When it comes to career advice, there’s no shortage of successful women out there to look up to. After reading Sophia Amoruso’s book #GirlBoss about how she turned an Ebay site into a multi-million dollar company before age 30, I started to realize that there had become a certain movement for our generation to ditch the term bossy and instead embrace becoming a boss lady. After all, a boss lady is someone who takes control of her own career and doesn’t hold anything back, and who wouldn’t want to embrace that?
Whether you’re just starting your career or are stuck in a rut and looking to follow your dream job path, jump on the boss lady trend and follow these 11 career sites that’ll inspire your next career move and help you release you inner boss lady.
1. The Everygirl
The Everygirl really plays into its lifestyle blog reputation, with everything from travel, fashion & beauty, to career and finance advice, this site has it all. Whether you’re looking to redo your resume or are looking to get inspired by interviews with true boss ladies that have made it in the business you’re trying to get into, make sure you read through The Everygirl’s most popular articles.
2. Career Contessa
Founder Lauren McGoodwin started Career Contessa when her seemingly perfect X + Y = happiness plan didn’t work out as well as she had hoped. After scouring the internet for inspiration on which direction to go next, she decided to start her own platform just for women. So whether you’re on the hunt for a new job (they have job postings too!) or just need some inspiration to find the perfect work/life balance, Career Contessa will steer you in the right direction.
3. Penelope Trunk
When you’ve founded four startups, you’re sure to know a thing or two about decision making, especially when it comes to your career. With a bestselling career advice book and coining the number one career blog, Penelope Trunk’s site is a must-visit for career advice.
4. LEVO League
Known as “your career copilot” Levo is a social network dedicated to helping Gen Y women build connections and jump start their careers. With mentorship chats with CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, to tips to help you ace that interview (or tips to help you get the interview in the first place), think of Levo as the lovechild of Facebook and Linkedin, with more career tips and less funny cat videos, of course!
This blog is dedicated to overachieving chicks who need to look professional but want to look fashionable. If you’ve ever wondered what to wear on interviews or how to go about purchasing the dreaded comfortable heels, this site is for you.
6. The Middle Finger Project
The Middle Finger Project is a refreshingly honest site that actually encourages you to give the finger and grow some balls to go out and get what you want. It’s a site where the word newsletter is strictly forbidden and the typical business standards are thrown out the window. Basically if you’re looking for a reason to laugh a little and learn a lot this site is for you.
7. Birds on the Blog
Founder Sarah Arrow started Birds on the Blog as a way to challenge stereotypes and create an online space where women weren’t just “mommy bloggers,” but were hard working entrepreneurs too. By creating a community of “birds” that offer up career advice, Sarah has created a space for women in business to entertain, inform, and engage visitors.
8. Classy Career Girl
Anna Runy launched Classy Career Girl because she too felt stuck in her current job and couldn’t imagine another 5 years there. Her goal is to help women launch their dream career in 90 days or less… 3 months to our team job? …sign us up!
9. She Owns It
Empowering women to write their own success stories, She Owns It is a site for women by women. With articles like “How to Tackle Your To Do List Like a Rockstar” and “How to Say No With Confidence” this site will give you the boost you need to become a true boss lady.
10. Ms. Career Girl
Ms. Career Girl is a site dedicated to helping girls love their life and their career, one inspirational article at a time.
11. Refinery 29
While not strictly a career site, Refinery 29’s work and money section is a must read for any working girl. With tips on money management, interviews with some big names in the fashion industry, and tongue-in-cheek articles about crying in the office (hey we get you!) you’ll find yourself scrolling through article after article.