Monthly Archives: November 2017

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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How to Develop in Your Career by Working with a Mentor

A good mentor should be supportive but also prepared to challenge your thinking and perspective. Ideally your mentor can suspend judgment and encourage you to reflect on a range of options. Rapport is essential in establishing a relationship that is open and honest so you will experience maximum benefit from the mentoring. It should work something like this:
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How To Make Stress Your Friend

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.

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15 Qualities Of A Successful Job Seeker

Are you the perfect job applicant?  When recruiting, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. While we are not born with every desired trait, it is imperative we gain these attributes as we continue in our career and subsequently during our next job search. You should remember that no job applicant is...
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Work Remotely? Here’s How to Get that Promotion

Working remotely has it perks, but it’s also easy to be forgotten. While telecommuting has become an accepted practice for all size companies, moving up when you work from home can sometimes be harder to do. After all, remote workers have to be self-promoters if they want to get ahead when they aren’t in the office on...
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5 Tips to Ace a Video Interview

These days, video-based job interviews are becoming more frequent, but they’re still far from the norm. If and when you get a notification that an interview won’t be in-person, it will likely create some additional anxiety. And let’s face it: interviews are already stressful enough! Whether it’s conducted by a live video conference, via Skype for example,...
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Networking Mistakes That Are Killing Your Game

Most of us get as excited about networking as we do about a root canal. But the thing is, it's a pretty big deal.

There’s a not-so-secret secret to job hunting that a lot of people like to ignore: when it comes to your career, “pull” is just as important, if not more important, than...
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Many College Graduates Not Equipped for Workplace Success

  • Not all college graduates had high-quality college experiences
  • Key college experiences link to workplace engagement
  • Time to look beyond grades, test scores and resumes
Most employers hiring college graduates take it for granted that these candidates are more qualified than other potential employees who don't have a degree. Many job postings emphasize a college degree...
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