How to Develop a Productive Morning Routine

Developing a Productive Morning Routine | The Sophisticated Gal

Perfecting a morning routine for me has always been a struggle, I will totally admit that I press the snooze alarm too many times or lay in bed just scrolling through Instagram during the week. The truth is, I feel so much more productive and focused in the mornings, so I want to take advantage of that! Lately I’ve been trying to perfect my morning routine and find something that works well for my schedule, so I figured I would share this with all of you to help you perfect your morning routine as well! Here are some of the […]

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Side Hustle Tips: The Tools You Need for Your Side Biz

In a previous post on the blog, I talked about the essentials you need for your side hustle. In today’s post, I want to talk more about the actual tools that have helped me successfully run my side hustle (this blog + my Etsy store) while working a full-time job. Working a full-time job and running a side biz can be a lot to manage, so the tools that you have in your toolbox should help you spend more time working on the bigger projects and maybe even give you some time to enjoy a glass of wine at night […]

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5 Career-Oriented Podcasts for Millennials

5 Career-Oriented Podcasts for Millennials | The Sophisticated Gal

When you are first starting out in your career, there is a lot to learn. The truth is, there is a lot that you won’t learn in college about the real world. For example, did anyone ever give you a crash course in college on 401k’s or dealing with a bad boss? The answer is probably no. Lately I have been really into podcasts because they always get me thinking plus they offer some really practical career advice. I have also gotten this question from all of you a lot lately! So, I have gathered a list of some of […]

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Inspiring Girl Boss: Kat from The Salty Pineapple & The Content Planner

It’s been a hot sec since the last Inspiring Girl Boss feature here on the blog, but I have a super special feature for you all today! Kat is a creative entrepreneur and the owner of The Salty Pineapple & The Content Planner.  Her journey to entrepreneurship is so inspiring and she is an Instagram genius! Keep reading to find out more about Kat and her story. Photos are from Kat’s Instagram accounts #1 Did you always know that you wanted to start your own business?  Kat: Since I was in Grade 10, I wanted to be a CEO who […]

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How to Advance Your Career This Fall

Last Friday officially marked the first day of Fall and it is my absolute favorite season for so many reasons. The weather is getting colder and the leaves are starting to change colors. The Fall is also a great time to re-focus on your career goals and advance your career. Now that the summer is over and most companies are gearing up for a big fourth quarter to end the year on a high note, it is a great time to show your company just how valuable you are. Here are some ways that you can kick your career into […]

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The Wardrobe Essentials Every Career Girl Needs

The Career Wardrobe Essentials Every Girl Boss Needs | Work Wardrobe Essentials | Career Style

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have“, we hear that saying all the time in the workplace, but not knowing what essentials are needed in your career can make shopping for a work wardrobe very difficult. It took me awhile to figure out what essentials I needed in my work wardrobe but after a few years of being in the real world, I feel like I finally have it figured out! Better late than never, am I right?! So here are the wardrobe essentials that all career girls should have to help advance their careers and […]

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How to Be More Confident in an Interview & My Teeth Whitening Experience

This post is a collaboration with Smile Brilliant and contains affiliate links. All opinions are mine and mine alone. Self-confidence is something that we all struggle with at some point in our lives, especially in job interviews. Job interviews can be extremely nerve-wrecking and can be moments where we lack self-confidence. I want to turn that around and give you the steps to feel more confident in your next job interview. Keep reading to find out my top 5 tips to feeling more confident in an interview, my experience with teeth whitening and a special GIVEAWAY from Smile Brilliant! I have always […]

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Answering Your Questions About Me, My Career & More!

The Sophisticated Gal is officially 6 months old today! I can’t believe it’s already been half a year since I’ve started my blogging journey. While 6 months may not seem like a lot to some, I love reflecting on my journey so far. From where I started to where I am today – I feel like I have come so far! Plus, I have connected with so many of you and it is honestly the best part about having a blog! Whenever I get a comment from a reader saying that my post helped them out in their career, it […]

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The 5 Warning Signs That You Need to Break Up with Your Employer

Ah, the dreaded employer breakup – it happens to all of us at some point in our career and it can be hard to navigate, especially if you don’t want to burn any bridges. I’m a firm believer in being a professional and not burning any bridges, so knowing how to “end it” with your current employer without burning a bridge is VERY important. More to come on that soon 😉 Today, I’m going to talk about the 5 warning signs to look out for so you can start searching for other options. #1 You Don’t Believe in Their Mission […]

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The TV Shows Every Career Girl Should Watch

There are so many TV shows we have to chose from nowadays, between Netflix and cable…there are just so many options! Out of all the TV shows, there are a few that have really stuck out to me and have given me a lot of career inspiration. Any career girl out there should have a few go-to shows to watch when they need a little extra motivation, so I have rounded up the TV shows that have given me some major career inspiration that I hope will inspire you! #1 Parks & Recreation Leslie Knope…need I say more?! Parks & […]

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