How to Win at Salary Negotiations

salary negotiations

Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post from my friend Katie! Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

For years I had a hard time figuring out how much I should be paid—and then asking for it. Yes, I struggled with confidence issues and imposter syndrome, but I mainly just didn’t know how to calculate what I was worth, and then make my case.

In theory, compensation is based on “objective” factors like seniority, years of experience, and the responsibilities of the job at hand—but who’s to say how much any of those things are actually worth?

Nobody’s going to go out of their way to give you money. At the end of the day it’s up to you to make yourself attractive to an employer. Easier said than done, though, right?

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7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Workday

7 Ways To Have A Stress-Free Workday

It’s 6pm on Sunday and the anxiety’s starting to kick in.

You know, the “I have to work tomorrow” anxiety.

Isn’t it the freaking worst?

I mean, I’ve had an awesome weekend, but now the thought of having to go back to the office in the morning’s totally bumming me out.

So this week I’m gunna work on making my workdays stress-free.

LOL okay, fine. Maybe not 100% stress-free, but at least as stress-free as possible.

Here’s how you do it, in case you’d like to join me.

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How Fundraising and Volunteering Boost Your Resume and Mental Health

Fundraising and Volunteering

Hi guys! Enjoy this guest post from Holly! xoxoxox, Kayla

Can’t decide whether you should volunteer? When you offer to work for free — even for a charitable cause — it’s natural to have reservations. Aside from the lack of immediate monetary benefit, volunteering also requires you to donate time, energy and resources you may not have. Still, it’s worth considering.

Whether you’re still in college, or fresh out of it, being a volunteer can be rewarding. As you will see, the benefits of volunteering often more than make up for the “unpaid” aspect.

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Freebie: First 10 Pages of My New Book Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties

corporate survival guide for your twenties

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday!

Hope you’re all off to an awesome start this week!

So today, I’m super excited to update you guys on my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties!

Guys, it’s a legit book, and I finally got my copy in my hands a couple weeks ago and all I wanted to do was cry.

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Following Your Passion While Having A Day Job

Following Your Passion While Having A Day Job

Last week, the Chicago Tribune published an article called Millennials: Tips on How To Pursue Your Passion, and I was fortunate enough to have been able to contribute some of my ideas (oh, and my friend Paul from All Groan Up was also featured, yayyyy Paul!).

The author of that article, the extremely talented Andreaa Ciulac, reached out to me a couple weeks earlier, and I answered several questions over e-mail.

Since I had so much to say about this topic, I feel like it might be helpful to share with you guys my answers to all of Andreaa’s questions.

Because at the end of the day, I think most of us millennials are constantly facing that internal battle: follow your passions, or sell out and work at a crappy job for money.

But I think if we  change how we look at things a little bit, we’ll be a whole lot happier.

Here’s the interview:

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What to Look for When Relocating for a Job


Hi guys! Enjoy this guest post from Holly! xoxoxox, Kayla

Job-hunting isn’t all about the job. If you’re looking into relocating for an awesome work opportunity, you also have to take the area into consideration.

If you’re a music lover, you’re going to want a good local music scene and places for you to go see shows. If you’re an adventurer, you’re going to want to know how close you are to mountains and hiking trails. Take everything into consideration when you’re relocating!

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How To Handle Mess Ups At Work Like A Boss


I totally messed up at work the other day. Well, I messed up on one of my blogging gigs, which is still work for me.

When I work with clients on sponsored posts, I have deadlines and deliverables. Posts have to be published, and they usually have to be shared on social media, too.

So the other day, I got an e-mail asking me why I hadn’t submitted my post links.

Here’s what happened while I was reading that:

My heart sank, I got all sweaty, my heart started pounding, and I felt like a total loser because I forgot to write my post.

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