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Kelly Gurnett


Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits, where she documents her attempts to rid her life of the things that don’t matter and focus more on the things that do. She also appears in all these other places online. Follow her on Twitter @CordeliaCallsIt.

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Why You Should Think Like a Boss, No Matter What Your Job Title

By | No Comments | September 11, 2014

Stop thinking like an employee, even if you’re at the bottom of the totem pole. Think like a boss, and success will follow. Read »

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Your Career To-Do List for the Summer (Warning: Not for Slackers)

By | 2 Comments | July 31, 2014

While everyone else takes it easy this summer, now’s the perfect time to take your career by the reins and propel yourself to the top. Read »

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How Your Terrible Day Job Can Help You Become a Better Entrepreneur

By | 4 Comments | May 12, 2014

The things you learn in a 9-to-5 can translate to entrepreneurial success. Here’s how to mine your day job for the skills you’ll need to go off on your own. Read »

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Brazen Career Lessons from Breaking Bad

By | 8 Comments | September 19, 2013

While Breaking Bad’s Walter White may not be the best role model, we can learn some boss career moves from his unlikely entrepreneurial journey. Read »


Now We Know What It Costs to Employ GenY… So What?

By | 2 Comments | August 15, 2013

Maybe it’s time we stop throwing around stats about Millennials and focusing on what really matters—like performance and results. Read »

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How to Move Up the Career Ladder Without Being a Brown-Noser

By | 2 Comments | June 24, 2013

How do you get where you want to be without alienating everyone around you in the process? Follow these tips. Read »

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Don’t Let Your Career Get Stale: 6 Ways to Refresh and Recharge

By | 7 Comments | June 7, 2013

Every career could use a good decluttering now and then. Here are some of the major areas to focus on when clearing out the cobwebs. Read »


The Best-Kept Career Secrets

By | 18 Comments | May 24, 2013

Want the inside scoop on what makes a career superstar? We’ve got it for you—if you can handle it. Read »

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5 Ways to Say No Without Making People Hate You

By | 6 Comments | April 29, 2013

You can’t say yes to everyone. Here’s how to make a “no” sound polite and professional. Read »


The Efficiency Trap: Are You Working Too Fast for Your Own Good?

By | 12 Comments | April 11, 2013

Employers are always touting the importance of worker productivity. But is it what they REALLY want? Read »


How to Look for a New Job When You’re Already Employed

By | 20 Comments | April 1, 2013

You’re ready to move on—but you’ve still gotta bring in a paycheck until you can find that bigger and better thing. Here’s how to job hunt while still employed. Read »


Are We Unfairly Discriminating Against Peers With “Regular” Jobs?

By | 4 Comments | February 25, 2013

Gen Y hates being judged by those who don’t understand their career choices. But are we guilty of the same judgment when it comes to our more traditional peers? Read »

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The Dreaded Office Gift Exchange: What the #*&@ Should You Buy?

By | 3 Comments | December 12, 2012

Giving presents to coworkers always has the potential to be a little awkward. Here are a few fun (but safe!) options. Read »

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What to Do When You Screw Up Royally

By | 4 Comments | December 10, 2012

Ever make the kind of mistake that has visions of pink slips flashing before your eyes? If you haven’t yet, you will. Here’s what to do when it happens. Read »