The Post Grad Guide to the Real World

As a woman in my early twenties, I find myself searching articles on Ms. Career Girl for life advice. This great blog features articles from different authors on topics such as life after college, career advice, relationship help and resume critiquing.

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Why I love it

Ms. Career Girl is written for women by women. The authors are in a similar stage of life as me, so it is an incredibly relatable blog. It’s a one-stop shop for any young woman in her early twenties looking for some advice in all aspects of life.

Notable sections on the blog include:

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  • Travel & Leisure
  • Dating
  • Money
  • Resume Optimization Tool

All sections on the blog have multiple contributing authors to give a wide range of advice and expertise.

Should I Check it Out?

Absolutely! If you’re a woman in your twenties, this blog is definitely for you. Ms. Career Girl started this blog to help confused post grads navigate the real world. Any question you may have will most likely be answered in one of the articles found on her site.

But Beware

Screen shot 2015-06-20 at 2.06.29 PMWhile the content on the blog is great, the look could use a little updating. The word “cutesy” comes to mind when looking at the graphics on this site. In my opinion, the logo is relevant but could be better and the site contains too much pink.

It is a for-profit blog, you can tell based on the amount of advertisements. They even advertise to advertise with them. I prefer blogs without advertisements, to me it shows the passion the writer has for the subject matter instead of the desire to make a buck.

I don’t let these minor details distract me from the excellent content, you should check out the blog and follow them on Twitter!

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6 thoughts on “The Post Grad Guide to the Real World

  1. himissmercedes

    This blog looks awesome, but my question is, is the end game really a blog. As you stated, the blog is obviously for profit, using advertisers and offering people to advertise. So was the model to begin as a blog and then move forward to a more commercial area, such as producing a magazine and people paying for content in the long run? Or do you think that at some point it may be more of a subscription based following, or paying for the tools, like the resume optimization tool? Do you think if they went forward with some of these strategies and tactics that they would become more profitable?

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  2. lindsayw5

    Sounds like a great blog to follow. Was there any particular piece of advice you got from the blog that has stuck with you the most?

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  3. kay301

    What would you change about the appearance of the blog besides the cutesy-ness? Do you think the future post will still strike a cord with you as you age or do you think you will age out of the target?

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  4. Kristen

    I think this blog would be a great blog for me to follow. I think it could provide helpful insight into difficult career and life decisions that need to be made in your twenties. I wish the blog wasn’t as “Cutesy”, as all of the topics mentioned are important topics that should be taken seriously.

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  5. Alli smith

    Definitely an interestin blog choice! I like the idea of a place where women can help boost each other up and help each other reach their goals rather than tear each other down and be critical. I think this blog can help lots of women, not just recent post grads, because let’s be honest- nobody ever really has it all figured out, even after your 20s!

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  6. mattkoss14

    Good blog. Curious if you came across anything similar for the opposite gender. I know I am a generation ahead of many of you younger folks, but its nice to see how many of these topics covered can apply to readers beyond the blogs intended target audience.

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