I am almost two years into my career (time flies!). While I love my current job, I am always looking to expand my current skill set and learn from new opportunities. I constantly evaluate my current position, my 5-year plan and my goals, to make sure my career continues down the right path.
I recently came across this awesome website called Career Contessa. It is an online career advice publication exclusively built by and for real women, to guide, inspire, and empower them to create careers they love, on their own terms. And, you have to check it out. Here are a few of my favorite posts:
Whether you're considering the entrepreneurial life or already handling the demands of being your own boss, these ladies are sure to motivate you.
So, you have an idea. It’s great, creative, and innovative. Before you tell the world about it, what comes next? Where do you get started? And how do you get your idea to grow once you finally get the ball rolling? Entrepreneurship isn’t without its roller coaster of emotions, from feeling excited and accomplished to overwhelmed and frustrated. But you can handle this ride, and best of all, it isn’t a ride you’re going on by yourself. These five influential women prove that being an entrepreneur, while filled with its share of hard work, is worth taking the plunge.
Work Place Tips
Your business exists to solve someone’s problems. You were hired to help solve some of these problems. So was your boss. One of the best ways to show your boss you’re their favorite hire? Demonstrate you’re part of solving a problem.
The first 60 seconds of any professional interaction—email, presentation, meeting, etc.—is a prime moment for establishing your credibility and revealing value. Those few, precious moments are like a fresh chance. It’s right then that you get to make a first impression all over again. And that's exactly why you should approach every interaction with purpose, right from the beginning.
Fear of missing out—or if you’re social media savvy #FOMO—is a very real thing. In the post-Instagram world, it’s much harder to feel content with your life when you given constant glimpses into everyone’s cooler, better days and nights.
So how’s this obsessive need to compare and compete affecting our careers?
From work perks to higher salary spending, it can be all too easy to let the green-eyed monster rear her ugly head. As we scroll through people’s pictures of chic start-up offices, champagne toasts at elegant promotion celebrations , and seemingly unlimited paid vacation days spent exploring Machu Picchu, our cubicles begin to feel claustrophobic.
But instead of feeling down and out about your current career sitch, let’s decipher those uneasy feelings. Once you’ve found the source,boost your own career satisfaction with these four tips to kick FOMO to the curb.
I hope Career Contessa can help with your career hold-ups.
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