Ms. Career Girl

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 234

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

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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 189

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 180

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 208

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 244

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 202

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 217

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 268

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 209

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 205

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

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 168

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 225

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 153

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.

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9 Tips for Introverts in the Workplace

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Let’s face it: In the workplace, fortune often favors the extroverts. The more extroverted among us are more easily noticed, and they are also more likely to take on managerial roles—and the better money that comes with them.

2019 214

3 Lessons I Learned From Writing A Book

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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 220

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

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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 214

5 Ways To Stop Fueling The Fires of Judgement

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve all heard the phrase, “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones” and yet, when it comes to judging others, it seems that a lot of people are tossing an awful lot of thoughtless pebbles.

2019 167

The Unsung Hero – Is YOU.

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This article was sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001. www.massmutual.com All opinions are those of the author. It’s always inspiring to read stories about the unsung hero. Who are they?

2019 184

Love Your Pet? Here Are Some Summer Pet Care Tips

Ms. Career Girl

All the signs of spring are around us. If you’re not already enjoying the warmer weather, chances are you have plans for the months ahead. Just remember that your furry friend requires consideration and planning just as any other member of the family. Warmer days can be tough on them, too!

2019 172

5 Tips to Turn Your Passion Into a Lucrative Side Hustle

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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 218

Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019.

2019 237

Think You Can’t Create a Successful Woman-Owned Business?  Think Again!

Ms. Career Girl

If you’ve been dreaming of starting your own business, 2019 is the time to act! Women entrepreneurs are thriving, according to SCORE’s Megaphone of Main Street data report.

2019 236

What Working Women Should Know About Disability Benefits

Ms. Career Girl

Women have taken major strides in a workforce once dominated by men. As women continue to climb the obstacles to equal pay and C-suite leadership roles, another potential barrier they cannot afford to overlook is the possibility that they will experience a life-altering disability.

2019 167

Ready for Change, Positioned for Success: Habits of Successful Business People

Ms. Career Girl

It’s clear that people who are able to use their talent, intellect, and determination to translate a good idea into a successful business are doing something right.

2019 213

Tips for Turning Your Career Into Your Own Business

Ms. Career Girl

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” If you’re considering jumping head first into being a solopreneur or launching a business that utilizes the skills you’ve obtained throughout your career, you must embrace Eleanor’s advice.

2019 184

Tips for Acing Your Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

This Ms Career Girl classic was originally published in 2012. Still full of great tips, check it out! In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to make the best of every opportunity.

2019 179

How Successful Women Support Each Other To Advance Their Careers

Ms. Career Girl

Do you want to advance in your career but keep feeling blocked? Having a hard time being heard or getting promoted? Smart women today have figured out how to partner together to overcome workplace barriers and move up the ladder.

2019 217

7 Pros Share The Best Tools to Help You Kill it in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

“Out with the old, in with the new” may be a cliché, but the practice is as valuable for your business as it is for your overcrowded closet.

2019 235

Nothing Sells Better than Enthusiasm in the Job Interview

Ms. Career Girl

Job seekers are often surprised when they don’t receive a job offer after an interview. They wonder, “Why wasn’t I selected? What went wrong?” But imagine this scenario: I want to work in your company, but in my interview with you, I sit in a cowering posture and with downcast eyes.

2018 247

Developing Self Leadership: Three Skills that Lead to Success

Ms. Career Girl

Contrary to common belief, self leadership is not a rare ability reserved only for the Mark Zuckerbergs and Oprah Winfreys of the world. It is a mindset and skill set that can be learned.

2019 195

Winter Blues? Get a Lift With One of These Great Reads

Ms. Career Girl

Blame it on the winter blues, the cloudy skies, or simply the looming thought of “six more weeks of winter,” there’s no mistaking it. It’s that low energy feeling when all you really want is a good book, a cup of coffee or tea, and a warm fire to sit next to.

2019 215

10 Beauty Product Marketing Claims Deconstructed

Ms. Career Girl

We are all subject to marketing and advertising on a daily basis. Nowadays it seems like even thinking about skin care will get you bombarded with countless ads and sponsored post on social media.

2019 197

2019: The Year To Take The Leap And Change Your Career And Life

Ms. Career Girl

Another year is nearly over. Before you start gathering all those great ideas for New Year’s Resolutions, it’s a good time to take a look back. What’s your life like now compared to two or five years ago? Are you happy with where you are now and the progress you’ve made?

2019 240

How to Attract Recruiters on Linkedin

Ms. Career Girl

While most people are at least aware of LinkedIn, there’s still a large number of those who don’t really understand what it’s about and how to use it. LinkedIn is an online social platform for working professionals.

2019 218

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 180

How Women are Changing the Face of Construction

Ms. Career Girl

Construction has traditionally been a male-dominated field and that is still the case today with less than 10 percent of construction workers being female.

Dealing With Grief – Two Profoundly Moving Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

Ms. Career Girl

None of us knows what tomorrow has in store for us. And when tragedy or heart-rending events happen, we all go on our own personal journey of dealing with grief. “Life is the pitcher. And you are at bat.” ” (Linda). My mother and best friend died in 2016.

2018 227

What You Should Know About Your Sleep, Work, and Productivity

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This post is sponsored by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Today’s work environment is both demanding and competitive. So much so that it’s common, and sometimes expected, that work weeks edge into the 50 or 60 hour range. In the U.S.

2018 250

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 246

The 11 Best Spring Reads For Female Entrepreneurs

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re working on a goal for 2019 to be more successful, educated, patient, or just a better leader in general, you’ve come to the right place. A wonderful way to keep moving towards your goal is to pick up impactful books. But as a female entrepreneur, how do you know what to read?

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