#FridayFive: Five Career Blogs You Should Read

Friday Five

Happy Friday!

This week I want to talk about the career blogs that I read. Honestly, if it wasn’t for some of these blogs, I probably wouldn’t have taken the plunge and started my own. I used to spend so much time on these blogs during my university years and still do, when I get the time.

A few of these blogs I’ve been reading for a long time, but there are a few new additions that I have only come across in the past six months or so. What I love about these websites is the great content they produce. I spend hours and hours reading articles as there’s just so many I find interesting.

The sites on my list are mostly female orientated, for all of us aspiring #girlbosses out there. You know you’ll only find female empowerment content on my blog, so you can’t have expected anything less, right?

If you’ve never visited any of the below websites, I hope you will after reading this blog post, because for real, it may just change your life. They may just give you the kick-up-the-ass you didn’t know you needed. That’s what happened to me!

1. Career Girl Daily

When I say I spend hours on this website, I mean hours. I like to leave it a few weeks between my visits so that there’s lots of new content that I can spend time reading through. This is my favourite blog to read, and if you click through to any in this list, I’d suggest it be this one!

The site is aimed at young females that are career driven and want to be the best version of themselves. I can only dream of having a site to this standard in years to come.

Every time I visit the page, I come away inspired or with new ideas and actions I want to take. There will be advice on how to be a morning person, podcasts you should be listening to, books you should be reading and general advice on how to be the best possible you. Right up my street.

Career Girl Daily

2. The Every Girl

Another website for the career-driven girl, I visit this website almost as often as CGD. Always full of great content, The Every Girl is a well-rounded blog covering every topic relevant to working females.

The only reason I wouldn’t rank it as high as Career Girl Daily is because it branches out further than just career-focused articles and you can find posts about everything on there. But the career inspired posts that they do write, are well worth reading.

Think of it as the American version of CGD, maybe this is why it doesn’t resonate as much with me. It’s still definitely worth a visit, I can assure you.

The Every Girl

3. PR Couture

This is definitely one for the aspiring PR practitioners out there. Also an American site, you can find very inspiring interviews with PR women, tips and tricks for the industry and how to be a great PR professional.

One feature I love about PR Couture is that they advertise a lot of PR vacancies all over America (including internships) mainly in the fashion and beauty industry and I just wish there was an equivalent to this here in the UK. I always see my own dream jobs being posted but based in New York and LA and have to fight the urge not to apply myself.

I mainly use the ‘Articles’ tab on the site as there’s some amazing advice and career guidance pieces on there.

Crosby Nicks is the woman behind the website and I was actually introduced to her (over email) when I interviewed one of my #GirlBossMondays who thought the two of us should be acquainted. It was quite a ‘pinch-me’ moment as I had been reading PR Couture for a long time before this.

If you’re thinking of a career in PR, then this is definitely a site you want to be adding to your reading list.

PR Couture

4. The Intern 24/7

I may have only discovered this site very recently when they followed me on Instagram, but I am hooked. What a great idea for a blog. I’m just a little annoyed I didn’t think of it myself!

There’s so much advice on this site for interns, future interns and students. There’s also lots of interviews with other interns who tell of their own experiences interning for some of the biggest fashion and beauty brands in the world.

Again, aimed at young females with a focus on fashion and beauty, there’s interviews with young women who have interned with Alexander McQueen, Marie Claire and even Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (the two girls I looked up to my entire childhood).

Put it this way, with a site introduction like this, you’re definitely going to want to make a visit:

“A site dedicated to letting people know the ups and downs, stories we never told our bosses and the harsh reality of being a young working adult.”

The Intern 24/7

5. Girls in Work

Another relatively new site on my radar, this career orientated website was founded by Sophie Rosie, a Liverpool/London blogger that I’ve been following for a long time. Out of all the great things about Sophie’s blog, there’s one thing she does amazingly, and that’s layout/blog aesthetic. I’m forever jealous of how her own blog and this new venture she’s started can always look so well put together.

The site itself is quite new and I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s to come for this blog and the content that will appear on it.

Already there are a lot of posts surrounding advice, personal experiences and empowerment. The aim of the blog is to empower, inspire and motivate women to break through social and personal barriers to achieve success at work. While you’re checking out the Girls in Work site, you should also check out Sophie’s blog as it’s truly beautiful.

Girls in Work

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