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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Why I’m Taking A Pay Cut And Changing Careers

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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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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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How To Be An Awesome Boss As Told By A Millennial

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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…

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The Age Old Question- Money Or Happiness

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Hope you guys enjoy today’s guest post! Let us know what you think!

I’m very sensitive when it comes to my dreams. My dreams usually come and go and after a few minutes of waking up, I don’t think about them anymore. Yet there are always a few that are exceptions. Those are the ones I pay closer attention to. Those are the strong ones that like to swirl in my head for days at a time where even a short 5-minute car ride has me thinking about them. Those are the ones where I feel like the universe is trying to talk to me.

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7 Must-Have Books For Graduates

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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.

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