How To Say No At Work


If you’re reading this right now, you’re probably an overachiever. Hi! Nice to meet ya! You probably also burn yourself out too quickly because you tend to say yes to everything. Am I right? No shame in admitting it – join the club! So for those of you with a million things on your plate, my friend Dayton’s sharing some advice on how to say no at work while still being a total boss. Let us know what you think! Enjoy!

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My 2016 Year End Review


For the last few days everyone’s been bitching and complaining about how terrible 2016 has been, but I’ve gotta be honest with you peeps – 2016 was pretty awesome if you ask me.

Maybe it was a bad year for SOME people. Or maybe they’re just choosing to focus on the bad. But I think that if we all look hard enough, there’s gotta be something positive that came out of this past year.

Learning, growth, discovery…something.

Even if your year was full of nothing but epic failures, then dude- you had some serious learning experiences that will prove to be super valuable moving forward.

So here are some of the highlights of this past year- my 2016 year end review.

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5 Easy Ways To Spruce Up Your LinkedIn Profile


With the new year right around the corner, this is the PERFECT time to make sure your resume’s up to date and in order. Today my friend Tori’s sharing some really great tips that’ll help you with your LinkedIn profile because let’s face it – it’s just as important as a paper resume these days.

LinkedIn: the ultimate networking and career-building website out there. Serving as a digital portfolio, it’s the Resume 2.0. It allows you to showcase yourself as more than just a professional, but also a person you’d want to grab a drink with after work.

As a social media marketer, Linkedin is usually a perpetually-open tab on my Mac. In addition to growing the LinkedIn profile for the company I work for, I love sharing my own blog posts about entrepreneurship and marketing. After recently starting my own #sidehustle, LinkedIn became even more important for building a quality portfolio and connecting with those who need social media and marketing assistance.

Anyone can have a LinkedIn profile, especially in this day and age. All it takes is responding to that pesky invite email in your inbox. It’s exponentially harder to have one that accurately and energetically conveys what you’re all about, and can be used to build new relationships

Instead of spending hours perfecting your profile, it’s smarter to focus on a few key items that will really make an impact. As the new year approaches, it’s time to give your profile the spruce-up it needs…without a complete upheaval. These 5 easy updates will add to your profile’s content and direction: try them out on your holiday plane-ride home or while in line at Target returning those maroon towels your aunt got you.

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Explore A Career In The Fashion Industry

This post is sponsored. As always, all opinions are my own.

It took me six years in the corporate world to figure out what the heck I wanted to do with my life. Six whole years of trying different jobs and feeling defeated each and every time I found myself hating them. I’m happy to say though that I’m now a social media manager/copywriter at a kick-ass advertising agency, and I finally feel like I’m on the right career path. As far as your career is concerned, there’s really no better feeling.

I wish that I had tried different things when I first started college. I wish that I had gone after opportunities that allowed me to figure out what I was passionate about a lot sooner than I did. But in my early twenties, I had one goal in mind- to get my degree in Healthcare Administration and work at a fancy hospital. So much for that!

But anyway, I came across this new program that’s being offered by Parsons design school and Teen Vogue and I immediately knew that it was something I wanted to share on the blog. Because I figured that some of you out there must be interested in pursuing a career in fashion, and I think that this would be a great place to start.

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Career Talk Tuesday: Arrive On Time To Meetings & Pay Attention


The following is an excerpt from my new book, Corporate Survival Guide For Your Twenties.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my book, so make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already!

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How to Win at Salary Negotiations

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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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Why And How You Should Negotiate Job Offers


Hi guys! Hope you enjoy today’s guest post from my friend, Trisha! Let us know what you think!

Finding your dream job isn’t easy. For many of us it’s not even a feasible option. However, two traits that are absolutely essential to your job searching success are patience and persistence. It’s so easy to become discouraged when searching for a new job, especially if you are in a bind. Yet, the sense of accomplishment and security you can feel when you land a great job is priceless.

What’s more, landing a new job (even if it is not your forever job) entails a great deal of dedication to your new employer. Basically, if you’re going to be spending 40 plus hours a week doing said job, you should be respected as an employee and be compensated according to your expertise regardless of gender, race, or religion.

The fact of the matter is, the pay gap is real. Statistics show that men are being paid significantly more than women. Raising awareness about this issue is the only sure-fire way to end such inequality, but in the meantime negotiating your salary is one way to even the playing field for all those involved in the employment game.

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