Ms. Career Girl

About That Road Less Traveled.

Ms. Career Girl

“I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—. I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

2019 233

Tips For Working Women Ready to Start a Family

Ms. Career Girl

Many women are passionate about their careers but also want to start a family. For those who plan to be working mothers and still want to further their career while being a good mom, the idea of doing both can be overwhelming.

2019 185

How to Bounce Back from Stress at Work

Ms. Career Girl

When work is stressing you out, you can feel it right when you wake up. Instead of feeling inspired and ready for the day, you might feel trapped or fatigued. That feeling of dread is a clear sign of stress at work.

2019 225

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

Ms. Career Girl

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 273

Doing This One Thing Increases Your Chance of Getting Hired by 75%

Ms. Career Girl

Getting hired, even in today’s strong job market, is a numbers game. And the numbers are scary. Right off the bat, a resume faces a lot of competition. Just to give you an idea of the sheer volume, Monster.com reports 427,000 resume postings a week. That’s 22.2

2019 225

Unemployed? How To Survive and Thrive

Ms. Career Girl

Staying positive when you’re unemployed, especially where you must constantly state that yes, you are still “in transition,” can be a tall order. In order to maximize success, you must have practices to shatter the negative illusions in your mind.

2019 226

HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE DURING THE SUMMER AS A SINGLE PERSON

Ms. Career Girl

Summer can be one of the toughest times to be single. There’s nothing worse than looking at Instagram or Facebook and seeing your married/couple friends off on vacation in the South of France or spending the weekend at a BBQ in the Hamptons while you stare longingly at your dog in your cramped apartment wishing your fire escape could morph into the Caribbean Sea or a gondola in Venice. If you haven’t met Mr. or Ms. Right by Memorial Day Weekend how can you salvage your summer?

2019 163

How to Be Limitless in Your Life and Career

Ms. Career Girl

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 268

Beach Getaway? Check Out These 2019 Summer Beach Reads

Ms. Career Girl

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

2019 209

Why Managing Remotely Is So Tough—and Eight Ways to Make It Easier

Ms. Career Girl

Managing remotely has quickly become the norm in today’s work world. And yet, it’s not easy. With more employees working remotely or on flex schedules, it can be tough to create the kind of connection you need to help people do their best work. You can’t pick up on non-verbal cues.

2019 248

Don’t Let Fear Stall Your Career – Four Don’ts and What to Do About Them 

Ms. Career Girl

A fashionably dressed woman glides into my office, a tall cup of steaming java in her hand. She settles down into the chair across from me, ready to discuss the state of her career. She has worked hard to succeed in her current job, giving her a sense of both pride and satisfaction.

2019 219

The Abyss Named Shirley – Looking In To See All of Who I Am

Ms. Career Girl

I have an Abyss. That place I tuck all the things that frighten me, that make me feel small. The memories that make me cringe, years later, reminding me that I’m completely irrelevant to the real word. I’ve even named my Abyss. Shirley, the Abyss. Shirley holds all my fears.

2019 226

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

Ms. Career Girl

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 232

Why Active Listening Is So Important (and How to Learn It)

Ms. Career Girl

Don’t let the name fool you—soft skills are some of the most important skills you can develop. And among them, active listening is one of the best soft skills you can master.

2019 248

The proof is in the paper

Ms. Career Girl

There is nothing more frustrating than hearing the tell-tale beep from the printer mid-way through a print job. Paper jam! After my last adventure in clearing a paper jam, I decided to look into what exactly causes these seemingly random paper jams and what I could do to help prevent future jams.

2019 223

Six Standout Traits of Courageous Women

Ms. Career Girl

A new study by IBM, “ Women, Leadership, and the Priority Paradox ,” reveals a harsh truth: advancing women in the workplace still, in 2019, just isn’t a priority.

2019 211

Three Ways Women Hold Themselves Back – And What To Do About It

Ms. Career Girl

Have you ever felt like you just weren’t good enough to apply for a position… despite meeting all the qualifications? Do you ever feel the need to change yourself… because it makes other people feel more comfortable with you?

2019 236

Chilling Winter Thrillers Sure To Keep You Warm and Reading All Night

Ms. Career Girl

As the winter chill continues to set in, there’s no better time to pick up the season’s best new suspenseful thrillers. If you’re looking to get swept away by a great new chilling read during your time off this winter, one or more of this winter’s best thrillers will be just what you need.

2019 267

More Women in Business Means More Cash for Women and Their Employers

Ms. Career Girl

Did you know that based on a recent research study from McKinsey , the most ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the least ethnically diverse companies.

2019 231

It’s National Volunteer Month – Volunteering Helps Your Community, Career and Health

Ms. Career Girl

Volunteering is at an all-time high in the U.S., according to a November 2018 report by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). In 2017, 30.3% of adults volunteered through an organization, up 6% from the previous year.

2019 222

Why Being Yourself at Work Starts With Knowing Yourself at Home

Ms. Career Girl

Do you feel that you need to wear a professional mask at work? In the past, the divide between ‘work’ and ‘home’ was pretty concrete. You had a ‘work’ self and a ‘private’ self, and rarely should the twain meet. But these days, employers are encouraging us to be ourselves most of the time.

2019 181

Is Patience Your Most Underdeveloped Career Skill?

Ms. Career Girl

We live in a culture of wanting it all and wanting it all now. Getting ahead in our careers is often paramount in our minds, and an accelerated schedule for achievement is a preoccupation to which many of us fall prey.

2019 247

Why Every Adult Should (And Can!) Understand Basic Finance

Ms. Career Girl

As a financial planner I’ve seen how intimidated most people are by finance. I see lots of clients who don’t understand basic finance, thus they have avoided managing (or “dealing with”) their money all together.

2019 215

Holiday Book Gift Guide for the Career Girl Who Doesn’t Have Time to Shop

Ms. Career Girl

As the days get shorter and your workload gets heavier, we know how difficult it is to handpick gifts for all of your family and friends. The one gift everyone will love this year? A brand-new book.

2018 279

Things to Consider Before You Quit Your Job and Go Freelance

Ms. Career Girl

It’s becoming more common for people to take on freelancing gigs, leaving their seemingly stable jobs for the more unsettled but flexible life of a full-time freelancer.

2019 206

Social Media – Is it Really Bad For Us?

Ms. Career Girl

So, is social media bad for us? For some, the mere mention of the phrase “social media” can turn them away from whoever uttered it. Nothing can be worse than this attention-guzzling, addition-forming, artificial-feeling method of staying connected with friends and family.

Not Getting Any Feedback at Work? Here’s How to Seek it Out

Ms. Career Girl

Are you the kind of girl who gives 110% to a work project? Do you expect your supervising managers will notice and acknowledge your effort?

2019 223

Can’t Sleep? Here Are The Keys To Better Sleep This Summer

Ms. Career Girl

I have been working in the field of pediatric sleep for over 15 years. I want people to know about the importance of sleep, because our society seems to undervalue its role in good health.

2019 155

5 Public Speaking Myths You Need To Break

Ms. Career Girl

Does public speaking need to fill us with dread? Are there some commonly held belief systems that hold us back from sharing our perceptions, ideas, and making an impact? You betcha! Here are five really unhelpful myths that need to hit the road- now!

2019 160

How to Map Out Your Future When Your Boss Is Evasive 

Ms. Career Girl

You wanted to work at this company forever, but now that you’ve finally succeeded and are settling in, matters with your boss feel murky. She’s neither critical nor reassuring. In fact, you’ve yet to detect a crack in her poker face.

2019 240

5 Tips to Turn Your Passion Into a Lucrative Side Hustle

Ms. Career Girl

A side hustle is a way to make money outside of your 9 to 5 and 37 percent of Americans have one, making an average of $686 per month. However, a side hustle is more than just a part-time job.

2019 239

Four Ways You Are Apologizing Wrong

Ms. Career Girl

Apologies are something we love to receive and hate to give. And especially as a leader, they are tough. They require a great deal of humility, which challenge your pride and ego. They are an open admission of failure and wrongdoing, but when delivered with sincerity, they hold power with your team.

2019 228

Age is power – Being Badass at 50

Ms. Career Girl

Society tells us that getting old is bad. And in the workplace, getting old often means losing your status and your job. Women, especially feel the pressure to stay young and attractive to stay employed. As we age, we’re marginalized and easily dismissed as irrelevant. And too often, we come to believe the ageist story about ourselves that we can’t compete, despite our accomplishments and who we once were. We feel powerless. Society makes it challenging to feel like much of a badass at 50.

2019 173

3 Lessons I Learned From Writing A Book

Ms. Career Girl

The Adventure of Writing a Book. A couple of years ago, I gave birth to a book, Living Singlish , an ‘older sister in your pocket’ for women building strong, independent lives, whether alone or in a relationship. It flowed out of me, as the result of helping a young friend launch her life.

2019 232

SUBLIMATION – Not For This Woman!

Ms. Career Girl

I admit it. I love awards shows. Back in January, I looked forward to the Golden Globes Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh promise of a non-political show to help me chill out. It’s not like we don’t have enough political chaos to shift through during our regular news cycles.

2019 233

No Strings Attached – The Story of My $2,000 Stipend for Interview Attire

Ms. Career Girl

Mid-career, I was interviewing for a major, global beauty brand, and was surprised by a phone call from the recruiter, saying the brand didn’t want to offend me, but would like to offer me $2,000 to purchase an outfit for my final interview with the head of the company, a man.

2019 228

Five Steps for the Introvert Who Wants to Move Up

Ms. Career Girl

You are doing a perfectly competent job—maybe even a brilliant one—but make sure you aren’t toiling away in a bubble. As an introvert, your natural ability to reflect is an asset in many contexts, but turning inward is a mistake when it comes to your career.

2019 200

Why You Should Consider a Flexible Job as a New College Grad

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve walked the aisle, received your diploma, and taken photos with your excited family and friends. Congrats! You’ve graduated college—now what? The journey of finding a job can be different for everyone: frustrating, long, short, easy, difficult.

2019 198

Tips for Seeking Out a Mentor from Successful Women Who Have Done It

Ms. Career Girl

Seeking out a mentor can be hard. Where do you look? How do you ask? However, mentorship can be a valuable tool in your career growth. In fact, people who have had a mentor are 130 percent more likely to be in a leadership role, according to Mentoring.org.

2019 200

Transitioning Your Career – How I Went From Jazz Artist to Writer

Ms. Career Girl

Pay attention to your yearnings. When I was about to turn forty I started thinking about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I had been a stay at home mom for ten years at the time and was starting to feel the itch of getting back to my musical roots.

2019 204

The Truth About Working For A Charity

Ms. Career Girl

Many people want to work for a charity. Reasons include giving back to the world, working for a personally relevant cause, or a wish to work with a particular culture or in a particular location. Timing and career stage also contribute.

2019 202

Critical Comparison – When Comparing Yourself Goes Wrong

Ms. Career Girl

When you are comparing yourself to other women and their lives – success, relationship, business, career, health, looks – this is when critical comparison can come into play. Women often compare themselves to other women who may share similar qualities.

2019 148

Using “Retail Therapy” to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

Ms. Career Girl

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s important to note that women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

2019 166