Ms. Career Girl

7 Quick Fitness Tips For The Busy Career Woman

Ms. Career Girl

The day looks something like this. Wake up, get dressed, throw some makeup on, drink 1 st of many cups of coffee, and off to work and meetings. Lunch, eaten at your desk might look like whatever is in the vending machine, and we forge on with phone calls and more meetings.

2020 196

Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

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Most will probably agree that summer 2020 has been the longest, most difficult summer ever. But now we can look forward to a new season as fall is upon us! And with a new season, comes new books! We’ve got a couple celebrity authors here – actor Lou Diamond Phillips and celebrity doctor Ian K.

2020 271

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10 Books to Read if You Feel Like Escaping 2020

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With September finally here, it’s time to break out some stories that can make you feel as if you’re in another world. Here’s our picks of books to read that are full of self-discovery and help break you away from the odd world of 2020. Even if just for a little while!

2020 242

10 Romance Novels You Need to Cuddle Up with This Fall

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Romance novels. The excitement of a new love, the passion, the fights, the fall-out, and the reconnection. There may be a formula, but when it comes to romance novels that get the heart racing and the pulse surging, you know you’ve got a good one.

2020 205

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

I begin most resume writing projects with a get-to-know-you phone call with a prospective client. It is during this call that I always ask this question: “What are you doing now and what are you hoping to transition into?”.

2020 215

Insights about China I Gained as an American Journalist

Ms. Career Girl

Why should any of us look behind the next hill, or across the border, or across the ocean, into the warm living rooms of people who don’t look or think or talk as we do?

2020 207

For Feminism, Basically

Ms. Career Girl

My initial understanding of feminism crystallized one fall day in my junior year of high school, in 1968, when I met Anne Sexton on the back porch of our house in Hanover, New Hampshire. My father had invited Anne to read her poetry on the Dartmouth College campus (then all male).

2020 233

Sixteen Tips To Make Your Life Better – TODAY

Ms. Career Girl

It’s been a pretty rough year, don’t you think? I surely do. There’s been unimaginable pressure on us as individuals, and as families. Here’s some tips from the professionals to make your life better, starting today.

2020 206

“I Live On My Own In a 26? Camper.”

Ms. Career Girl

I wake up. Not because of an alarm. Not because I successfully completed the five to six 90-minute sleep cycles my 22 year-old body usually needs. What stirred me from my (probably) mid-cycle sleep was the chilly air nipping away at my toes, despite being snuggled up in bed.

2020 192

Focused and Diffuse Thinking: Why Your Brain Needs a Day Off

Ms. Career Girl

What a day. I can’t think. I can’t write. Even choosing something to watch on TV feels like a major effort. Playing solitaire on my phone is about all I can handle. Have you had days like this?

2020 168

Helping Your Child Start a Business

Ms. Career Girl

When most people think about a child starting a business, the neighborhood lemonade stand often comes to mind. While there is certainly nothing wrong with that, some children may have more serious ambitions when it comes to being an entrepreneur.

2020 134

21st Century Burnout

Ms. Career Girl

2008 was a dumpster fire. I was getting divorced smack dab in the middle of the global financial crisis. I’d built a company where I’d been living my professional dream for seven years.

2020 204

Forget Balance. You Need a Work-Life Breakthrough

Ms. Career Girl

When you ask people to use their hands to show what “balance” looks like, hands ultimately raise in some replica of a scale, similar to the scales of justice. Bogus. Yes, the very word “balance” creates the picture of a scale in which everything is equal. But life is never equal.

2020 163

Job Search During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” ” Words that no working woman wants to hear…especially just starting out in her career…and especially during a pandemic! We all know that a job search can be stressful under the best of conditions.

2020 197

Battling Career Fear: How to Conquer Despair, Doubt, and Defeat

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Let’s just go ahead and say it: there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to strike fear in the hearts of even the most secure female career professional.

2020 166

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

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If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields. The workforce has changed, and continuing to cover your bills requires flexibility. It’s a challenging transition, but you’re up to the task.

2020 204

A Hack for Mastering Marketing Agility: Watch the Movie Grease

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Do you remember the movie Grease, and its big dance scene? Surprisingly, that scene is the perfect lens to master marketing agility. Summarizing the scene: a dance show chose Rydell High as the site of its dance contest, and students strut for gains and glory.

2020 148

Steps to a Successful Long-Term Remote Work Routine

Ms. Career Girl

When you imagined working from home, you likely thought of the many perks that come with it. You wouldn’t have to commute anymore, risk catching the seasonal office flu or spend your time packing lunches at night.

2020 165

Running a Business Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business.

2020 143

Four Tips for Negotiating a Flexible Work Schedule

Ms. Career Girl

The U.S. is potentially on the verge of a mental health crisis with nearly half of Americans reporting the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health.

2020 164

Could Your Co-worker Could Eventually Be Your New Best Friend?

Ms. Career Girl

As adults, our number one way for making friends is through our jobs. And yet, it’s those friendships that scare us the most as the stakes can feel so high should something go awry.

2020 181

How to Keep Your Career Safe in the Age of Technology

Ms. Career Girl

It’s December 31, 1999, and everyone around the world awaits the arrival of both the century and millennium.

2020 143

15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

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It’s finally summertime! And even though a lot of us are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t find some time in our busy schedules to take a break. Let these anticipated summer releases drift you away to a literary vacation full of adventure, heartbreak, and romance. We Came Here to Shine . by Susie Orman Schnall (June 16).

2020 217

Four Tips to Grow Your Leadership Skills

Ms. Career Girl

What Makes a Great Leader? A great leader is someone who instills feelings of inspiration and motivation over fear and anxiety. This person does not seek authority, but instead, thrives off of empowering others to live up to their fullest potential.

2020 172

Leadership is not for everyone. Is it for you?

Ms. Career Girl

Merriam-Webster defines leadership as “the office or position of a leader; capacity to lead; and the act or instance of leading.” I contend that leadership is more than a title, ability, or action. Unlike management, leadership isn’t about positional authority alone, or at all.

2020 201

How to Thrive in Times of Change

Ms. Career Girl

Dealing with change can be difficult. After all, humans are creatures of habit. We’ve spent years perfecting our routines and situational responses, basing them on experience and empirical evidence. When we’re in our comfort zones, we know exactly how to act and what to expect.

2020 192

10 Ways to Stimulate Employee Motivation

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Today’s fast-moving business environment demands that the effective manager be both a well-organized administrator and highly adept in understanding people’s basic needs and behavior in the workplace.

2020 191

10 Steps for Building the Resilience to Move from Trauma to Triumph

Ms. Career Girl

This year has brought more than its fair share of trauma—a global pandemic, quarantine, unexpected isolation, sudden deaths, massive job losses, a videotaped murder at the hands of a police officer, a global protest against systemic racism, and more.

2020 172

Covid-19 Look Like 19 Pounds? Here’s How to Lose Covid Weight Gain!

Ms. Career Girl

It’s not just you, lots of us have struggled with putting on the “Quarantine 19”—those unwanted pounds adding on while staying at home during the pandemic. Comfort foods, constant access to snacks, and Grub Hub all contribute to our higher calories consumption lately. So what can you do about it?

2020 156

Who Runs the World? Three Inspirational Women in Business

Ms. Career Girl

In recent years, feminist discourse on the role of women in business has become much more visible. No longer is it a conversation we’re afraid to have, but one that is gaining traction across many different industries. While real progress has been made, however, we’re still not where we’d like to be.

2020 134

Building Your New Environmentally Conscious Business

Ms. Career Girl

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw an incredible change in nature. Because humans weren’t driving, the air became cleaner. Because we weren’t boating, canals became clearer. Humanity’s impact on the environment generally isn’t a positive one.

2020 156

Career Woman? Here’s How You Can Support Your Busy Life

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Trying to keep all of the demands on you as a career woman can be quite a challenge. While eating right, getting exercise, and other common self-care habits are essential, are you overlooking some powerful elements that support you across the full spectrum of daily life?

2020 146

New Side Hustles in 2020 Have New Challenges

Ms. Career Girl

There can be many obstacles to starting a successful small business, but 2020 has completely changed the things to look out for.

2020 139

You’re Writing? 3 Things All Writers Must Know

Ms. Career Girl

Well, actually, I’m writing… I find myself saying that a lot lately. In the past few months, writing has become an unexpected side hustle – one more thing to balance in an already busy life.

2020 160

Story of a Hacker: Pursuing What I Love Made Me Grow a Second Layer of Skin

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I started my career in programming 13 years ago. For the past three years, I have been a full-time hacker. However, I prefer calling myself a cybersecurity expert, as the word “hacker” is associated with the stereotype of a male criminal wearing a hoodie.

2020 151

We Need More Girls in STEM!

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Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – why is it the world of men? Truth is, we need more girls in STEM! Worldwide, STEM jobs are dominated by men, but this is not because they are better! It is because girls don’t get pushed into STEM as much as boys do, and that leads to a shortage of women further down the line. There are many studies available online to show that men dominate STEM jobs….

2020 181

What I Didn’t Know About Symbols and Should Have

Ms. Career Girl

This past week, I received a text from my husband who was working downstairs. Please bring me another t-shirt ASAP!” Confused, I ran to the closet, pulled out one of his many grey t-shirts and headed down stairs – baffled by his request and assuming that he had spilled coffee. The shirt had a green four-leaf clover and no stain in sight. As he reached out and pulled one off the hanger, his words struck me hard. “I I am very sorry about that.”

2020 186

When Working Remotely and Social Distancing Get Old

Ms. Career Girl

To everyone who has always said that they’d love to work from home – your wish has been granted. As we head into our second month of quarantine, some employees might be loving it, while others struggle with their new work-from-home lifestyle and social distancing. If you’re among the latter, you’re not alone. Studies show that 82 percent of remote workers burnout.

2020 210

6 Steps to Building a Remote Work Environment That’s Sustainable

Ms. Career Girl

When COVID-19 began, work-from-home seemed like a blessed stopgap — a way out of working in potentially health- and life-compromising environments, and a way to (partially) manage kids who had nowhere to go during the day.

2020 165

8 Common Delegation Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

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Delegating is the key to a successful business and what sets bosses apart from true leaders. The hardest part? Knowing when to let go. Are you delegating tasks, especially remotely these days, then find yourself nervous, hovering over your team making sure they do it right?

2020 165

Preparing for the Job Search Post Covid-19

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While many companies have managed to shift to remote operations, the COVID-19 shutdowns have led to millions of Americans simply without work. Some have been furloughed while others have been laid off. Either way, with many companies looking to trim staff or even unlikely to survive the pandemic at all, there will likely be countless workers starting a job search in the coming months.

2020 197

Review: An Affordable, Adjustable Standing Desk

Ms. Career Girl

I first saw an adjustable standing desk at a Las Vegas CES show a few years ago. It was pretty much love at first sight. But I could never get myself to cough up the price they wanted for them, often in excess of $1,000.

2020 156

How to Decide if You Should Get Active with Brand Activism – And What to If So

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From the team formerly known as the Washington Redskins, to #BlackLivesMatter, to saying goodbye to Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima, social activism is the latest must-have for brands. But should you join in?

2020 160