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
Millennials now make up one third of the total workforce. It will be increasingly important for managers to cater their management style to this young and talented group. While all employees want similar things, millennials tend to rank these five things higher than previous generations. 1. Millennials Want Flexible Work Arrangements What millennials want: Millennials want the ability to … [Read more...] about 5 Things Millennials Want at Work