Your career is a major factor in your life. Not only does it tie into your overall happiness (there's nothing worse than hating your job - it can affect almost every area of your time), it is also a major determinant on how much money you earn over the course of your working life which in turn impacts how much you are able to save and invest for your future self.
"Your career is a major factor in your life. Not only does it tie into your happiness, it also has a major impact on how much money you will earn over the course of your working life."
When I was pursuing my career as a full-time employee, I was always seeking resources online that could guide me on things like creating the perfect resume, how to ace an interview, how to negotiate my salary and other benefits, how to ask for a raise, how to be recognized for my performance etc. All really important things for us as women especially as we navigate through our careers earning 20% less on average than men do for the same job.
Based on my experience searching for resources, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of my favorite career websites (and experts) that can help you out if you find yourself in career rut or stuck trying to figure out what next step you should be taking!
Here are my 6 best career websites for women
1. CareerContessa.com - Lauren McGoodwin
Career Contessa was created by Lauren McGoodwin to fill a void when it came to career development resources specific to women. Her and her team consistently put out amazing content on the Career Contessa website with a focus on helping women cultivate successful careers through expert advice, interviews, and videos, one-on-one mentoring, online skills-based courses and resources, and a curated job board that speaks to our audience.
From job searches and job opportunities to career advice, career coaching and mentoring, there are a ton of resources that can help you gain clarity in your career and teach you how to excel at your job as a newbie, manager or leader.
2. YourCareerGirl.com - Dorianne St. Fleur
Your Career Girl is run by Dorianne St. Fleur also known as the "career whisperer". My favorite thing about her website is her authentic writing style and her passion for helping women find their purpose and have careers they love. Dorianne is a career strategist, HR expert, blogger and certified coach with several years of experience as an HR professional. If you want advice from a more individual perspective you definitely want to check out Your Career Girl.
3. TheMuse.com - Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos
The muse is an epic job resource that provides millennials with an insider look at various job opportunities with hundreds of major companies as well as expert career advice. Founded by Kathryn Minshew and Alex Cavoulacos, The muse gives millennials at different career stages (starting a career, switching jobs or careers etc) a better way to job hunt so they can find job they truly love.
4. Levo.com - Caroline Ghosn
Levo, which means elevate in Latin, is all about equipping its members with tools to develop their talent and to build meaningful connections and networks as they grow in their careers. Started by Caroline Ghosn, Levo's main goal is helping millennials shape their careers and navigate their workplace so they can achieve the success they desire.
5. Prepary.com - Jamie Petkanics
The Prepary is a job search consulting services founded by Jaime Petkanics and is focused on helping you make your job search well thought out and enjoyable. Based on her background in talent and recruitment for major companies, Jamie is passionate about taking candidates from good to great as they embark on their job application process.
Her site has a great resource library of free downloads, courses, and events that will prepare you to not just knock your interview out the gate but to stand out in a major way so you get the job too.
6. Classy Career Girl - Anna Runyan
Classy career focuses on helping women set not just career goals but business goals too and empowers women to reach the goals they have set via their e-learning platform, an excellent resource for women who are job searching or starting new businesses.
Anna Runyan founded Classy Career Girl after her experience climbing the corporate ladder all the while still feeling unhappy and stuck. She created the CCG platform as a place for women to find ways to balance their career success, happiness, health, and life.
What are your favorite career websites for women? Leave the links in the comments - I'd love to know!