career inspo

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

These Are The Most Rewarding Jobs For Women

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Elizabeth Enochs

The Best Ways To Make Friends At Work If You're Feeling Shy

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Megan Grant

13 Podcasts That Will Help You Take Your Business To The Next Level

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Megan Grant

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Your Job — At Least Not Yet

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Amanda Chatel

Before You Ask Your Co-Workers How Much Money They Make, Read This

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Madeleine Aggeler

7 Signs You're Not Getting The Respect You Deserve At Work, According To Experts

It’s no secret that many women are undervalued in the workplace. But since we don’t always know what we’re entitled to, many of us settle for less than what we deserve at work. We accept lower pay than the men we work with, bite our tongues when our …
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Office Playlists To Help You Power Through The Work Week

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Nia Decaille

13 Women Reveal How They Power Through Work Burnout

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Suzannah Weiss

Companies Are Giving Out “Rejection Swag” To Take The Sting Off, You Know, Getting Rejected

A few months after learning she wouldn’t be moving on to the next round of the recruitment process for a position with Toggl, a website that offers online time tracking for small businesses, Laurel Wright, 31, received a branded t-shirt in the mail. …
By Alyssa James

10 Tips For Writers Who Are Trying To Make A Living And Save A Little Cash

Here's the good news: being a writer is free! Here's the bad news: food, rent, clothes, electricity, tuition, laptops, and medicine are not free (in America, at least). There's a reason that we have that classic "starving artist" stereotype. Writing …
By Charlotte Ahlin

24 People Reveal The Best Career Advice They've Ever Gotten

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Suzannah Weiss

9 Questions You Should Never Be Afraid To Ask At Work

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Claire Warner

7 Signs You're Working Way Too Much

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Suzannah Weiss

Embracing My Guilt Changed My Life & Here's How You Can Do It

A few months ago, I was on the precipice of a big decision when I emailed my team of life coaches, Christina Salerno and Toku McCree. I'd signed up for a trip I realized I didn't want to be on, and I knew abandoning the group would cause upset. "This…
By Suzannah Weiss

11 Fascinating Memoirs By Women With Out-Of-The-Ordinary Careers

Chances are that you or someone you know has dreamed of being a writer, an actor, a comedian, maybe even a politician. And there are no shortage of memoirs by women in those groups to relate to and inspire you. But you've probably never thought about…
By Kerri Jarema

The One Sign You're Experiencing Work Burnout & What To Do About It

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. Want to be an Upstarts honoree one day? Read on for…
By Suzannah Weiss

Why The Solar Eclipse Is The Best Time To Start A New Job

On Monday, August 21, people across the United States will have the opportunity to view a total solar eclipse. Considering the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast was in 1918, almost 100 years ago, the event could very wel…
By Sarah Fielding