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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Profit From Your Passions: Getting Started In Freelancing

“Make your own schedule. Set your own pay rate. Work as often as you like, with total creative freedom available to you. Be in charge of your own success. These are some of the benefits made possible by doing freelance work. What is freelancing, exactly? A freelancer is an individual who sells a skill or […]

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A Guide to Professional Goal Setting

“The end of the year is a great time for every career girl to reflect on what she has accomplished over the past twelve months, and also to set goals for the upcoming new year. Goal setting is simple and doesn’t require much of your time, yet it keeps you on track by promoting self-awareness […]

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Balance Act

“Our generation is known for finding meaning and balance in all that we do, both in and out of the workplace. Research has shown that we, Generation Y (those born in-between 1980 and 2000), value fulfillment over financial compensation. We care more about serving a greater economic or social purpose than we do about the […]

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Ambition, Hustling, and Finding Purpose

One of the most powerful things we can do is to decide what we want. To do this, we must get to know ourselves. What makes us tick? What fulfills us? What do we want our lives to look like in five, ten, or twenty years? We must take a stand in our beliefs, choose […]

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On Achieving Success as a Twenty-Something

People say not to work for the paycheck, and that money does not equal success. But I would argue that, in some ways, your income does represent how far you have come and what you have achieved. If you are self-employed, or part of a start-up, then perhaps not so much. However, I am someone […]

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The Career Girl’s Survival Guide

This week, I hit the six month mark at my new job. Which also happens to be my first career job. Which also happens to be the first time I have ever worked an 8 to 5 schedule for longer than a summer break. These past six months have been a whirlwind, and I’m astonished […]

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Somewhere In-between

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” -Woody Allen As a twenty-something, I often feel that I am trying to find a comfortable middle ground between making things happen and letting go. I firmly believe that the universe is working with me to help me achieve my biggest dreams, but […]

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Getting Unstuck

What is getting stuck? Getting stuck, for me, is a feeling of discontentment. I feel unremarkable, uninspired, and downright grumpy. To get unstuck, I need to be inspired. I need to get outside of myself. I need to be reminded of all the possibilities this universe holds. I need to read.  Reading has always been […]

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