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:
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.
Millennials are having a hard time with management these days.
We’re upsetting a lot of people, and our bosses don’t know what to do with us.
But it shouldn’t be so hard.
We just wanna go to work, do a good job, and have bosses that understand and respect us.
That’s it. Is that asking for too much? I don’t think so.
So what makes an awesome boss?
Here are a few things, for starters…
Graduation is an incredibly exciting time for new grads…
A time full of hope, ambition, and a moment in our lives where we feel like anything and everything is possible.
I was there not too long ago, so I remember feeling like my life was about to start. I remember the dreams I had and all the things I wanted to accomplish, and I also remember thinking that I had learned everything I needed to know in order to be a freaking rockstar at life.
LOL yea, I was wrong.
A million failures later, here I am writing this, and let me tell you, I wish I had been A LOT more prepared for the real world.
So here are some of my favorite books that I’ve read since graduating that I think every graduate needs in their life.
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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Hands down, this has been the boldest year of my life. I got married, moved into a new house, and in June, my first book will be available!
That’s right! This little millennial blogger over here was bold enough to go after her dream of writing a book, and in a couple months, I get to see it come to life.
I couldn’t be happier about it.
So today, I’m giving you a behind the scenes look into my bold life as a blogger (and now author).