11 Must-Haves Every Career Girl Needs in Her Bag
You're walking into your interview when you notice your reflection on a nearby mirror - Your hair is a mess, your eyeliner is smudged, and you're missing an earring! (Turns out rolling down your window while driving 60 MPH on the highway wasn't the best option.) You try to make due with what you have, but running your fingers through your hair can only do so much. Don't get caught unprepared! In addition to your phone and wallet, here are 11 things every career girl should have in her bag in case of emergencies:

1. Emergency Make-Up Kit

Rough night? Need to touch up? No problem! A make-up emergency kit is definitely a must-have item for your bag. Tuck a little cover up, mascara, and lip gloss away just in case. Oh, and don’t forget a handheld mirror!

2. Hand Lotion

In the business world, you will be doing a lot of handshaking, and no one wants to shake a hand that’s dry and chapped - Ew! Make sure to have your favorite yummy smelling lotion on hand (pun intended!).

3. Mini Notebook

Every career girl needs to carry around a mini notebook. This makes it easy to write down all of those brilliant ideas that come to you while riding the bus or drinking your coffee.

4. Hairbrush

It's a beautiful day and you can't resist but to roll down the windows on the highway. But wait! Now you're hair is in a rats nest and you've got a presentation in 10 minutes. Make sure you've got your trusty hair brush in your purse in case of these kinds of emergencies.

5. Perfume

Although it's not wise to overdo it, having a mini bottle of perfume is a good thing to have when you go in for an interview. Freshening up before can help you feel more confident. Just make sure the scent you choose isn't overwhelming.

6. Mints

On that note, you should always, always, always have mints or gum stashed in your bag! You never want to be the one caught with bad breathe when meeting with a client or talking with co-workers. Not cool. And, if you really want, you can toss a couple of flossers in your bag, too, so that delicious lunch you just had doesn’t haunt you (other others) later in the day!

7. Hand Sanitizer

Germs are everywhere and you never know who is sick at the office. Tuck a little bottle of hand sanitizer or to-go wipes so you can stay fresh and healthy.

8. Extra Earrings

I always seem to forget to put in earrings. However, I try to keep a spare pair in my bag so I can always look my best. Simple, versatile studs or pearls are great backup choices.

9. Business Cards

You never know who you're going to meet, and the last thing you want to do is leave an important contact with contact information on a ripped napkin. Make sure to keep a stash of business cards in your wallet just in case.

10. Energy Bar

When you're running around doing errands and meeting clients, you need to keep your energy levels up. Having something to chew on can help you regain your energy and focus, especially if it has protein AND chocolate!

11. Phone Charger

Forgot to plug in your phone last night? If you have a spare charger in your bag at all times, you don't have to worry about that annoying low-battery noise anymore. What are your must-haves for your bag?Image Credit: Shutterstock
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Inspiration lacking this Monday morning? On the job search and feeling blue? Stuck in a career you hate? Not sure what success means to you? You're not alone. Grab a nice, warm cup of coffee and let us help you out.

Light your inner fire with these inspirational career quotes:

What Are Professional Quotes? 

Professional quotes motivate and inspire you to become the best professional you can be in your career. They remind you that you can achieve what you want to achieve. What does success look like to you? If you ever need some inspiration, read these quotes...

What Are The Best Inspirational Quotes For Professionals?


  1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius
  2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk
  3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn
  5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan
  6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller
  7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln
  8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison
  9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz
  10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart
  11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas
  12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney
  13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson
  14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller
  15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden
  16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White
  17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton
  18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein
  19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain
  21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius


2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk

Inspirational Career Quotes Carlton Fisk


3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard

Inspirational Work Quotes


4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn

Inspirational Work Quotes


5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan

Inspirational Career Quotes Michael Jordan


6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller

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7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln

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8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison

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9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz

Inspirational Career Quotes


10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart

Inspirational Career Quotes Jon Stewart


11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas

Inspirational Quotes George Lucas


12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney

Inspirational Walt Disney Quotes


13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson

Inspirational Career Quotes


14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller

Inspirational Career Quotes


15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden

Inspirational Career Quotes


16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White

Inspirational Quotes About Life


17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton

Inspirational Quotes About Success


18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein

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19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain

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21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius

We hope these quotes motivated you. Please share with someone you know who needs a little inspiration right now.

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