Career Talk Tuesday: Share Your Drunken Weekend Stories With Your Friends, Not Your Coworkers

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

Over the next 10 weeks or so, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my new book. Make sure to check out the previous weeks if you haven’t already:

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How To Save Money As A Not So Rich Millennial

This post was sponsored by Chime as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.


You want to know what my most popular post is? It’s this one… How To Be Rich In Your Twenties.

And it’s funny because it seems that everyone is always looking for some kind of secret on how to do that.

But it’s not a huge secret, it’s common sense. You either make a heck of a lot of money, or you save as much as you possibly can.

That’s it. It’s simple. In theory, at least.

I know that I don’t make a ton of money. I’m 26 years old and  just took a $10k paycut to follow my dreams, so I know I’m not going to get rich simply by going to work every day.

But if there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s saving money.

And in the long run, it’s going to pay off big time.

So here are a few things I recommend…

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4 Tips For Millennial Investors


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

Millennials don’t invest that much.

Well, at least not that often. Millennials ignore the stock market to the extent that there are numerous articles online about why they don’t invest. Usually it’s a combination of factors: unstable income, too much debt, not enough understanding of how trading works, etc.

Really, it all makes perfect sense! You don’t need to hear for the 4,000th time that millennials are having a hard time finding jobs and are graduating with crippling college (or even graduate school) debt. Why would people in our generation put what money we do have into investments, particularly when we’ve lived through devastating market crashes that had our parents staying up at night grinding their teeth into powder?

Well, I can’t completely answer those questions. It’s hard to blame a member of the millennial generation for avoiding, or even distrusting, the stock market. That said, it’s a fundamental truth that investment can grow your finances over time, and most financial experts would advise looking into it. So for those who may be interested, I wanted to post a few beginner investor tips specifically for this generation.

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Resume Strategies That Will Help You Get Hired


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

When it comes to applying for jobs, your resume is the thing you rely on the most as it’s the first thing that the hiring manager will see. If your resume’s weak, you won’t even reach the interview stage, so here are a few tips to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Include Keywords In Your Resume

Before your resume will even reach the hiring manager, there’s a high chance that the company that you are applying for is using an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). For this reason, it’s a good idea to keyword optimize your resume.

Where do you find the right keywords to use? Read the job description to understand what the company is looking for exactly. Particularly pay attention to the duties and required experience and include keywords from those sections. Make sure that you meet at least 50% of the criteria. If you don’t, then maybe this position isn’t the best fit for you, unless they’re looking to train new candidates.

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Why I’m Taking A Pay Cut And Changing Careers

why I'm taking a pay cut and changing careers

Well, the title speaks for itself, huh?!

But if you need me to spell it out for you, YES, this girl right here just got a new full-time job and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about it!

I’ll be sharing more details about it in the near future, but for now, here’s what you need to know:

I’m taking a $10,000 paycut to pursue my passion.

Does that sound super corny?

Ugh, whatever. If it does, I don’t care.

Because the thing is, I was dying a slow death at my current job.

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Career Talk Tuesday: The Importance of Dressing Accordingly – Week #2

dressing accordingly

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

Over the next 10 weeks, I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite pieces of advice from my new book. Make sure to check out last week’s if you haven’t already:

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How to Make Millennial Stereotypes Work For You

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s GUEST POST from my friend Dayton!

The negative stereotypes against Millennials aren’t about to go away.  We’re lazy, inept at face-to-face communication, and entitled.  Sure, previous generations had it hard, but they grew up in an entirely different era, one in which there were different sets of social pressures and economic climate.  They didn’t have to ask questions like, “How am I supposed to gain experience for an entry-level job?”, “Should I pay my student loans or save for retirement?”, or “How do I design my resume so an actual human being will look at it?”  But you’ll never get older generations to relent on their views; they obviously had it harder than we did, and we’re all just useless Millennials.

Unfortunately, those older generations are often in charge of hiring.  And while it’s tempting to delay employment until these stereotypes are worn down, the rising costs of graduate degrees have prompted many Millennials to flood the job market now.  So you can try and convince hiring managers that you’re not the “typical” millennial, but that could take more time than a standard interview.  Instead, you should turn a negative into a positive by tweaking perceptions and making  these not-so-stellar stereotypes work for you. Here’s how.

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