If you read my last post, you know I am all about carving out your own path in this world. One that will make YOU happy, regardless of the pressures that may be around you. How awesome would it be to design a life you love, where you don’t need to dread every single Monday?
It doesn’t have to be like that, I promise. But, maybe you are wondering… “Ya that sounds great, but umm… WHERE DO I START?” Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are 3 sources I love and use all the time for inspiration, career advice and job opportunities. Happy dreaming!
This is a job board and career advice centre. It has tons of opportunities that aren’t your run-of-the-mill, boring, live for the weekend kind of jobs. The website allows you to search by keyword and location, but my favourite feature is that you can browse the actual offices you would be working in. Office environment is so important to me and I just refuse to spend 40 hours a week in a cramped, dusty corner with no windows. It’s kind of inhumane. As a plus, many of the job posts allows you to view testimonials from employees. Do check out their career advice centre for tips on résumés, interviewing, how to make the most of your spare time, etc.
This website is basically a female empowerment hub with an aim to help women “create and cultivate” their dream jobs. They hold several networking conferences a year and host panels of successful women and men who discuss their success stories and offer mentorship and career advice. The website’s blog also offers a mixture of lifestyle tips and career hacks. It’s definitely worth it to check out there selective job board (nestled under “Classifieds”) for niche opportunities.
The Career Contessa is a combination of a job board and an extensive blog, containing transcripts of interviews with women from a variety of backgrounds and in different fields. These women offer up real world and practical advice from first-hand experience. Topics varied and include career, home, fashion and lifestyle. This is a great starting point if you want inspiration (i.e. what do I do with my life) or practical advice (i.e. I know what I want to do, but I have no idea how to get there).