Given that this week is focusing on loving your career as a Gen Y professional I figured I would create a list of cool stuff I’ve seen across the web. It’s been a long time since I’ve compiled a list like this and I know many of you benefit from them
If you haven’t already done so make sure to check the awesome Millenial Maverick Interview with Jana Schuberth where we discuss how to love work now. Also make sure to read about some awesome online networking tools that are sure to help you with your career.
Now, as for the other stuff…
How to Not Miss Life While Working – YouTern
This is super important – probably more important than any other article on here! This is a lesson I had to learn the hard way last year. If I’m not careful I kind of turn into a work-a-holic. I found myself making excuses like “I’m just too tired from working” or “I can’t have a lot of work to do” whenever cool stuff came up. Needless to say, although the fruits of my labor were showing, the only place that got me was sick and stressed. This year I’ve made it a point to take better care of myself and take steps to actually enjoy my life instead of spending it working.
Everybody Starts Somewhere – Life After College
This is also incredibly important to remember whether you’re working for yourself or someone else. Many of us are just starting our adventure in the professional world and are so ANXIOUS to already have it all figured out. Get over it. No one has it figured out at first and everybody starts in the same place: somewhere.
(P.S. Those of you who are subscribed to the email list received the Start Somewhere Challenge this week! If you’d like cool personal development challenges sent straight to your inbox make sure to join the email list!)
5 Skills That Will Drastically Improve Your Professional Street Cred – Brazen Careerist
Great article that discusses some skills you’ll need in this job market. The best part? I’m sure most of you already have some of these!
Do You Have Unrealistic Job Search Expectations? – Brazen Careerist
This is the latest post I wrote for Brazen Careerist which was inspired by all the young college grads I interview every week. It’s great to have big dreams, but make sure you know what kind of market you’re dealing with before you come off as unrealistic and unhireable.
Strategies for Job Hunting in Our Current Economy – Corn on the Job
A very valuable resource for any of you who are just beginning your first job search or looking to change jobs. Remember, it’s not mom and dad’s market anymore!
How to Find the Right Job for Your Personality – Classy Career Girl
Great article about finding a job that you will LOVE! Despite the current state of the economy, it’s still important to try to find a job you actually like. After all, who wants to spend 8 hours a day hating their job?
Hope these inspire you! Happy Friday!