If you work in an office setting or if a future job opportunity will require you to work in an office setting, chances are that you'll have to set an out of office email reply during your career. Spending time outside the office and having a good work-life balance is so important. Disconnecting from your workplace and taking a few days to yourself to relax can help you come back to the office feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your next big project. Just because you step away from the office for a few days doesn't mean that the world will stop and the company you work for will be put on hold. Business will continue as usual and you'll be responsible for catching up on any work that you missed while you were away.Read More
One of the coolest things about being an adult is being able to work in a field you're passionate about and earn a living doing what you excel in or what you enjoy. When I'm not blogging, I'm working full-time at my day job. I'm lucky to have a job that I love and to work with people that inspire me and motivate me. I've learned a lot after working in my industry for five years and I know that I still have a lot to learn. I'm excited to see where my career takes me and I can't wait to continue growing and developing my skill set.
Since I'm used to being in an office setting, I've learned how to make the most of each week and ensure that I stay organized and on top of everything on my plate. Writing things down and recharging by taking small breaks throughout the day definitely helps me to stay focused. I challenge you to try these seven things this week at work and see if they make a difference in your productiveness and the overall way you feel.Read More
Raise your hand if you love to travel! You obviously can’t see my hand, but it’s reaching toward the ceiling. I’ve shared on my blog time and time again that traveling is one of my favorite things to do. Travel is truly the only thing you can buy that makes you richer. There are so many things out there to do and experience.
Every year I make a list of the places that I want to travel to and then I search far and wide on the internet to determine if there are any deals for the destinations that I have in mind. If I find a decent deal, I’m definitely not opposed to booking it and turning my travel dreams into a reality.Read More
I've been working full time for five years (which is so crazy to think about) and over the course of that time I've been lucky enough to work with some pretty incredible people. Being able to work closely with other individuals is so fun, challenging and rewarding. Since everyone is different, you have to learn how to adapt of the working styles of others. Some people may be more quiet, shy and reserved in an office environment (I'd say that's me 80% of the time - I like to sit back, observe, think about the task at hand and then offer my opinion after I've had time to come up with the best solution) while others are more loud, outgoing and outspoken in work settings.Read More
One of the most important parts of working in a professional setting is being punctual. Being on time and arriving to the office, meetings, or other work obligations is important no matter who you are or how long you’ve been part of the workforce.
Just the other week my alarm clock went off signaling that it was time to wake up and get ready for another workday. I sleepily pulled back my covers, got out of bed and walked into the bathroom to shower. After turning the faucet, I noticed that water wasn’t coming out. I stood there, scratched my head and wondered what was going on. I then remembered that there was a water main break in the area surrounding my house that happened the night before. Sometime during the night, the water supply for my entire town was shut off.Read More
Calling all college students! Polish up your resumes and practice your interview skills because internship season is right around the corner. I know what you're thinking: "uhm, I just started fall semester a few weeks ago! I'll think about internships later." Sure, you can always apply for internships during the spring semester, but many big companies with robust internship programs start accepting applications as early as the fall.
So, if you'll be applying for a summer internship for 2018, the internship programs below might catch your eye. Bookmark this post and refer back to it as you plan out which companies you want to apply to.Read More
They say that when one door closes, another one opens. When it comes to your career, you might close the door yourself in pursuit of a new opportunity. Job hunting is quite the process and the feeling of accepting a job offer for a new position can be bittersweet. On one hand it’s exciting to move on to a new role and begin a new chapter of your life, but on the other hand leaving behind coworkers and a role that you’ve become accustomed to is sad and a bit scary.Read More
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.Read More