While some might consider us to be lazy, irresponsible, and entitled, millennials have proven to be ambitious and determined when it comes to our work ethic. We have embraced new lifestyles and views on careers that greatly differ from those at the age of baby boomers or Generation X. Millennials fit into the changing world perfectly, and it seems that more and more jobs are tailored to our needs and expectations. Yet, some people still remain blinded by the common misconceptions about us. Ahead, check out five ridiculous myths that need to be debunked, stat. Continue reading
I’ve been with the same company for 9 and ½ years and am on my 4th position. In that time I’ve applied for lots of positions within the company, not to mention the myriad of positions I submitted for prior to my career here. I’ve nailed some job interviews and I’ve bombed twice as many. I’ve learned that there are definite things you should and should not do. Learn from my many mistakes.
Present your best physical self. Don’t go in tired, or hungover. Don’t go in looking like you rolled out of bed, especially if that is exactly what happened. Take a shower. Style that hair. Wear deodorant and brush your teeth. This sounds like basic information, but trust me. It warrants being said, and it’s first for a reason. First impressions are a real thing. Continue reading
We’re not supposed to quit.
If you’re a millennial woman in pursuit of a challenging, fulfilling career, you’re simply not supposed to quit your job without another offer lined up. No matter how tired, stressed and frustrated your job makes you, the golden rule is: “Stick with it. It’ll be worth it in the end”. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
Today marks the beginning of my last week at the job that I’ve had for the past year, in the career that I’ve held for the past six years. I have five more days until the thing I’ve been doing as a “side hustle” becomes my full-time job. I can type those words a zillion times, reread them a zillion more, and yet I still have a hard time believing it’s real. Continue reading
“I notice you’re having trouble calling yourself a writer. Why do you think that is?”
It was 3:15 in the afternoon, and I was having introductory coffee with an assigned mentor from a local networking group. This was our first meeting and I had barely finished my skinny iced vanilla latte before she caught onto my biggest insecurity.
I struggle to call myself a writer. Continue reading
By De Elizabeth
As a freelance writer, I understand the importance of networking. I can’t tell you the amount of conversations I’ve had where I’ve been asked, “How did you get your current gigs?” And I can’t tell you the amount of surprised reactions when I shrug and say, “Twitter.” Continue reading
The asking starts early. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And at 5 years old, our answers are plentiful. A country music singer, a doctor, and an Olympic gymnast, perhaps all at once or alternating daily. Continue reading