Ms. Career Girl

Here’s Our Spring 2021 Reading Roundup

Ms. Career Girl

With the change of the new season comes new reads to add to your TBR! We have listed some of our most anticipated releases that are perfect for your next Spring read. From romance to thriller, we have everything for your tastes. For All She Knows by Jamie Beck.

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Want to Live in a Castle? Consider Becoming a Butler!

Ms. Career Girl

You probably have an image of a butler as a graying, stately man, dressed in a tuxedo and looking very formal. But that stereotype is far from accurate. For those up to the task, becoming a butler is a viable career option for women as well as men.

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How To Make a Great First Impression

Ms. Career Girl

Whether it’s a job interview or just meeting someone new, making a great first impression can make a huge difference in how your future plays out. So how do you make that first meeting memorable? What is it that will make the other person want to continue the relationship?

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Women Rarely Negotiate for Higher Salaries – Here’s How to Start Asking

Ms. Career Girl

It’s hard enough being your own advocate—even more so advocating for yourself in a space that has historically discouraged it. It’s no secret that women’s paychecks have generally been slimmer than their male counterparts’.

2021 130

From Barefoot to Stilettos: FINDING MY YES

Ms. Career Girl

Being an entrepreneur, or as I like to consider myself—a serial entrepreneur, one that has tons of ideas—I have to be a dreamer. I’m a dreamer who starts up a company and goes sailing with it. And then I have another dream. And then, another and another.

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The Benefits and Importance of Global Talent in an Increasingly Remote Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

No matter what kind of company you run or work for, talent acquisition is an important part of building a workplace that accomplishes exactly what you need to.

2021 130

10 Spring and Summer Thriller and Mystery Must-Reads

Ms. Career Girl

Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to search for the perfect poolside book. There are so many great new thrillers and mysteries coming out this year that we cannot wait to get our hands on, so check them out and add a few to your beach tote and your summer reading list! .

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Twelve 2021 Book Debuts To Add to Your Reading List

Ms. Career Girl

One thing on everyone’s new year resolution list should have been to read more! With the new year comes new books making it easy to accomplish this goal. Since there are so many great new reads to choose from, we’ve narrowed it down to the 12 debuts you should read in 2021.

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Why You Should Write a Will Now — Even if You’re Young

Ms. Career Girl

Topics like life insurance and filing taxes can make the best of us yawn, but financial planning and preparation is an important part of adulthood. Making a will is another crucial step many people put off because it never seems pertinent in the hustle and bustle of modern living. But it is!

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10 Books to Read if You Feel Like Escaping 2020

Ms. Career Girl

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!

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Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

Ms. Career Girl

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.

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Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

Ms. Career Girl

Age is just a number and we should never use it to define who we are. Unfortunately, we do. We are victims of society’s bias about aging; a society that tells us that our age determines our competence, our stamina, our ability to learn new things, our marketability, our self-worth.

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Faking “Fine”: Why I’ve Hidden My Mental Illness in the Workplace (For Now)

Ms. Career Girl

Most people I work with know I suffered a tear to my right anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in July 2020 and had reconstruction surgery. I welcomed questions about my recovery process from curious coworkers and openly admitted when my physical condition inhibited my ability to perform certain tasks.

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How to Leverage Talent in the YOLO Economy

Ms. Career Girl

The pandemic changed everything overnight, including the way skilled millennials want to work.

2021 130

Are You Prepared For The Big Question in the Covid-Era Job Interview?

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For those who have lost jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, the prolonged downtime has brought new challenges about how to spend their time productively.

2021 163

10 Q&As You’ve Always Wanted to Ask a Remote Job Career Coach

Ms. Career Girl

According to more than 2,100 people who worked remotely during the pandemic, 58 percent say they would absolutely look for a new job if they weren’t allowed to continue working from home in their current position.

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15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

Ms. Career Girl

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 .

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3 Ways to Ditch the Imposter Syndrome

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve seen countless women being held back by imposter syndrome. Also known as the belief that we aren’t enough—smart enough, ready enough, qualified enough, old enough, pretty enough—imposter syndrome is a crisis, and it’s one that impacts most of us.

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Tips for Traveling While Working Remotely

Ms. Career Girl

One of the biggest benefits of working remotely is that it can be done from anywhere! While many remote workers choose to stay home to get their jobs done, that isn’t necessary.

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How upskilling on goal setting has helped me manage growth during COVID

Ms. Career Girl

My experience of strategy and goal setting, like most people in business, was informal and on-the-job as opposed to having professional training and coaching. It’s also one of those areas where I assumed common sense would be a good guide.

2021 130

7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur. Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment.

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The Four F’s of Moving Forward in Challenging Times

Ms. Career Girl

As the US turns a page and looks toward a fresh start for the future, many of us wonder, “How can we put the bitterness that has accumulated over the past four years behind us to move forward together as a nation?”.

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How to Deal With Remote Work Burnout and Zoom Fatigue

Ms. Career Girl

It’s hard to remember a time when remote calls and Zoom meetings didn’t completely take over the workday. The COVID-19 pandemic has made both of these situations everyday occurrences to keep people distanced and safe.

2021 169

Boost Your Work Experience with a Relevant Internship

Ms. Career Girl

An ideal job candidate is one who has just graduated from University, is in their early 20s, and has 15 years of valuable work experience followed by volunteer work and other achievements. But you know what? There are no ideals, and such candidates simply don’t exist.

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Ten Resilience-Building Habits to Master

Ms. Career Girl

National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12. While COVID-19 continues to wreak its havoc, some frontline workers are coping with the stress better than others. Dr. Wayne Sotile and Dr. Gary Simonds say they are healthcare’s “thrivers.”

2021 163

Everyone You Meet is Both Your Teacher and Your Student

Ms. Career Girl

When I was training to become a certified life coach through, I learned the founder of the school’s philosophy: Everyone we meet is both our teacher and our student. Those words instantly resonated with me.

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We Need to Talk About Children’s Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

How many times have you found yourself in a situation when you just needed a break? Our lives often feel like a constant source of challenges, as we juggle between work, raising children, having a healthy relationship with our partner, and finding some time for ourselves.

2021 141

Saying NO to the Status Quo

Ms. Career Girl

The saying “that’s just the way things are done around here” isn’t a sign of things being done the right way. What many don’t realise is that the exact reference “The way things are done” is literally the culture of an organisation. It sets the tone of what is acceptable and what isn’t.

2021 186

Leaders are People, Not Job Titles

Ms. Career Girl

Lead with your whole self. Team leader. Manager. Director. Chief Marketing Officer. Do you introduce yourself with your job title? Beware! If your job title is your identity, you’re leaving your best leadership qualities at the door. Each of us is a complex, multifaceted, interesting person.

2021 141

4 Practical Tips To Make a Full-time Income Without Working Full-time

Ms. Career Girl

It seems like more and more people are hopping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon and becoming their own boss—and it makes sense! The 9-to-5 business model doesn’t work for everyone.

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Hot New Titles For Your Winter Reading List

Ms. Career Girl

Winter is fast approaching, and there is no better way to spend this season that by curling up with a great new book. From romance, to poetry, to thoughtful YA, and women’s fiction there is something for everyone on this winter reading list! Chasing North Star by Heidi McCrary.

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What’s Your Why? My Advice for Finding Passion in Professional Success

Ms. Career Girl

As a CEO, I have many conversations with others about their professional goals. Success has always been important to me, but it means something different. For me, success is defying the culture I grew up in to create a life I am proud of as 100 percent myself, a gay man.

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Is Calling Yourself a “Girl Boss” Empowering or Minimizing?

Ms. Career Girl

When Quilt CEO Ashley Sumner posted a photo of herself on LinkedIn with the caption, “I am a female founder” (with the word “female” crossed out), she may not have realized the blaze of comments, sharing, and media commentary it would spark.

2021 151

Must-read Picks For Spring

Ms. Career Girl

There are roughly 2,700 books published every day. Sometimes, I feel like all of them are piling up on my desk awaiting a review. As editor for Ms Career Girl, I’m targeted by publicists, PR firms, and authors to recommend or at least spread the word about their newest book.

2021 169

How to Co-Create the Career of Your Dreams

Ms. Career Girl

The Universe has a plan for you! “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy s**t we don’t need.” ” Tyler Durden explains in the Fight Club. I bet there have been times when you have felt a similar sentiment.

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What to Look for in a Home Office During the House Buying Process

Ms. Career Girl

Having a “wish list” of features is common for home buyers. A spacious living room, a farmhouse sink, cathedral ceilings, and countless other architectural elements factor into each home buying decision. If you work from home, it’s important to include home office features on your list as well.

2021 151

How to Manage Stress in a High-Pressure Work Environment

Ms. Career Girl

The modern workplace is becoming increasingly demanding and difficult to navigate. In a high-pressure work environment, stress is often considered a part of the job.

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That’s one small step for WOMEN, one giant leap for WOMANKIND

Ms. Career Girl

A white man’s world – when taking a look back at the photographs taken of the 1960s Apollo 11 space program you can’t help but notice women are rarely depicted amongst the various images.

2021 130

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.

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Training Your Mind to be Thoughtfully Fit: The Power of Pause. Think. Act.

Ms. Career Girl

We’re about halfway through 2021, and odds are, some of our resolutions are feeling a bit neglected. That’s okay! I’ve definitely neglected a resolution or two. The goals we set for ourselves—resolution related or not—can be challenging to keep, let alone achieve.

2021 130

Workplace Relationships – How to Make Them or Break Them

Ms. Career Girl

When I sat down to write this article about workplace relationships and friendships, my mind wandered to a wildly different, yet not-too-distant time. I recalled the time a work friend and I were both in San Francisco for our massive company conference in 2019.

2021 151

Rebuilding a Damaged Relationship With Your Boss

Ms. Career Girl

You and your boss do not see eye-to-eye. You disagree not just on a report or a policy, but it seems like every topic you discuss is a struggle. Every morning you wake up feeling drained and helpless. After all, what can you do? Maybe you just need to find another job.

2021 173

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).

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