From the monthly archives:

July 2010

The Modern Girl’s Guide to Sticky Situations

July 29, 2010

I am a firm believer in covering your butt. Not just literally, but preparing yourself to handle those situations where your fight or flight instincts go into full gear. It’s why I secretly pour over those advice columns and embarrassing story entries thinking, “Good thing I know what to do if that happens to me.” […]

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Finding a Revelation in the Uncomfortable

July 27, 2010

Most of us like to avoid uncomfortable situations. You watch what you say, think about what you do, and consider the possible judgements of others. If a situation made your palms sweat, you probably tip toe as much as possible to never repeat the experience. Unfortunately, by avoiding those situations, you never know what you’re […]

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Rock Your Career!

July 22, 2010

Brazen Careerist has been on FIRE this week! First they launched the free e-book What I Know About Finding a Job with Rich DeMatteo, and contributors from HR greats like Chris Ferdinandi, Lance Haun, Penelope Trunk, Sharlyn Lauby, Laurie Ruettimann, Ben Eubanks, and more. As Penelope says, “Ultimately, what you need to know about this […]

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Stop and Think: Reaction to the Shirley Sherrod Debacle

July 21, 2010

Like many others this morning, I am writing a reaction to the giant debacle that arose because no one stopped to think. Shirley Sherrod was removed from her position with the Department of Agriculture because of a video that had comments taken out of context. Somehow, in all the uproar about racism yesterday, it took […]

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Don’t File Those Interests Away

July 20, 2010

I love art, food, dance, and theater. That range of interests doesn’t seem to open many professional doors. Or so I thought. Back in high school, I took the core classes (math, science, English, and history) through senior year. After adding my language classes, I put art and journalism on top of those. I had […]

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ForbesWoman Post: The Gen Y Businesswoman’s Symbol? Shoes

July 15, 2010

Hey everyone, so I wanted to share that I’m posting over at the ForbesWoman blog: Work in Progress. Today is my first post, so here’s a little teaser: We operate in a world of symbols. If you have the American flag plastered on your jersey, you might be supporting Team USA. If you’re sporting a […]

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Quality vs. Quantity…or a Little of Both?

July 13, 2010

In Minnesota, there are two seasons: Winter and Construction. Needless to say, if it’s above freezing, there’s road construction all over the place. When I first arrived from Virginia, I kept calling home to my mom saying, “You won’t believe how fast these people move!” Yes, I was in awe of how quickly the road […]

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Connecting with The Girl Who Played with Fire – Internship Opportunity

July 11, 2010

Lisbeth Salander is a woman I’d never want to double-cross. Too bad plenty of bad guys never learned that lesson. Stieg Larsson created a wonderfully complicated woman in the character of Lisbeth. She breaks the rules, takes matters into her own hands, and manages to fight her way through all kinds of tribulations. If you […]

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Being a Funny Girl

July 8, 2010

Have I ever told you that I grew up thinking that life really was a musical? People would spontaneously break out in song and dance, knowing an invisible orchestra would provide the score? Sometimes I still try to sing in public, hoping someone will join in to Annie’s “Tomorrow”… A few years ago I finally […]

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