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Welcome to The Femails, a podcast from Career Contessa that deep dives into the world of women, work, and what it takes to build a successful and fulfilling career on your terms. Isn’t it about time a podcast covering work also covered all things women? Yea, we thought so, too. Join our host, Career Contessa CEO, Lauren McGoodwin, as she interviews a variety of women about their explorations, failures, triumphs, and takes a real-talk approach to women’s career development. Visit www.CareerCo ...
 
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The Great Resignation is a recent term that some of you may have heard floating around. It refers to the post-pandemic “quit your job” movement fueled by a lot of pandemic uncertainty and pandemic-related epiphanies. On this episode of The Femails we are going to talk about two things: 1) What is the great resignation and is it really happening? 2)…
 
A couple of weeks ago we made a post on Career Contessa’s Instagram about some of our least favorite workplace jargon. Turns out, a lot of you had strong feelings about other workplace jargon that annoyed you. We read through so many funny and frustrating phrases that we were inspired to turn it into a podcast episode. That’s why in this episode we…
 
Last week, we reached out to you all, the Career Contessa listeners and readers, to find out whether you had any specific career questions we could cover on the podcast. The response was overwhelming. So we decided to dedicate an entire episode to addressing your questions and providing some quick fixes and solutions to your career problems. That’s…
 
Sometimes you know when a company is not a great fit for you. Whether you notice it in a job interview, 5 months into working at a company, or 5 years into working at a company, there’s one thing that’s definitely true: toxic workplaces can lead to stress, burnout, and serious disruptions in your normal life. On this episode we’ll be discussing our…
 
Languishing. Many of us are doing it without even being aware of what “it” is. Languishing is not burnout and it’s not quite depression, but it’s sort of like a cousin to both. Languishing is a feeling of stagnancy, emptiness, and aimlessness. The danger of languishing is that it can grow to become depression or an anxiety disorder. If this sounds …
 
It’s pretty obvious that our careers have a huge impact on our finances, but your finances also have a huge affect on your career. Being financially stable gives you more options in your career and allows you to have a solid foundation to make choices from. That stability can make a huge difference if you need to leave a job you hate, take a career…
 
Dealing with and working to overcome self-doubt is a common hurdle to progress -- especially career progress. Struggles with self-doubt can: keep you from speaking up or advocating for yourself, cause you to settle for roles don’t reflect your true potential, make you reluctant to trust your decision-making abilities, give you pause when you really…
 
Contrary to what it may feel like, you don’t have to wait for a new year, a birthday, or a new job opportunity to reinvigorate your career. You can start over or do a reset whenever you want—halfway through the year, or at 3pm on a Tuesday. You can make today the start of setting up your career for success. That’s why on today’s episode we’ll be di…
 
Much of our days, our purpose, and our identities revolve around not who we are, but what we do. When we meet someone new for the first time, how often do we strike up a conversation surrounding how we make our living? Unless we are finding meaning and purpose in our careers, or using the gifts and talents we have been given, we may not find conten…
 
Being authentic at work can seem like a tricky balance. Many people feel like they have a completely different version of themselves that shows up to work each day. But how much of your “true” self is ok to bring into work? That’s why on today’s episode we’ll be discussing what it means to be authentic at work and 4 tips for staying authentic at wo…
 
Fear often stands in the way of ambition. But how do you recognize that fear and stop it from getting in the way of achieving your goals? On today’s episode we are joined by our new guest host (and Career Contessa coach), Kea Meyers Duggan, to discuss how fear can mask your ambition and 3 questions to ask yourself in order to determine whether fear…
 
Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two. On today’s episode we’ll be discussing the difference between sleep and rest and the 7 types of rest every pers…
 
No one wants to get stuck in a dysfunctional workplace. That’s why today we’re discussing how you can spot a dysfunctional workplace or boss—straight from the interview process. Listen in to learn about 5 red flags to look out for in a job interview (plus what to do when you spot these red flags). Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW Fo…
 
Are you indecisive? Does it take you hours, days, or weeks to make what may seem like a simple decision? Today we’ll be discussing how indecisiveness might be wreaking havoc on your career—and what that’s really costing you. In this episode, we’re discussing 3 ways indecisiveness is rooting out your career and 5 reasons why you might feel indecisiv…
 
There are SO many opinions out there on what you should and shouldn’t put on a resume that it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the whole resume-writing process. In this episode, we’re discussing 5 resume mistakes that lead to recruiter confusion with Meghan Kaye, a recruiter at Brooklinen, and a woman who spends a lot of time looking at resumes and c…
 
Many of us have fallen victim to a negative thought spiral—that feeling when one bad thought or experience turns into a mountain of thoughts that make you feel like you should just totally give up. Regardless of how your negative thought spiral starts, Dr. Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, columnist, bestselling author, and television comm…
 
Hustle harder. Good vibes only. Girl, you've got this. Sometimes words of encouragement are—not so helpful. Today we’re discussing how toxic positivity has fed into a culture of "go!" and the damage it's doing. Plus, we’ll share common signs of toxic positivity at work with tips for shutting it down! Weekly Newsletter Sign-Up: http://bit.ly/37hqtQW…
 
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