Yearly Archives: 2017

How To Correct A Coworker Without Sounding Like A Jerk

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...
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5 Steps to Boost Office Morale During the Winter Months

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.

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5 Rules of Salary Negotiation

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,...
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Startup recruiting: Play the “Game of Weakness”

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...
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6 Rookie Mistakes When Answering Interview Questions

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...
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How to Make Professional Connections in Less Than 2 Minutes

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...
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So What’s An Emergency Fund (And How Do I Get One?)

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...
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Resume, Meet the Computer: Top Formatting Tips for ATS

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...
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5 Reasons You Should Stop Worrying About The Future

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...
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