NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
The New Year's Resolutions we are planning on keeping this year. And how we're going to do it.
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We launched our first podcast, The Femails, in September of 2018. Since then, we have completed FOUR seasons of meaningful interviews with powerhouse women (and even one man!) As we prepare for our fifth season—which is going to be completely different but stay tuned for that—we wanted to take a moment to profile some of our favorite episodes so far. Whether you're a new listener or you've been with us all along, check out our best of The Femails.
According to a Bustle survey, 50 percent of people said they never discuss personal finances with friends, even though 28 percent reported feeling stressed out about money every single day. So we're tackling everything from salary negotiation and raises to budgeting and savings.
These are real new year's resolutions. Not the kind that you make January 1 only to drop them by mid-February. These are the attainable, small-scale, realistic commitments every woman can make to clean up her career. | CareerContessa.com
Did you put some holiday gifts or travel airfare on your credit card knowing deep down that you wouldn’t be able to pay the full balance this month? That’s why we called on Ashley Feinstein, founder of The Fiscal Femme and creator of the 30-day Money Cleanse (sounds detox-y, doesn’t it?), to give us some of her best tips for a 7-day detox to kickstart healthier finances in 2018. | Career Contessa
So you can give yourself a raise without late nights or long negotiations.How? By investing. For every dollar you put in a 401(k), mutual fund, or stock, you're planning long-term—watching your money grow while you're off growing your career. Simple—and yet research shows we’re just not doing it. | Career Contessa
We get it. Job searching is time-consuming (and just, you know, horrible), so we’re making things a little easier on you. Drumroll, please… We can send you all the coolest jobs in one weekly email. No scouring LinkedIn or Craigslist necessary. So whether you’re actively looking for a new job or just “always open to new opportunities,” you can hear about the best jobs first, zero effort required. | CareerContessa.com
Goodbye 2017 and hello fresh start. With the new year as motivation, chances are you’re eating more leafy greens and finally carving out some gym time. Career goals naturally make their way into New Year’s resolutions because, let’s face it, if you work full-time, you spend a lot of time at your job. Sign up for our webinar that will help you find creative ways you can stay on track with your career goals and teach you why setting goals for your career matters. | Career Contessa
We love a candle- and soap-laden gift guide as much as the next person, but sometimes, the best gifts are the ones you'd least expect.That's why this year we're rounding up our favorite gifts for the career-driven. Whether she's your best friend, your favorite coworker, or—hey—just you yourself, these are the gifts we're eyeballing around the CC offices. Currently we're coveting these best gifts for self-helpers. Sponsored by Squarespace. | Career Contessa
Feeling trapped in your job? You need to find new energy at work. Our advice? Disrupt your patterns. In his book, Let the Elephants Run, David Usher argues that creativity is a “mutation” in patterns to produce something new. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to get a little destructive in our day-to-day. | Career Contessa
When you think about work skills, you probably imagine the ones you put in bullet points on a resume: experience in Adobe Creative Suite, bilingual in Spanish, project management background. Those skills may land you an interview and ultimately a job, but what if we told you there's a more subtle skill that actually determines your long-term success? So let's talk about "emotional intelligence"—a buzzy term for a very serious subject. | CareerContessa.com
Bola Sukunbi is the money expert and Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) behindClever Girl Finance. She’s also one of our favorite women to ask for financial advice, so we figured she’d know a thing or two about what we could all do better with our money in our 20s (or, hey, our 30s and 40s, too). | CareerContessa.com
Ever feel like you’re holding yourself back but you can’t figure out what to change? Learning how to handle your emotional triggers and prove you’ve got strategic game is critical for breaking through to superstar performance. Join our webinar with Career Coach and Career Contessa Mentor, Stacy Smyk-Santiago, to learn the must-have skills, mindset shift, and proven tools for resilient leadership. It’s time to unleash your best self! | Career Contessa
Knowing how to succeed at your first 90 days at a new job is important because according to the Future Workplace “Multiple Generations @ Work” survey, 91 percent of millennials plan to stay in a job for less than three years. You could potentially hold 20 different positions over the course of your working adult life. So changing jobs and transitioning to new working environments will most likely be in your future. Read on for tips to help you stay on track during the process...
There’s plenty of advice out there about words you should drop from your vocabulary.Especially when it comes to public speaking, that list is pretty obvious. Then there are the words women don’t use enough like “no.” But the two words you should never use in an email if you want to be successful will totally surprise you. | CareerContessa.com
Have you ever wanted something so badly, but it just doesn’t seem to ever come?Maybe that dream job comes to mind—or the promotion you’ve had your eye on forever. Or maybe you feel like you have those friends for whom everything just seems to miraculously fall into place—they’re constantly landing interviews with great companies, snagging kickass work perks, even getting a raise. So let's talk about how you can manifest your dreams. | Career Contessa