6 Steps to Help You Take Control of Your Finances as a Twentysomething

How to Take Control of Your Finances as a Twentysomething | The Sophisticated Gal

One of the hardest lessons I had to learn after graduating college was how to manage my finances. It isn’t exactly something that is taught in college, but if they offered a “Personal Finance 101” course – I definitely would have benefited from it. The position I am in now is a much healthier relationship with money after learning how to be smart about my finances. It has helped me so much and has even helped me get to a point where my student loans will be paid off this year. If you are struggling with your finances or are […]

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The 5 Things to Remove from Your Resume

5 Things to Remove from Your Resume | The Sophisticated Gal

It is officially 2018 ladies! Can you believe it?! It feels like 2017 went by so fast. 2017 was an amazing year, it’s the year that I started The Sophisticated Gal and grew this amazing #girlboss community. I have so many amazing things planned for 2018 and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! One of the things that I plan on doing more of in 2018 is providing more resume tips so you can feel more confident in your resume when you’re applying to jobs. Now that it is the new year, it’s time to take […]

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How to Set Intentional & Achievable Career Resolutions

How to Set Intentional & Achievable Career Resolutions | The Sophisticated Gal

The countdown is officially on until 2018 is here and lately I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on this past year. There have been so many amazing things that have happened in 2017 and I am so excited to see what 2018 will bring! One thing that has become a priority for me is setting new goals for myself and my career each year. I like to think of these new goals before it is officially the new year. I have also started reflecting on the process I follow to figure out what I want my new career resolutions […]

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10 Inspiring Quotes for Career Girls

It’s been awhile since the last inspiring quotes round up I’ve done, so I figured today is the perfect day for a little extra motivation! Over on my Instagram, each week I feature a new quote as a part of my #sophisticatedwisdom series every Wednesday to help give you that extra boost of motivation. Whenever I need a little extra motivation, I love looking at quotes to inspire me again and give me the motivation to keep working hard. So here are some of my favorite quotes that have inspired me in my career and I hope they inspire you […]

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How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays

How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holiday Season | Work Productivity Tips | The Sophisticated Gal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the holiday season and that means lots of Christmas parties and events at work, which can make it very easy to get distracted and not get as much done as you want to during the work week. The holiday season is a great time of the year not only for all of the holiday festivities, but it’s also a great time to remain focused on those projects you have left for the year and get a jumpstart on those 2018 projects. While you may be feeling like it’s impossible to be […]

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How to Find a Mentor Early On in Your Career

How to Find a Mentor Early on in Your Career | The Sophisticated Gal

With Thanksgiving happening this week, it really has me thinking about everything I’m grateful for. I think it’s important to take time to think about all of the good things. I am so grateful for the wonderful opportunities I’ve been given, the support I’ve had from friends and family and so much more. Pretty much, just gratefulness all around! Today I wanted to express my gratefulness to the mentors that have helped me so much in my career. My mentors have taught me about the real world and becoming a leader early on in my career, so today’s post is […]

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5 Ways to Use Your Vacation Days During the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Use Your Vacation Days | Time Off From Work Ideas | The Sophisticated Gal

The holiday season is quickly approaching and will be here before we know it! It’s also nearing the end of the year and it’s time to use up the rest of your vacation days (especially if your company doesn’t let you carry them over from year to year). I’ve talked about vacation days before on here, like why it is so important to take time off and also how you can maximize your day off. With the weather getting cooler and the holiday season approaching, I wanted to share some ways you can make the most of those remaining PTO […]

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How to Deal with Vampire Personalities at Work

Dealing with Difficult Personalities at Work | How to Work with Negative People | The Sophisticated Gal

In honor of Halloween, I wanted to share some advice for dealing with “vampire” personalities at work. Chances are you have come across at least one ‘vampire’ personality before in your career or just in general during your everyday life. A vampire personality could be a grumpy boss or co-worker that makes you feel negative or unmotivated.  It’s important to know how to not let them affect your work or make you feel down on yourself. Here are some ways to deal with vampire personalities while in the office and in life.   via GIPHY #1 Focus on Yourself When […]

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The 7 Pieces of Advice I Would Give to My College Self

College Advice & Tips | The Sophisticated Gal

Recently I got coffee with a friend that I went to college with and we started reminiscing on the college days. We talked about how much we’ve changed since college and how we wish we could go back to college as who we are today. There are so many things that I’ve learned not only about myself but also about the real world after college graduation. When I was in college, all I would hear from family and friends was “enjoy your time in college, it’s the best time of your life”. I had a lot of fun in college […]

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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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