On Decision Making

Let’s talk about good versus great. What differentiates the good from the great? How do you get from one to the other? Decisions. Your decisions reflect who you are and who you aim to become. Your decisions pave the path to your future successes. I don’t want good. I don’t want acceptable. I don’t want […]

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A Letter To My 18 Year-Old Self

Dear Sarah, You will change so much in the next ten years, it will make your head spin. Mistakes, many many mistakes, will happen. You will, sometimes, hate yourself. You will question the purpose of it all, and wonder if you are doing anything right. You will wonder if you are broken and beyond repair. […]

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Smart Networking: The Importance of Connection

One of the most significant contributing factors in making it to the top is the importance of connection. People are the key element to your professional happiness and continued success. Your network can help you leverage your effectiveness, aide you in capitalizing on your career goals, bring you balance, and enhance your professional path up […]

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Vienna, Austria

You guys, I went to Austria. And it was amazing. Around a year ago I promised myself that I would do a few certain things, just for me. Things that would enable me to discover deeper parts of myself. Things that would help me in my search for self-knowledge and self-love. One of these things […]

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Perks of Side Hustling

What do you do in your free time? Free time is a tricky thing for me. I’m a hustler; a mover and a shaker and a go-getter, and just a tiny bit of an overachiever. I like to be busy and firmly believe in the mantra that if you aren’t moving forward, you’re moving backward. […]

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Career Girl How-To: Negotiate A Raise

“While undergoing my first annual review at work, and subsequently receiving a significant promotion and raise, I realized I was totally unprepared to negotiate. Not only was I unprepared, I was incredibly intimidated by the process. I am not alone in this. According to Lisa Gates of Ask The Negotiators, the career advice section of […]

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Career Girl How-To: Survive and Thrive In Challenging Work Situations

Despite our best efforts and good intentions, it isn’t always rainbows and butterflies at work. We have to deal with difficult bosses, difficult subordinates, and difficult peers on a constant basis. Often we want to be able to provide all of the help that is requested of us, but our plate becomes too full. Sometimes […]

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Career Girl How-To: Get Everything You Want

“You know the type- the woman who seems to effortlessly succeed at getting exactly what she wants with minimal effort and maximum likeability. We want to be her- to mirror her attitude and success. It’s not as hard as you might think to get what you want, if you have the commitment and sense to […]

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Career Girl How-To: Navigate a Major Work Transition

“As you gain momentum in your career and develop yourself professionally, it is inevitable that at some point you will find yourself navigating a major work transition. Whether it’s becoming a boss, acquiring a new boss, undergoing department restructuring, or making a fresh start with a new company entirely- you will have to learn how to survive the transition […]

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A Handbag Love Affair (plus a discount code)

As a writer for Ms. Career Girl, I see many benefits. I get the humbling opportunity to mentor young women as they discover their professional path, to be part of a community of women bloggers that helps to empower and inspire, and there’s the added bonus of getting to have my voice heard on a […]

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