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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How to Promote Your Side Hustle During the Holidays

How to Promote Your Side Hustle During the Holidays | The Sophisticated Gal

The holidays are a great time to promote your side hustle and gain some extra income, after all it is the gift-giving season! Now is the time to put a strategy in place for promoting your side hustle, especially if you plan on doing some sort of sale over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I recently launched my “Boss Babe Holiday Sale” over on my Etsy store, where I’m offering Buy 1 Get 1 Free on resume templates and 20% off resume services. There is a lot of work that has to get done behind the scenes to prep for […]

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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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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 This post contains affiliate links, so if you make a purchase by clicking on one of my links, I will receive a small commission at no additional […]

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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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