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4 Actions I Took to Finally Follow My Dream

by Carrie Smith April 17, 2015

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After 10 years of working at my accounting job, I finally walked out the door for the last time. Like many people who are dedicated to their employers, it took several years to finally work up the courage to 1) admit that I wanted to quit (leaving a secure paycheck is tough) and 2) tell […]

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What Not To Do After A Performance Review

by Elana Konstant April 15, 2015

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Most employees and their managers would agree that the best part of a performance review is when it’s over. In reality, that is precisely when the hard work actually begins. Whether you aced your last performance review or were given a litany of complaints about your failings, the most important thing you can do now […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes #EqualPayDay

by Melody Wilding April 14, 2015

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Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. […]

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Why Asking For a Raise Is Your Best Investment

by Kali Hawlk April 14, 2015

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When you think about what it means to make good investments, your mind probably turns to things like the stock market, retirement portfolios, and financial advisors. But there’s a key idea (that doesn’t require any money from you!) that you’ve probably overlooked, and it can have a profound effect on your financial future: Asking for […]

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How to Quit Your Job With Class

by Kali Hawlk April 14, 2015

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We all experience changes throughout our personal and professional lives. Change is a good thing — it indicates we’re off on the next big adventure. But changes can negatively affect those we leave behind. When it comes to your career and it’s time to leave one job for the next, you need to avoid burning […]

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Five Reasons to Quit Your Job

by Taylor Gordon April 10, 2015

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There comes a time in every employee’s life when just the thought of waking up for one more day of your job is just too… paralyzing. Especially if you know your skills can find you better work. You may consider sticking it out, however, you still get this overwhelming pit of dread that starts growing […]

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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bully

by Kali Hawlk April 9, 2015

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Have you ever left work feeling miserable because of the behavior of another person in your office? Has another individual been cruel, exploitative, or demeaning? You may be a victim of workplace bullying. If so, you’re not alone. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their […]

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How To Prep For Your Performance Review

by Elana Konstant April 8, 2015

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You always remember the first time your boss calls you into his office. I was 17 and had been working in sales part-time for a bottled water company. My boss called me into his office to discuss “how the job was going.” I probably held my breath the whole time and still do whenever a […]

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9 Things You Should Do Before Your Interview

by Kali Hawlk April 7, 2015

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You wrote the perfect resume for your dream job. You applied for positions where you knew you would excel. Then you get that call you kept your fingers crossed for: your application made it past the initial screening process and a potential employer wants to schedule an interview with you! It’s thrilling to receive a […]

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How to Be Happier at Work

by Kali Hawlk April 6, 2015

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It’s rare to find someone who loves their job and what they do today. Data released in 2013 by Gallup revealed that only 13% of workers feel engaged in their positions and emotionally invested in helping their companies grow. Meanwhile, 63% of workers are not engaged and 24% are “actively disengaged” (read: hate their jobs). […]

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The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We Love

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss April 4, 2015

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The typical Finance section of your local bookstore is not exactly inviting. Cheesy covers and cheesier titles all promise to solve everyone’s problems and turn you into a millionaire — so how are you supposed to know which one is actually right for you and your goals? Are they all going to put you to […]

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How To Deal With Negative Feedback  

by Elana Konstant April 1, 2015

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We’ve all been there. Your supervisor invites you to her office to “talk about your performance.” Before she even starts to speak, a combination of fear and anger rise in your gut and threaten to escape through your lips. Rather than feel bereft that your failures are being highlighted, try to remember that this is […]

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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith March 30, 2015

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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3 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Negotiation

by Melody Wilding March 27, 2015

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You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going. So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it […]

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Five Ways Women Can Rise To The Top In Their Careers

by Elana Konstant March 25, 2015

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When it comes to analyzing the progress of women in the workforce, perspective is key.  Yes, over the past 20 years the number of women worldwide holding national parliamentary positions has doubled.  But, this means that the percentage increased only from 11% to 22%.  Yes, in the 50 or so years since admission was granted […]

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Five Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore March 24, 2015

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Ever dreamed of owning your schedule? Dictating when and where you work? Which projects you take on, and which you reject? You’re not alone. More people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei March 23, 2015

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Five Things You Should Never Do at The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2015

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 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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