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Take A Power Walk With The Founders Of Havenly, Entrepreneur Sisters Who Are Defying The Odds Every Day

Ready for a wild statistic? Only 2.2 percent of venture capitalist funding goes to female-owned businesses. While it’s more than the 1.9 percent of venture funding female founders were granted in 2016, it still pales in comparison to the 79 percent a…
By Erin Kelly

9 Easy Ways To Impress Your Boss Every Day

If you'd like to snag yourself a raise, move up in your company, or simply score great references for future jobs, then you'll definitely want to know how to impress your boss a little each day. There are big things you can do, like going above and b…
By Carolyn Steber
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In the Bustle Booth with Thasunda Duckett

When influential women hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Thasunda D…
By Erin Kelly

You Can Get Paid $10,000 This Summer Just To Travel & Take Pics — Here's How To Apply

If you've got a serious case of wanderlust, but you're low on funds, I have amazing news. You can get paid to travel at $10,000 for the summer. Seriously. If you think this sounds way too good to be true, it's actually a real thing. Days Inn just ann…
By Brandi Neal
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Take A Power Walk With Colleen Briggs, Who Will Inspire You To Turn Your Passion Into A Career

More than half of America's 100 million full-time employees don't feel a real connection to their jobs, reporting unhappiness in the workplace. Since most of these people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, this is a huge problem, and o…
By Erin Kelly

This Is EXACTLY What To Say If You Want A Raise, But Aren't Sure How To Ask For One

You may have a job you love, though it may also come with some challenges, such as office politics or having to work a lot of overtime. While you don’t think those are too big a deal, something else may be — asking for a raise. You flash back to your…
By Natalia Lusinski

7 Harmful Myths About Asking For A Raise That Just Aren't True

If there's an internal debate going on inside your head over whether you should ask for a raise or not, you're not alone. With the gender pay gap, society's expectations of women, and fact that women are less likely to get raises, it can be incredibl…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

15 Signs You Need A Career Coach, According To Experts

Are you happy with your job? You may think your job or career is just fine, but there are many signs you need a career coach. Sometimes, it's to help you rewrite your resume. Other times, it's to get more clarity about your long-term career trajector…
By Natalia Lusinski

How To Use Your 7 Chakras To Get The Career You Want

Career advice and spiritual advice are rarely given together, but Amber-Lee Lyons, creator of Chakra Girl Business School, is changing that. Through her online course, she teaches women how to further their careers based on knowledge of their chakras…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Problematic Myths Women Are Taught About Work (And What To Believe Instead)

When we're growing up, there are a ton of different, often conflicting things we're taught about work. "Follow your dreams." "Be realistic." "Hard work can get you anywhere." "It's all about who you know." Many of these myths disempower us, and if yo…
By Suzannah Weiss

7 Tips For Finding The Best Job Mentor For You

At some point, you may need a career coach. Perhaps you had a steady job for years, but were suddenly laid off. Or maybe you want to switch careers altogether, but aren't sure what the next steps would be. In any case, you could use a boost from a pr…
By Natalia Lusinski

People Are Sharing What They Say When They're Unprepared For A Meeting & It's Actually Genius

We've all had this moment: it's a Friday afternoon and you're 45 minutes into your hour-long team meeting. From the corner of your eye you can spot a hint of sunshine and blue sky from outside the window, while you remain trapped on the other side of…
By Iman Hariri-Kia

7 Apps That Will ACTUALLY Help You Find A Job

You probably have go-to ways of looking for a job, but there are several ways to find a job through an app, too. After all, gone are the days of finding a Kinko's and printing out your resume and cover letter. Now, via email and companies' websites a…
By Natalia Lusinski

Easy Ways To Get Your Passion Back For Your Career When You Feel You've Lost It

At some point, you may no longer be as excited about your job as you once were. But there are ways to get your job passion back when you feel you've lost it. After all, you know it's hiding within you, somewhere, but you just don't where it's gone la…
By Natalia Lusinski

This New LinkedIn Feature Is A GODSEND If Asking For Referrals Stresses You Out

I am so deeply socially anxious that asking strangers questions or for directions sends me into a stomach-turning panic (which, come to think of it, is not a great quality for a journalist). For me, even making a dinner reservation is a struggle, and…
By Rebecca Fishbein

7 Questions To Ask Yourself To Find A Larger Purpose In Your Work

It's easy to go through years at a job without discovering a higher purpose in your work. We're taught to find a job that pays the bills and keeps us busy but don't always ask ourselves if we truly care about it. Then, after a while, we find that we'…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Ways To Manifest The Career Of Your Dreams

I'll be the first to admit that the concept of manifestation is kind of hoaky. But I really think there is something to it. Whether it's the universe or your own mind or something else entirely that makes it work, living your life as if something you…
By Suzannah Weiss

15 Little Acts That Strengthen Your Bond With People At Work

OK, so you don't have to be BFFs with everyone you work with, if you'd prefer not to. Sometimes, work is about getting in, getting out, and getting that paycheck — and that's totally understandable. But there are benefits to becoming friends with you…
By Carolyn Steber

How To Use Getting Fired To Your Advantage, According To Career Experts

One Friday in February 2015, I was taking the day off work to host a friend from out of town when I got a call from my company’s CEO. “We’ve done some restructuring, and all of marketing and sales were laid off,” he told me. That included me. I was s…
By Suzannah Weiss

26 Women Share Their Best Tips For Surviving That Super-Awkward First Week At A New Job

Humans are hardwired to be nervous when starting a new job. That anxiety goes back to our hunter-gatherer days, when we needed to protect ourselves in unfamiliar and potentially dangerous situations. While such isn't typically the case anymore, most …
By Megan Grant