5 Must-Have Tools for the Professional Woman

We’re two and half weeks in to a new year, and everyone is busy working on their resolutions and goals. While we are in the mood to improve, we should consider what tools every career girl needs to have handy.

There are 5 must-have tools for every professional woman, which she should have up-to-date and ready to go, at all times. Where do you stand on the career girl preparedness scale?

1. A Current Resume. You never know when an exciting new career opportunity may come along, so it’s important to keep your resume up to date and tailored to your current skills. Career Girl Tip: Keep a Word version of your resume for editing, but when you submit your resume, be sure it is always in PDF format!

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4. An Up-to-Date LinkedIn Profile. LinkedIn is a common tool that employers and recruiters use to check out potential leads. Be sure to keep yours updated, and include a great picture! Check out this article from Forbes for tons of great tips on how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile.


5. An Organized Schedule. You are busy, probably really really busy. Work engagements, social commitments, and self-care are all equally important. Be sure to stay organized, either with a planner or your digital calendar, and keep on top of it all. It’s easy to forget when you verbally commit to something, but writing it down ensures that you won’t miss out on any of your engagements!

What do you think every professional career woman needs? Tweet to us about it @mscareergirl

Sarah Cueto

Sarah earned her B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from UC Davis. She is a resident of sunny San Diego, CA, and is currently working in a Sales & Marketing capacity within the biotech industry. She is focused on her blossoming career, developing her identity as a young professional, and is an avid blogger. Sarah writes regularly about her experiences as a twenty-something woman trying to figure it all out, and in the name of twenty-somethings everywhere, on her blog Twenty-Everything.