This Is How to Find Work You Love

“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” -Jim Rohn  You’d be hard pressed to go very long before coming across someone who wonders whether the work they’re doing is truly fulfilling. Whether it truly makes them happy. And yet, there isn’t much advice out there for those of…


8 Freelance Jobs for the Modern Muslim Girl

Freelancing can help any person of any age find a creative and interesting job they will enjoy. Since there are numerous job options on the freelance market, you can easily search for what suits your skills and interests the most. In case you haven’t pinpointed your passions and you’re still figuring out what your dream…


10 Tips to Stay Healthy as a Working Women

Many women today are taking on amazing jobs and doing rewarding work (claps).  In fact, women make up about half of the labor force in the United States so the idea of being a working women is far from being unheard of. That being said, however, working women have to juggle a balancing act between…


A Non-Muslim’s Guide to Ramadan in the Workplace

Sharing knowledge and increasing awareness about Islamic practices that we as Muslims follow with non-Muslim colleagues help increase inclusion for Muslims at work and in society. Being inclusive takes more work than being just a diverse workplace. Being inclusive means welcoming people from diverse backgrounds to bring their whole selves to work, without diminishing who…


Dress for Success

Whether you’ve been called to an interview, or finally fulfilled your quest for employment, chances are you’re going to need to know how to dress. As with anything to do with the workforce, there are no hard and fast rules regarding the dress code. In fact, the best advice would be to take a look…


The Business Handshake

The Professional Muslim Girl series was inspired by our Editor-in-Chief’s request for an article addressing the business handshake, and how to deal with it if you are discomfited by the idea of shaking hands with your male boss or coworkers. I was excited about the article from the get-go; the problem of getting out of…


The Interview

THE INTERVIEW The interview is the final hurdle standing in between you and your job. Whether it is in-person, over the phone, or via video chat, the interview may be the first time you are speaking directly to a person who decides whether or not to employ you. Interviews are often the toughest parts of…


What If I Can’t Find a Job?

THE JOB SEARCH You’ve got your resume, and you know how to write a cover letter. What’s next, you ask? Well, the simple answer would be: mail out your documents and hope for an interview. However, finding a job can often be the biggest obstacle on the path to employment. What do you do if…


Writing the Cover Letter

THE COVER LETTER A pristine cover letter is the second step to impressing a prospective employer. Well, technically, it’s the first; while the cover letter serves to introduce you and your resume to a recruiting agent, it should never be written before your resume is ready to go. Your cover letter may give employers a…


Polishing Your Resume

As the new year unfolds, many of us are hitting the job market, enthusiastically (and not-so-enthusiastically) on the lookout for a first job, a career switch, or a fresh start. This series is intended to help you, as a Muslim woman, prepare for every step and stone on the path to a job or internship….