Series: The 5 Things No One Tells You About Work That Are Critical to Success. I’ve been out of college five years now and in that time I have increased my income by 600%. I went from my lowest low of making $9/hr at 22 to breaking 6 figures at 25. This quick income acceleration happened because I learned a few important lessons early on in my career. These are things that no one tells you but they are so … [Read more...] about Working In Your Passion is Overrated
This is the first part of a multi-post series: The 5 Things No One Tells You About Work That Are Critical to Success. I’ve been out of college five years now and in that time I have increased my income by 600%. I went from my lowest low of making $9/hr at 22 to breaking 6 figures at 25 and now more than double that at 27. This quick income acceleration happened because I learned a few important lessons early on … [Read more...] about The 5% Rule and How It Can Get You Ahead at Work
This post discusses another difficult women in the workplace topic but hopefully it sparks good discussion and doesn't offend. Yesterday I had my first 1x1 with my new boss and she gave me a tip that I know all too well - don't offer to pickup food for the team. As I left the meeting, I was thinking about how interesting it was that we both independently came to the same conclusion. As a woman in business, … [Read more...] about Ladies, Don’t Order The Sandwiches!
5 years ago my credit card declined when I was at a bar trying to buy a $5 rum and coke. I had just graduated college and was living in my parent's basement. Here is how I went from my lowest low to making $200,000 a year. The Moment I Knew I Hit Rock Bottom I didn't have a job lined up upon graduation despite my best efforts the last few months of senior year to land everything and anything. (Tip - … [Read more...] about Millennials – How to Get Your Life Together and Make Money
As I ruminate over the possibility of accepting an offer from a great company and moving to the West Coat, I can't help but stress over the potential life change that would come with a move of that magnitude. I have a great life now. Friendly coworkers, a beautiful home, relaxed lifestyle, and most importantly a supportive fiancé. My fiancé and I have had many conversations about the move and we're still not … [Read more...] about Balancing Two Careers As The Female Breadwinner
Did you ever hear the phrase dress for the job you want and not the job you have? Well I believe it wholeheartedly. I believe dressing older was one of the reasons I received my first management position at 24 years old. I work in IT and IT departments are known for their casual dress. Everyday in my office is casual Friday. My coworkers and my boss wear jeans but I don't. Why I Don't Wear Jeans to Work I want … [Read more...] about How to Make Yourself Look Older