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. This, 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. For instance, I would have loved a readily available resource to show me things like how to -
- Create the perfect resume
- Ace a phone interview (an in-person one too)
- Negotiate my salary and other benefits
- Ask for a raise
- Write the perfect self-assessment 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). These incredible sites can help you out if you find yourself in a career rut or are stuck trying to figure out what next step you should be taking!
Here are 5 of the 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. She and her team consistently put out amazing content on the Career Contessa website with a focus on helping women cultivate successful careers. They do this through expert advice, interviews, and videos, one-on-one mentoring, online skills-based courses and resources, and a curated job board.
From job searches and job opportunities to career advice, career coaching and mentoring, Career Contessa offers a ton of resources. These resources 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". I love her authentic writing style and her passion for helping women find their purpose and 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. They also provide 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 jobs they truly love.
4. Prepary.com - Jamie Petkanics
The Prepary is a job search consulting service founded by Jaime Petkanics. She focuses 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. All of which 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.
5. Classy Career Girl - Anna Runyan
Classy career focuses on helping women set not just career goals but business goals too. They empower women to reach the goals they have set via their e-learning platform which helps women who are job searching or starting new businesses.
Anna Runyan founded Classy Career Girl after her experience climbing the corporate ladder all while still feeling unhappy and stuck. She created her 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!