Photography by Lauren Mazzotta
Being a millennial in the workplace isn’t the easiest thing in the world! Sometimes we can find ourselves being underestimated, OVERestimated or fall under the radar. Proving that you are a valuable employee is one thing, but what do you do if you find yourself at work feeling like you aren’t being challenged, utilized or recognized for your skill-set?
Do you dread going to work every day or find yourself losing patience, motivation or momentum? Well, you're not alone!
It's no secret that many millennials with college educations don't end up finding jobs in their field and that could contribute to a feeling of frustration, lack of focus and drive to go above and beyond in the workplace. However, even if you do have a job in your field or are working somewhere that you enjoy, you can still find yourself in a rut.
Job hunting is a beast, and if you’re a little rusty and haven’t updated your resumé in a while—or don’t have a solid resumé at all—it can also be extremely stressful and time consuming. Taking the time to thoroughly create or polish your resumé can give you the confidence and representation that you need to land a job interview. It will also show a potential employer that you mean business and are fully capable of taking on the position!
We wrote a post a few months ago about some resumé basics but now it’s time to get into the nitty gritty! Here are nine tips on how to make a killer resumé and get that job!
By Jessica Wright
We’ve all heard something similar from older friends and relatives: “If I had started saving when I was your age, I would be set.” But how often have you taken it seriously? Because let’s be real, that thick stack of paperwork HR handed you when you started your new full-time job was way too complicated to think about. And besides, you’re barely getting by, so why should you set aside some of your much-needed paycheck for something you won’t need for another 40 years?
by Taylor Downs
A year ago, I realized I was just going through the motions at my job. I was doing my work well, but I never felt appreciated or fulfilled in what I was doing.
At the time, I wasn’t able to leave that job, and I wasn’t sure that switching jobs to another in my career path was really going to help me feel fulfilled. I asked myself, do most marketers feel fulfilled by their work? Even if the answer was no, my student loan payments made sure that I wasn’t exactly in a place to start over with my career!
I had a choice to make: remain unsatisfied and unfulfilled with my day job and do nothing about it, or find work that did fulfill me outside of my 9-5.
Whether you love it or hate it, it’s that time of the year again—your work-related holiday party. While some people are lucky enough to enjoy their coworkers, work for companies that throw swanky shindigs, and/or know how to have a great time, there are some of us (ahem—me) who aren’t so keen or socially experienced at these sorts of things.
Standing desks are one of the newest hip and healthy workplace hacks and I’ll admit that when I first heard about them, it immediately resulted in an eye roll. After coming to terms with loads of studies citing that “sitting is the new smoking” and using a standing desk has health benefits like reducing risk of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease as well as improving posture, I figured it may be time to soften up a little.
So you’re considering taking on a freelance side project or venturing into self-employment?
Awesome! Freelancing allows you the ability to have a flexible schedule, work for a variety of clients, and pursue your passions. But with this freedom often comes an inherent lack of control.
As a freelancer, you’ll likely face many unexpected issues and learn as you go (such is life). My personal mission as a full-time freelancer (and person) is to focus on learning, improving everything that I can, and accepting the things I can’t control or plan for.
Below are a few tips to help you find success as a freelancer.
Landing an interview can go from exciting to nerve wracking real quick! Making sure that you feel, look and ARE the part, requires a little bit of work, so here are some tips on things you can do to make sure that you get dat job.
by Taylor Downs
We’ve all been there, feeling terrified about not finding a job and willing to take whatever’s thrown at us.
And speaking as someone with 70% of my paycheck paid to loans and bills every month, I totally get it. But a problem arises when we accept a position that is not ideal (or even livable) for us.
And accepting an unsuitable position doesn’t just stem from desperation — sometimes we’re so excited about one aspect of the job (the organization, the job description, future coworkers, benefits) that we turn a blind eye to the other signs trying to yell CAUTION at us in bold, flashing colors.