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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How to Make Millennial Stereotypes Work For You

millennial stereotypes

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

awesome boss

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

money or happiness

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

books for graduates

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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Overcoming Stress and Anxiety In Your Twenties

Overcoming Stress and Anxiety

Hey guys! Enjoy today’s guest post from Mila! xoxox, Kayla

 I think often we let life get in the way of taking care of ourselves. With school, school debt, work, or lack of work, we have so many stressors in our lives. You can read just about anywhere that our generation might be the most and anxious and stressed out generation yet, and if I look at just my own experience, I would say that’s pretty accurate.

I’ve always struggled with anxiety and depression, and as an “adult,” I have been in a pretty constant state of stress. When I was in college, I regularly stressed myself out to the point of illness; one year in particular, I managed to get 10 long lasting colds in a single year. When I worked abroad in Japan in 2015, I managed to stress myself to the point that I was losing hair. That was not cool, and was extremely scary (which, needless to say, didn’t help my stress at all).

I wish I could say that this is just me and that I’m just a crazy person, but looking at others in this generation that is not the case. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read someone’s status update as something along the lines of “sick again, gonna go die in bed now,” or “just having a mental breakdown, don’t mind me.”

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10 Adulting Moments Most Of Us Will Experience In Our Twenties

Adulting Moments

My girlfriends and I have been talking a lot lately and we’ve come to the conclusion that being an adult is NOT fun.

Okay, fine, SOMETIMES it’s fun. But most of the time, our lives are full of all this adult stuff that no one told us we were going to have to do!

I grew up DYING to be an adult. All I wanted to do was grow up, get a job, and make money. Now all I want to do is curl up under the covers in my bed and hide from all my adult responsibilities.

Go away, adult stuff! Not today!!

But eventually, we do have to do grown-up things, so here are 10 adulting moments most of us will experience in our twenties.

Good luck!

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