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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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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Turning Down a Job Offer Professionally

So you applied for a job at a company you thought you’d love and you were really excited about it, but then you had your interview and something just seemed off. These situations happen more often than you think and it’s completely fine if there was something at the interview that made you realize this company just wasn’t a good fit for you. We all have second thoughts about a lot of things, some small and some big…it happens every day! But for some reason, we all seem to get down on ourselves if we feel in our “gut” that […]

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How to Slay Your Next Performance Review

Oh, the annual performance review. One of the most dreaded parts of working in the corporate world, but it is so necessary to keep us on track to grow professionally and within our organization. I know this time of the year can be something you may not look forward to, heck when I had my first “performance review”, I had this idea in my head that I was going to get fired but I learned that was soooo not what was going to happen. Think about the review as a time to really talk about YOUR growth and your role […]

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25 Lessons I Learned in 25 Years

Tomorrow is my 25th birthday and you know what that means?! I can finally rent a car and I’m officially a quarter century old, wooo #adulting! This weekend some of my good friends and I decided to take a trip to our alma mater to celebrate the big 2-5! This is a big birthday to me because I’m now halfway through my twenties and I feel like I have gained so much wisdom since becoming a twenty-something. I have changed so much from my 20 year old self to my now 25 year old self. I have learned so much […]

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