Ever tried to correct someone, only for them to ignore or get mad at you? Yeah, it’s never a pleasant experience — especially when you have to see that person eight hours a day, five days a week. Sometimes, it’s better to let the mistake slide. For example, if your coworker mispronounced the CEO’s name in...Read more
The summer months are sadly coming to an end, and as the sun goes in, businesses can often notice a decrease in morale. The winter blues can have a huge effect on the motivation and productivity of your workforce, so introducing some new morale boosting methods will help your employees shake-off the dip in productivity.Read more
Are you hoping to receive an awesome job offer? Are you praying that your employer will give you a raise? Whether it’s the fear of being perceived as pushy or feeling uncomfortable about the negotiation process, professionals are hesitant when it comes to salary negotiation. Make it a goal to earn the salary you deserve. Instead of fearing salary negotiation,...Read more
Interviews are like first dates, where the candidate and the interviewer try to pass off the best versions of themselves. Candidates sell you on their immaculate resumes, and some canned responses. You sell them on unlimited coconut water, and a foosball table. No one really knows if it’ll work out or not. But the burden of proof falls...Read more
Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview for what will (hopefully) be your first-ever full-time job. Now only one thing stands between you and that first gig: the ever-important interview. If you don’t have much prior interview experience (or if it’s been a while since you’ve done one), an interview can seem a little intimidating. Whether it’s in...Read more
Down with hours long networking events and conferences. Long live speed networking.In our fast-paced world, efficiency and clarity are prized qualities. It's not much different in the networking world. In fact, efficient networking can help build stronger, more nuanced, longer lasting connections. Here are three tactics for leveraging networking techniques that take less time...
Ok so, first things first: your savings account is not your emergency savings account.I’ll say it another way: it’s super important to have a basic savings account, but it’s equally as important to have a “hidden stash”—that savings account that’s truly reserved for an unexpected life event. Think: job loss, unexpected car implosion, sudden...
Considering how many employers have turned to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage online applications, it has become essential to consider how our resumes get “read” by these systems. Our resume is a marketing document - it highlights our skills, experience, accomplishments and VALUE to a particular employer. They are “targeted” to the employer’s needs and therefore often...Read more
As Career Girls, we’re always thinking about the future, and working towards our goals, but when thinking becomes worrying, we need to stop ourselves. As much as we visualize and chase our goals, we can’t control what life will throw at us, so it’s important to think constructively and put down all those worries. If you’re not convinced, here are...Read more
Even after years of education, there are some things that some people still mess up. For me, it's algebra. For others, it's the laws of physics. And for many, it's grammar. It's not easy. Words and phrases that sound fine in your head can look like gibberish when written down -- that is, if you even...Read more