Ms. Career Girl

Take A Vacation. It May Save Your Life.

Ms. Career Girl

Do not follow your mother’s example! If you have ever heard yourself say, “Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all,” I suggest you look again when it comes to work habits and taking vacations. Because a vacation may save your life.

2018 218

Working Anyway: On Physical Challenges – Reflections from a Retiree

Ms. Career Girl

Chances are, right now you are in pretty good health, and maybe aging or physical difficulties are something you think may not happen until decades from now… and I truly hope this is the case.

2018 242

Four Tips For Being Confident At Work — But Not Catty

Ms. Career Girl

Women in the workplace are sometimes thought of as a scary group of people. It’s safe to say there’s a stereotype about women — their cattiness knows no bounds and instead of coworkers, they’re competitors. And when we’re competing, we play both offense and defense.

2018 247

How to Straight-White-Man-ify Your Resume in 8 Simple Steps (Wink*!)

Ms. Career Girl

One of the key ingredients of any great resume is its ability to convey a sense of who you are as a unique individual. Unless, of course, you are not a straight white male, in which case you want to hide as much of that uniqueness as possible.

2018 192

The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

Ms. Career Girl

After a long workday or a week spent in the office, there’s nothing better than settling into a comfortable spot with a warm drink and a great new book. If you’re looking for a fiction story to relax with this fall, these are the must-read new releases by women that we think you’ll love.

2018 220

How to Defend Against Five Emotional Vampires At Work

Ms. Career Girl

Emotional vampires wear many different disguises — from workplace bullies to needy relatives to poor-me complainers. Intentionally or not, these people can make us feel depressed, overwhelmed, defensive, wiped out and angry.

2018 215

Five Things To Do When You Think You Have a Million Dollar Idea

Ms. Career Girl

So you think you’ve got an idea for the “next big thing?” ” Tiffany Krumins, who successfully pitched her idea on Shark Tank, has these tips to turn your million dollar idea into reality. Do Your Product Research. Search high and low to see if your idea already exists.

2018 163

How To Become A BadAss Successful Woman In Business

Ms. Career Girl

Picture this scenario, you have been sent to a conference to network and make connections, and while you are smiling and making polite conversation on the outside; on the inside, you are comparing yourself to everyone in the room. Should I have worn this outfit?”

2018 195

How To Prepare Yourself For The Best Job Opportunity Ever

Ms. Career Girl

Your dream job has an opening, they’re taking applications, and you couldn’t think of a better role for yourself – it’s like this job was made for you! It’s incredibly exciting when we find that perfect role, and nerve racking when we realise how much we really want it!

2018 210

Handling Change: the CIO Model

Ms. Career Girl

Change is the Only Constant. I once read an editorial called ‘Everything Has A Shelf Life.’ The author’s premise was that nothing lasts forever; change happens every day. Expected and unexpected, good and bad, change is part of life. Handling change is essential in the workplace.

2018 191

High-Functioning Depression – What it is and How it Looks

Ms. Career Girl

High-Functioning Depression is a form of the illness that is not intense enough to noticeably affect the ability to perform daily responsibilities such as work and domestic duties but can persist for years, leading to more functional impairment over time than acute episodes of major depression.

2018 204

Why do so many workers remain silent about toxic work behavior?

Ms. Career Girl

Virtually every American worker has been the target of toxic work behavior at some point in his/her career and, yet, the majority of us never report it.

2018 221

6 Ways Marriage Can Train Business Owners to Solve Problems

Ms. Career Girl

What do marriage, launching a start-up company, and managing a growing business have in common? They all require expert problem solving skills at a moment’s notice. Nobody has the perfect marriage.

2018 160

Why Character and Culture Are Still A Critical Choice

Ms. Career Girl

Long before we enter the corporate world, even before we take our first step into a childhood classroom, there’s an inner guidance program running. But we’re soon confronted with choices and trade-offs. For everything we choose, there’s something else we didn’t.

2018 239

Enjoy Your Job: Make Your Work Match Your Strengths

Ms. Career Girl

Do you enjoy your job or dread it? Another presentation to write? Messing with fonts and colours bored Marcia to tears. She would much rather analyze numbers, to find their secrets. Sighing, she turned to her colleague Stephen, who had also just let out a long sigh. What is it?’ She asked him. ‘I

2018 220

Your Wardrobe Matters as a Freelancer and Here’s Why

Ms. Career Girl

Most people assume that remote work of any kind counts as “pajama” or “café” work: provided you engage with your computer rather than clients in the unbounded space of your home, there is no reason to dress to impress anyone save yourself.

Late Bloomer? Fear Not, The Best is Yet To Come!

Ms. Career Girl

Do you feel like you haven’t “peaked” in life yet? No worries. It is believed that developing later on in life is perfectly healthy and normal.

2018 160

The Top 5 Countries Where it Pays to Be a Teacher

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone who has had the privilege of going through the school system has met a teacher that has made an impact on their lives. When we’re kids, and even when we’re adults, it’s hard to think about our teachers in terms of all the hefty workload they have inside and outside the classroom.

2018 201

Five Scary Actions that Haunt Your Reputation

Ms. Career Girl

Have you ever been so frustrated by someone’s bad habits that the very thought of communicating with them scares you? Do you go into hiding when you see a rude coworker coming your way? What if YOU are the one everyone with whom everyone fears communicating?

2018 169

An Interview With Woman of The Year Toby Hassan Fishman

Ms. Career Girl

Being a single mom is challenge enough. Now imagine doing that and also building a successful business.

2018 203

How Jeep Therapy Helped Me Get Through My Silent Struggle

Ms. Career Girl

The Perfect Storm hit me out of nowhere about eight years ago. Growing closer to that half century mark, my body and hormones where changing and I didn’t realize depression was setting in. My two amazing kids were growing older becoming more independent and not needing me like they once did.

2018 217

Aging Parents – The Truth You Need To Know

Ms. Career Girl

None of us likes the idea of getting older. But getting older, and eventually facing death, is part of the human experience. And it’s happening to each and every one of us, including our parents.

2018 194

Living Your Own Version of Personal Happiness

Ms. Career Girl

Have you noticed how often someone else is telling you what it takes to be happy? Telling you the who, what, when, where, and even why about what you need to do to attain personal happiness? How many “happiness gurus” have you listened to?

2018 215

How Much Halloween Candy is Too Much?

Ms. Career Girl

With Halloween less than a week away, kids will be eating all the Halloween candy they can find, and sugar levels will be through the roof. But how much sugar is too much, and what are the signs your child is sugar overdosing? Dr. Christopher Calapai D.O.

2018 166

Miss America on The Value of Public Speaking

Ms. Career Girl

The Miss America Organization is more than a competition, it’s a 365 day effort to advance scholarship and service. It is a voice for young women who are looking to participate in social change. Today, the Miss America Organization is more relevant than ever.

How to Eliminate YOUR Gender Pay Gap

Ms. Career Girl

The gender pay gap in the U.S. continues to stand at about 80%. This means that for every $1 earned by men, women earn just 80 cents. Unfortunately, progress in closing the gap for women in the U.S.

2018 192

What 2,000 LinkedIn Photos Can Teach Job Seekers

Ms. Career Girl

It’s true what they say: You only have one shot to make a first impression. In this digital age, it’s likely that the first impression happens online through social media, and if you’re looking for a job, those first impressions are undoubtedly on LinkedIn.

2018 163

The 17 Most Misleading Job Titles

Ms. Career Girl

Batman. Digital Overlord. Scrum Master. No, they’re not Halloween costumes, they’re someone’s next job. With the right training, job seekers can be a Chick Sexer, a Comb Capper, or even a Batman (bat ears not included).

2018 163

Four Tips For Moms Returning To Work

Ms. Career Girl

Mothers who have been out of the workforce for a few years often find it difficult to return. Years spent as a stay-at-home mom can count against women as they try to get back into full-time work.

2018 182

7 Great New Books To Celebrate National Women’s Equality Day

Ms. Career Girl

Every day is a chance to celebrate women and promote equality for females everywhere, but we’re taking time out of our day this year to celebrate National Women’s Equality Day with these new books about strong women, written by fearless females.

2018 208

Frequent Business Traveler? Here’s How I Stay Healthy

Ms. Career Girl

People often tell me how jealous they are that I get to travel the world for work. But the truth is, it’s not as glamorous as it sounds. What most people don’t realize is how challenging it is for business travelers like myself to stay healthy on the road.

Travel 185

Is There A Dr. in Your House?

Ms. Career Girl

I recently read an article in the New York Times about a woman who was trolled on Twitter for making reference to her PhD. ( “Women, Own Your Dr. Titles” by Julia Baird.) The comments were so hostile she decided to add “Dr.” to her handle. Just to rub it in. The abuse intensified.

2018 188

5 Tips When Looking For a New Job Over the Age of 40

Ms. Career Girl

When I look in the mirror, for the first 5 seconds I still see a twenty- year -old. Then the visible wrinkles around my eyes and jowls provide a friendly reminder that I’m not twenty anymore.

2018 197

Don’t crash in your job, change it!

Ms. Career Girl

Have you ever noticed after those first few months (or perhaps even years) in a new job, you find yourself settling into a comfortable, relaxing pattern? While comfort in one’s job is a good thing, it can quickly become monotonous and, boring.

2018 187

11 Quick Tips For Launching a New Business

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit; in fact, I’ve encouraged that go-for-it spirit into my kids- my tween daughter thought of, launched and is successfully running her own business.

2018 163

Insurance Costs Too High? Here’s How To Lower Them

Ms. Career Girl

The average homeowner purchasing the most common type of insurance spends around $1,132 on premiums each year. Insurance companies take many different factors into consideration before setting rates for their customers. But you can control your insurance costs.

Are You Really A Social Drinker. or Could it Be Much Worse?

Ms. Career Girl

COULD YOU BE AN ALCOHOLIC? Increasingly, women are going head to head with men when it comes to binge drinking. It’s not surprising: society normalizes, encourages, and promotes drinking so heavily that it can be nearly impossible, at times, to know what’s “normal” or not.

2018 160

Seven Work Habits That Will Sink Your Job and Maybe Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

Kick those bad habits, right? But the challenge is that it’s not just black and white. Some habits, in moderation, are perfectly acceptable. But taken to excess and they become more negative than positive. And that’s the key. Knowing when enough is enough.

2018 176

Excelling as an Entrepreneur (While Helping Others)

Ms. Career Girl

Deciding to take the plunge of entrepreneurship is a business adventure that takes a lot courage, commitment, and of course, hard work.

Startup vs Corporate: Which Job Offer is Right for You?

Ms. Career Girl

Are you considering whether to join a startup or a big established corporation? Consider these factors first! The Fit. Most of us spend at least 45 hours each week working, so your work environment is critical.

2018 189

5 Steps to Improving Engagement in Meetings

Ms. Career Girl

The interview for that new job you’re hoping to get. The coffee date with your personal hero, and hopefully, future mentor. The make-or-break sales demo with that perfect-fit client. The last-ditch attempt to mend a broken partnership.

2018 194

Navigating a Career Slump – All You Need To Know To Move Ahead

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve been staring at your computer screen for hours, unable to do anything. You continuously find yourself wasting away the hours at work, procrastinating and avoiding the one thing you should be doing.

2018 179

Five Qualities Every Great Business Leader Has

Ms. Career Girl

Do you have what it takes to be a great business leader? Y ou don’t have to be a CEO to lead. If you’re a team manager, supervisor or oversee the work of a single person, you need to inspire, direct and get the best out of those you lead.

2018 183