Ms. Career Girl

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.

2021 181

Stressed to the Max? Check These Tips for Reducing Stress

Ms. Career Girl

2020 was a stressful year and the first few months of 2021 haven’t been much better. April is Stress Awareness Month : a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society.

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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!

2021 204

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.

2021 194

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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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 182

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.

2021 193

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?”.

2021 207

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.

2020 235

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 156

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.

2021 188

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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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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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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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.

2021 177

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.

2021 209

How IoT and Smart Home Tech is Helping Take Care of Aging Parents

Ms. Career Girl

Smart Home technology is helping to transform lives. With IoT capabilities, it is possible to provide comfort and convenience. You have peace of mind knowing that your aging parents have access to different functionalities. You can monitor the home and send help when the need arises.

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How to Avoid Being Invisible While Working From Home

Ms. Career Girl

The past year has changed the way many of us work. Many more Americans than ever are working from home. So much so, it’s now earned its own acronym, “WFH.” ” Figuring out how to stand out in a crowd and form meaningful relationships with managers is more important than ever.

2021 163

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 .

2020 282

10 Signs of Spiritual Growth a Busy Girl Should Be Aware Of

Ms. Career Girl

Everyone knows what physical fitness looks like, and everyone knows when someone is more mature than they used to be. However, spiritual growth might be a little more difficult to see in others or even in yourself.

2021 151

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.

2020 229

Investing 101 for Professionals

Ms. Career Girl

Not all professionals are professional investors. However, you don’t have to be a pro to find success through investing. With a little research and few dollars, you can begin bolstering your savings in just a few short days.

2021 168

The Difference Between a Soul mate and a Life Partner

Ms. Career Girl

Have you often wished for your soul mate for as long as you can remember? Wishing on shooting stars and blowing dandelions to get the chance to wish for your one and only soul mate. It has happened to the best of us.

2021 151

Facing Fear And Taking On That Career Change

Ms. Career Girl

There is a major difference between the woman who dreams and the woman who takes action and makes her dream become her reality. The first woman will die with regret because she never pushed through her fear to make the move or change needed to achieve her dream.

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Powerful Magazine Covers That Celebrate International Women’s Day

Ms. Career Girl

International Women’s Day is a call to action for accelerating women’s equality, with the 2021 campaign theme being ‘Choose To Challenge’ A challenged world is an alert world. And from challenge comes change.

2021 156

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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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).

2020 237

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

Ms. Career Girl

I begin most resume writing projects with a get-to-know-you phone call with a prospective client. It is during this call that I always ask this question: “What are you doing now and what are you hoping to transition into?”.

2020 226

How to Balance Being a Mom, Wife, and Working Professional

Ms. Career Girl

How many times have you looked at some flawlessly dressed woman, with a seemingly blissful marriage, picture-perfect kids, and an amazing career, and said to yourself, I don’t know how she does it ? These women might make everything seem easy. But we know it isn’t.

2021 188

Treat Yourself Well: 6 Ways to Reward Yourself for Your Hard Work

Ms. Career Girl

I don’t know about you, but I am already feeling burnt out- and it’s only February. How can this be? We are a mere two months into a brand new year and already it feels like we’re all waiting to hit the reset button. How do we pull ourselves out of this? It’s simple: reward yourself.

2021 163

4 Ways to Ditch the Productivity Guilt

Ms. Career Girl

February marks National Time Management Month, an opportunity to review current practices and find ways to achieve a better work and life balance. Martin Boroson and Carmel Moore from One Moment Company reveal the 4 essential questions to ask yourself if you are suffering from productivity guilt. .

2021 161

Preparing for the Job Search Post Covid-19

Ms. Career Girl

While many companies have managed to shift to remote operations, the COVID-19 shutdowns have led to millions of Americans simply without work. Some have been furloughed while others have been laid off.

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5 Strategies to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year

Ms. Career Girl

We’ve all heard enough about 2020, right? Time to pivot and focus on making 2021 your breakthrough year.

2021 191

What I Didn’t Know About Symbols and Should Have

Ms. Career Girl

This past week, I received a text from my husband who was working downstairs. Please bring me another t-shirt ASAP!” Confused, I ran to the closet, pulled out one of his many grey t-shirts and headed down stairs – baffled by his request and assuming that he had spilled coffee.

2020 244

Turning Your Job into Your Personal Development Academy

Ms. Career Girl

“I hate Mondays,” Kathy lamented as we finished our sunny Sunday morning walk. Kathy had disliked her job for a long time. As her friend, I listened patiently to her stories of disrespectful coworkers, clueless leaders, and unstimulating work.

2021 161

Tips for Pursuing a Career in Finance

Ms. Career Girl

People like to say money makes the world go ‘round, so it’s a fascinating career for many people. If you want to dive into personal finance or the world of public funding, these tips for how to pursue a career in finance can help.

2021 176

Domestic Violence: Walking Out of The Darkness

Ms. Career Girl

You are walking down the street and notice a woman walking beside you. She is holding a little girl’s hand who can’t be a day older than four. The girl yammers away, talking about fruit loops and art class, asking her mother why they are in such a hurry.

2020 188

‘Tis The Season for Self-Care

Ms. Career Girl

Self-care is never more important than during the holiday season. As much as you want to make the holidays special for everyone in your life, you need to stop and remind yourself that you deserve a great holiday season too and the key to that is to give yourself a break.

2020 191

Building Healthy Boundaries When Everyone Works at Home

Ms. Career Girl

2020 has led to a remarkable shift in how people live their lives. Commutes and school buses have been left behind. Cubicles and classrooms have been replaced with home offices and studies.

2020 185

4 Harmful Effects Of Sitting At Your Desk Too Long

Ms. Career Girl

It’s no secret that the monotony of the workweek comes with some negative effects. Whether you’re your own boss or work for someone else, it’s easy to fall victim to the impacts of working at a desk all day.

2021 165

4 Ways to Live Your Best Life Every Day in 2021

Ms. Career Girl

If 2020 has taught us anything; it is that life is unpredictable. I’m sure that most, if not all, of the goals you set for yourself in December of 2019 went completely out the window by February 2020. Well guess what? That is okay.

2021 179

The Best Business Investment You Can Make is in Yourself

Ms. Career Girl

The following is adapted from Just Go With It. When I got my first office job, the first thing I did on my lunch break was buy myself a briefcase—which today I find adorable and hilarious. Then, I went to a bookstore and bought myself a business magazine with a section on leadership.

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