Ms. Career Girl

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

Ms. Career Girl

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 213

13 Chilling Thrillers to Keep You Cool This Summer

Ms. Career Girl

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

Want to Save for Your Dream Future? Start Now

Ms. Career Girl

Goals are great. They get you from point A to point B and keep you motivated along the way. That said, we all know how hard it can be to stick to your goals — especially financial ones.

2019 188

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

Ms. Career Girl

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 227

10 New Books That Make Great End of Summer Reads

Ms. Career Girl

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

10 Self-Love Practices You Should Be Doing Now

Ms. Career Girl

During the hustle and bustle of our daily lives—taking care of the kids, the pets and the ever-growing piles of work and chores—it can be nearly impossible to stop and give yourself some snaps.

2019 190

How Long-Term Planning Allows for Smoother Seasonal Transitions at Work

Ms. Career Girl

As summer comes to an end, many people feel a little drained. This happens during almost every seasonal change. With a new season comes new events and more planning, and every person goes through significant life changes , no matter where they work.

2019 206

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

Ms. Career Girl

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

2019 253

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 283

Coming up with “Plan B” – Finding My Career

Ms. Career Girl

My intended career didn’t go as planned. Graduating college in 1984 with a degree in East Asian Studies and Chinese language did not offer many career prospects. I led a couple of tour groups to China that year for a startup company in Manhattan, but at a rate of $40.00

2019 175

How To Start Investing In Real Estate

Ms. Career Girl

Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to avoid the buzz about investing in real estate. The reality shows make investing in real estate look like a fun adventure that’s profitable, to boot.

Should You Accept That Promotion?

Ms. Career Girl

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 218

How to Use LinkedIn Marketing like a Business Capitalist

Ms. Career Girl

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

10 Books to Ignite Your Career Spirit this Fall

Ms. Career Girl

Let this fall be a time filled with inspiration and motivation to go after all of your career goals. These 10 new books will help ignite your career spirit and set the season off on a positive and productive note.

2019 158

How a Road Trip Makes You a Better Leader

Ms. Career Girl

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

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

Ms. Career Girl

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

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 275

Four Tips to Disconnect on Vacation to Improve Your Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

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

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

Ms. Career Girl

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

The Power of Saying No – Why You Should Say it More Often

Ms. Career Girl

Historically, I’ve always been a yes woman. I’ve said yes to a year abroad in Provence aged 19, yes to living in Madrid and Santiago in my 20s, yes to risk-taking, challenge and a life of new adventures that always promises more.

2019 207

How to Begin Your Career as an Independent Author

Ms. Career Girl

How do I begin a career as an independent author? There are probably as many different ways to answer that question as there are independent authors. We are all unique individuals, coming from different backgrounds, with our own stories, traveling our own journeys, with varied outlooks and dreams.

2019 211

5 Tips on How to Effectively Communicate with Your Manager

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s face it. When it comes to open communication in the workplace, there is a very thin line between hired and fired. Often times women of color are seen as overly aggressive when trying to communicate their thoughts, which leads many to shut off the notion of open communication at all.

2019 204

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.”

Travel 242

Allyship Among Women: From Sabotage to Support

Ms. Career Girl

Allyship and the Path to Solidarity. When we begin to define how we can show support for someone, the first word that may come to mind is allyship.

2019 233

How and Why To Take Care of Your Back

Ms. Career Girl

Your Reliable, Invisible Back. Have you noticed your back recently? Felt a twinge, or a need to stretch? We often take our backs for granted. They work hard every day, making it possible for us to lift, turn, walk, sit, and do our fitness routines.

2019 236

Glass Ceiling Holding You Back? Here’s How To Break It

Ms. Career Girl

So, you have your sights set on the C-suite and you already know it’s going to take a lot of determination and grit to get there, but do you have a good grip on how to lay the groundwork for your journey and break through the glass ceiling ?

2019 236

Kindness Starts With You

Ms. Career Girl

What happened to kindness? Do you wonder ‘what’s happened to kindness?’ The news is filled with stories of sudden rage: people resorting to violence over minor items. Bullying in schools and workplaces. Trolling on the internet. Everyone’ is complaining.

2019 219

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 242

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 271

The Female Tax: Women Are Paying More For Health Services

Ms. Career Girl

Ending the gender pay gap is one of the most fundamental labour concerns of our time.

2019 186

Career, Mother, and Wife? Can You Have it All?

Ms. Career Girl

I was 34 years old, a lucky chief cook and bottle washer, chauffeur, social planner, wife and mother with a loving husband who paid the bills for our happy family of four in west L.A. My diploma from UCLA had been filed away long ago, along with my old teaching credential.

2019 180

Career Change – 5 Signs That it May Be More Than Just A Midlife Crisis

Ms. Career Girl

Fancy sports cars. Expensive gym memberships. Messy divorces. A midlife crisis usually gets a bad rap for impulsive decisions like these. But one of the controversial midlife crisis decisions is that of making a career change in the prime of life, or later.

2019 197

Can You Grow with the Company?

Ms. Career Girl

When searching for a new job, there may be many prospective companies that you are considering. However, what you truly want is a company that you know that you have a future at. Chances are, you are done with going to a company staying a year or two, and then having to move onto a new place.

2019 152

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 264

The Truth About Who You Will Never Be

Ms. Career Girl

There’s something you need to know about who you are and who you will be. More importantly, there’s something you need to know about who you will never be. It might sting at first, but give me a minute and that will change. Actually, everything might change. I begin by saying….

2019 224

Stand Out and Move Up In Your Career – Write a Book

Ms. Career Girl

Job hunters go to great lengths to stand out to prospective employers. We’ve heard of people using everything from a singing telegram to helium balloon delivery to make sure their name gets remembered and their resume doesn’t end up in the trash.

2019 229

Five Travel Tips for Less Stress

Ms. Career Girl

Last-minute packing or frantically running through the airport in your heels does not sound like a pleasant way to begin a trip. Whether you travel for business or pleasure, being away from home for extended periods comes with a certain level of stress.

Travel 130

How Taking Care of Aging Parents Can Affect Your Life

Ms. Career Girl

Someone once said that “the hardest part of growing up is realizing your parents are growing old”, and that is true.

2019 147

Summer Stress is Real: 3 Tips to Center Yourself 

Ms. Career Girl

The summer months are often painted as a time to relax and unwind, a time to soak up the sunshine and breathe a little easier. The reality is, working adults find summer to in fact be more stressful than the colder months. “We’re

2019 212

Leaving Your Job? Safeguard Your Reputation!

Ms. Career Girl

Leave a strong reputation behind. People leave jobs for many reasons: to get a better salary. To take the next career step. To get away from a terrible boss (#1 reason!).

2019 157

Ten things to do after work…besides more work

Ms. Career Girl

Yes, there is life after work. Workdays are super-intense. Ten, twelve, even fourteen hours of go! You can feel great at the end of the day, knowing that you have made a difference. And you get to do it all again tomorrow! Keeping up your energy day after day is hard work too.

2019 189

Every Female Entrepreneur Should Be Doing These 3 Things

Ms. Career Girl

Work-life balance—it’s the ever-elusive goal so many of us are constantly trying to achieve. According to Forbes, many women who make the leap into entrepreneurship do so in part because they’re looking for more flexibility.

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 237