5 Things To Do Each Weekend To Prepare For The Work Week Ahead

5 Things To Do Each Weekend To Prepare For The Work Week Ahead

Ah, weekends! They're the best, aren't they? Sometimes they go by in the blink of an eye and Monday completely sneaks up on you. If you're not prepared, you might feel like a chicken running around with it's head cut off trying to get everything in order so you're ready to tackle the next five work days.

With a little bit of planning, you'll be able to ease your work week jitters and feel ready to take on anything the next week throws your way. I've complied a list of five easy things you can do each weekend to feel ready to rock each day at your 9-5. Check it out below: 

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How to Set Up a Job Shadow Opportunity

How to Set Up a Job Shadow Opportunity

Whether you’re a high school student, college student or someone who is interested in exploring new career opportunities, job shadowing is something you should consider. Job shadowing is beneficial because it allows you to get an overview of a position and a deeper look at the day-to-day functions of a job or position without having the commitment of being employed. It's a great way to get your feet wet and determine if a field interests you. 

Some high schools have programs set up where students can job shadow people in the community or do an internship for class credit.

From what I’ve seen, job shadowing is most popular among college students. If you’re in college, my advice is to set up a few job shadow opportunities in fields that you’re interested in before declaring your major. Like I mentioned earlier, this will give you a chance to get your feet wet and explore a few career options before signing paperwork related to your college major. If you aren't able to job shadow before declaring your major or if you feel that you’ve made up your mind on the field that you’d like to go into, you can always try to set up a few job shadow opportunities directly related to your line of study.

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6 Things to Bring With You to a Career Fair

6 Things to Bring With You to a Career Fair

Whether you're in still in college or you've already graduated, attending career fairs can be so beneficial. They provide an opportunity to network with recruiters from a variety of companies and they give you a chance to practice your interviewing skills. When you attend a career fair, you'll want to dress professionally and have all of your career-related materials with you and ready to hand out. 

If you're planning on going to a career fair in the future, I put together a list of six things you should bring with you so you can be fully prepared!

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5 Things You Probably Shouldn't Say As An Intern

5 Things You Probably Shouldn't Say As An Intern

While I was an undergraduate, I had three different internships before transitioning into a full-time position. If you read my post last week, you know that shared all the details on How I Went From Intern to Employee in 8 Days. Now that I've been a part of the workforce for four years, I've had the opportunity to work with interns and serve as a mentor. 

*Disclaimer: These are all real things that I or coworkers of mine have heard out of the mouth of real interns. I realize that these were all said in specific situations and I'm not attributing these statements to all working young adults/interns. Also, please note that the GIFs in this post are for comedic purposes. I'm really not this dramatic in real life. 

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4 Tips To Help You Write Engaging Content

4 Tips To Help You Write Engaging Content

I have always had a knack for writing. Back in middle school and high school I excelled in my English classes and I never had a problem writing essays or long papers in college. Math and science are not my thing and I never cared for those subjects as much as I care about English. 

Knowing that I liked writing so much, I decided to major in journalism in college. After getting my degree, I landed a job at an advertising, marketing and digital communications agency. While I worked at this job, I wrote a lot of different content. Press releases, social media copy, emails, newsletters - you name it! 

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17 Work From Home Jobs For Millennials

17 Work From Home Jobs For Millennials

Okay, millennials, when you think about your dream job, what does it entail? Do you see yourself wearing expensive dress attire and working on the top floor of a high-rise building downtown? Do you see yourself completing your daily responsibilities in a laid back office environment? Or, do you see yourself rolling out of bed in the morning, firing up your laptop and working in your pajamas? I know, I know, not all people who work remotely stay in their PJ's every day, but indulge me a little. 

Working remotely has become increasingly popular over the last few years. This is in part due to advancements and innovations in technology. Employees are able to connect with each other using email, instant messaging, texting, video conferencing and more. 

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Get a Crash Course in Adulting with Help from Century 21 Real Estate

Get a Crash Course in Adulting with Help from Century 21 Real Estate

As a young 20-something, I'll be the first to admit that this adulting stuff can be difficult. I can't tell you how many times I've called my parents in the middle of a grocery store or after opening a bill in the mail to ask for help or guidance. Growing up in school we're taught about things like the Pythagorean theorem or the periodic table of elements (both of which I have never used in my daily adult life).

Where are the lessons on the things that really matter like how to balance a checkbook or do your laundry without making the colors run together? What are you supposed to do when your office dress code is "business casual" but you don't even know what that means? And personal finance? Where do you even begin with that? A 401k sounds like a busy expressway in a major U.S. city, not a retirement necessity.  

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How I Went From Intern to Employee in 8 Days

How I Went From Intern to Employee in 8 Days

The end of your senior year of college is a strange time. You'll have your degree that you've worked your butt off for in a few weeks but before you get it, you're tasked with finding out what to do after graduation. Lots of students run into this dilemma year after year. The way I see it, there are a few options: 

  1. You can browse around and look for full-time positions that you think you're qualified for even though you'll repeatedly ask yourself: "how am I supposed to get an entry-level job if 1-2 years of experience are required?!"
  2. You can apply for an internship and hope that it turns into a full-time gig
  3. You can move back in with your parents and continue to seek out job opportunities, some of which will have nothing to do with your college degree
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