Ms. Career Girl

Crafting Your Edge Instead of Chasing a Job

Ms. Career Girl

For the first time in 30 years, recent college graduates are more likely to be unemployed compared to overall workers. This is happening at a time of historic overall low unemployment rates.

2020 213

What To Do When It’s Time To Get Rid of That Old Ride

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Sometimes, your old ride is like that pair of shoes you’ve had forever. They’ve definitely seen better days, you have to admit. But they’re familiar and you just hate to let them go. Even so, you know it’s time to consider something new.

2020 190

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How Being Stressed At Work Can Affect Your Health

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This year don’t get stressed at work!

2020 203

Hiring Your First Employees: Making the Move from Small Business to Employer

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Watching the business that you’ve worked so hard to build grow larger is a highly rewarding experience, but it does have its challenges. With success comes the need to keep up with increased demand, and there’s only so much that one person can do. At some point, it will be time to hire employees.

2020 153

13 Chilling Thrillers to Keep You Cool This Summer

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Here it is, the middle of August. Yes, we’re only a bit over a month from the official end of summer. And that means the season of the scare – Halloween – is just around the corner.

2019 285

How Your Workspace Affects Your Mental Health and Productivity

Ms. Career Girl

No matter how much you enjoy your job, the workplace is entirely intended to elicit the maximum productivity from its employees.

2020 211

What You Need to Know (and Do) About the Generation Gap at Work 

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The communication and motivational styles of your coworkers and employees vary according to which generation they grew up in. Attitudes toward work, language, mindset and social norms evolve over time, leading to occasional generational conflict.

2020 153

8 Job Search Trends You Should Expect in 2020

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The new year always brings some exciting new developments in the job market with it. Sometimes it’s tax cuts, news about internships, other times tax increases. New tech impacts the business world, and perhaps new job opportunities have arisen? .

2020 200

How Women Are Shaping VR Technology

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It’s no secret that the tech industries have a serious diversity problem in general. According to a 2018 report by the National Center for Women & Information Technology , women hold just 26% of technology-related roles.

Why Soft Skills Are the Secret to Career Success

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If you’re in the job market, you’ve probably tweaked your resume to ensure it’s a strong and accurate representation of your abilities. Many of the attributes you list are hard skills, which directly relate to your job.

2019 205

Why Going Solo Could Be The Key to Finding Your Passion

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As humans, we’re innately social, which has many benefits; we get to enjoy dinners out, new experiences and going to the movies with our friends and family. However, our modern lives often have a way of making socializing difficult, especially when we reach our 30s and 40s.

2020 153

Beach Getaway? Check Out These 2019 Summer Beach Reads

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When you’re a working woman, sometimes nothing is better than time off, in peace and quiet with a great new book.

2019 283

10 New Books That Make Great End of Summer Reads

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The end of summer is nearly in sight, bringing with it the end to carefree days kicking back and reading. Before the temperatures cool down, get out and enjoy the final days of sunshine and bliss, with these ten great end of summer reads. The Nine by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg.

2019 262

Wine and weight loss? Yes, please!

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For many of us working women trying to do and have it “most” since we have become painfully aware that “all” is not available, Wine O’Clock is a sacred time each night.

2019 219

Employee retention: 7 Ways To Retain Your Talent in 2020

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The new year is traditionally a time where we re-evaluate our lives (and bank balances) for the twelve months ahead, which makes it a common time for employees to start considering switching jobs.

2020 193

7 Books That Celebrate the Successes of Women

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It’s no secret that women do remarkable things every day. Whether it’s building a thriving career, inspiring others or overcoming a tumultuous incident, the power of women is alive and well.

2019 207

Why Personal Development Books May Not Lead to Your Success

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What if this whole time we had it all wrong? What if everything was backwards and nothing was what it appears to be? Have you ever felt like you are broken, and something must be intrinsically wrong with you? Do you find yourself in a constant state of judgement thinking you cannot do or be enough?

2020 163

Five Points for Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs to Consider

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So, you’re thinking about switching careers. You want to leave the 9-5 life behind and venture into the challenging yet rewarding labyrinth that is entrepreneurship. You’ve got dreams, ideas, and plans, but you’ve also got to get started.

2020 153

Why Your LinkedIn Presence Matters and How to Enhance Your Profile

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On its face, LinkedIn seems quite straightforward. You type in the details of your work experience, post them online and share the page with potential employers. As it turns out, though, the social media site has so much more to offer than a digitized version of your CV.

2019 217

Best Tips to Land a Dream Job During the Holidays

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Executive job seekers looking to find jobs during the holidays are often under the mistaken impression it’s fruitless to apply. The excuses run rampant as to why not to look including no one is hiring, and everyone is off work, but the truth is the opposite is true.

2019 207

Tell-tale Signs That You Should Turn Down That Job Offer

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When it comes to obtaining a job offer and securing a job, there are many factors that go into this process.

2019 256

7 Steps to Reclaiming Your Voice and Saying What You Want.

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In China, it is seen as a good thing for a female to appear shy, modest, and subtle in how you communicate. The way I would normally say ‘hello’ was I would look and smile – and never actually say ‘hello’.

2019 238

5 Reasons To Reconnect With Nature

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In today’s modern, technology filled world it is so important for us to take the time to reconnect with nature. Do you ever wonder why going for a walk can be so calming? Why taking a break in nature can make you feel so refreshed?

2019 213

10 Books for Mom – For The Mom Who Does It All

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Mothers can be the most influential person in a woman’s life and each year we get to celebrate the mothers who love, cherish and support their children and those most important to them.

2019 276

Why Corporate Results Are a Matter of Personal Style

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To thrive in this female-driven consumer world, female leaders should be at the forefront of all strategic decisions. These leaders need to have more than just a seat at the table.

2020 153

How Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Affected My Self Esteem

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When people think of sexual harassment, they think about egregious behavior (I mean it has to be egregious to be valid, right?) exhibited by men at work. Then they often wonder if the woman is lying or exaggerating and nowadays, we hear a lot about the lack of due process for the accused.

2020 153

How to Use LinkedIn Marketing like a Business Capitalist

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LinkedIn is one of the most widely used social media networks worldwide. It has more than 610 million members with more than 303 million active users each month, rivaling platforms like Twitter and Instagram.

2019 254

Office Politics: Overcome The Office Shark

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Politics Again. Jeanine locked her office door and let her smile collapse. She was so angry! Ambushed again, by that jerk Pat. Why did Pat have to undermine everything she did? They were on the same team!

2020 153

Should You Accept That Promotion?

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Tempting as it may be, just because you are offered a promotion doesn’t necessarily mean you have to accept it. In fact, self-aware employees consider the extra responsibilities that come with a promotion and turn down the job if they feel the job exceeds their capabilities.

2019 232

Building The Best Place To Work – Strong, Employee-Centric Core Values

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Building a best place to work is easier than you think. With the right people and the right formula, any company can have the type of corporate culture that fosters employee retention and makes recruiting top talent easy.

2019 217

How to Leverage Another Job Offer (The Right Way)

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Some people say the only way to get a real raise is through another job offer, and the numbers back up this claim. A 2016 study conducted by Glassdoor Economic Research found that workers who change jobs receive a 5.2% pay bump on average.

2019 208

5 Tips To Bring Your Best Self To Work Every Day

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Do you ever get the sense you are just going through the motions at work? The term “burned out” has a basis in reality. It happens to people who go to work everyday, do what’s necessary to get the job done and just never seem to feel good about their accomplishments.

2020 164

How to Know When To Deliberate and When to Decide

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Whether you’re a business owner, a member of senior management, a team lead, or even a professional with decision-making power in your role, you’ve probably come up against the issue of analysis paralysis.

2019 186

Is This Why You’re Not Getting A Job Offer?

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There’s always a lot of competition for good job openings. So it’s quite average to have to endure several companies interviewing you before you finally get an offer. But what if you’re not getting a job offer after even 15 or 20 interviews?

2019 247

How to Be Limitless in Your Life and Career

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We all have a similar goal. We want success to feel meaningful, we want our work to matter. But it doesn’t. And we feel stuck. No matter how hard we hustle and grind toward success, or how much we achieve it. That’s because the problem isn’t how we achieve success, it’s how we define success.

2019 271

How a Road Trip Makes You a Better Leader

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What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? The two words often get mixed up but can be extremely different. Many people argue managers are focused on business operations and leaders are centered on team members.

2019 236

Hey Dude, I Just Quit My Job!” “Wait, You Did WHAT???” 

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People don’t just quit. Put another way, thoughtful people don’t just quit their jobs on the spur of the moment. They plan when to resign, how to resign and what to do after they resign.

5 Steps to Better Handling Colleagues Who Deny Reality

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Up means down and down means up — We’ve all had colleagues who make it a practice of denying what we know is real. It happens in politics, science, business and anywhere: people whose beliefs are a million miles away from reality.

2019 205

The Science Behind Why You Should Stop Saying You’re Bad At Your Job

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There is an old mantra that many of us use when starting a new job, or entering a new situation: “Fake it until you make it.” It’s good advice—but not for the reason many of us think. Faking it until you make it isn’t about pretending like you’re good and hoping no one notices until you become good.

2019 247

HELP WANTED: HOW TO AVOID ROOKIE MISTAKES ON A JOB INTERVIEW

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Whether you are in college seeking an internship, or further on in your career and looking to advance your position, making basic and careless mistakes on a job interview can cost you that opportunity even if you have the experience, credentials, and intelligence. First impressions count!

2019 264

Why Taking Time Out is Essential

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Your professional self – your work – should contribute to unlocking your vast reservoir of untapped potential and creating the future you want. If it’s doing the opposite, taking time out to consider these six questions is essential. What does success mean to you personally?

2019 201

Four Tips to Disconnect on Vacation to Improve Your Mental Health

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In today’s fast-paced society, the constant stress and anxiety of juggling demands in our personal and professional lives can take a toll on physical and psychological health. To maintain a mentally healthy work-life-balance, it’s crucial to take a break and disconnect on vacation.

2019 241

How I Made My Entrepreneurial Goals a Reality

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Ever since I was little, I’ve been an entrepreneur at heart. When I was just six years old, you could usually find me making little trinkets, setting up a “shop” in my basement, and selling them to my family and friends.

2019 191