My Job Isn’t My Passion, And I’m Okay With That

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By Becky Houdesheldt

If someone had asked me 15 years ago where I thought my professional life would be at 32, I would not have said: 10 years into a company that my dad worked for my whole life. Yet, here I am. Well, I’ll have 10 years in April, as long as I remain employed.

I work in a field that touches on merchant processing. Yawn, right? Except if you think about it, every day millions of people interact with some of the products and applications we host, own or use. I had no concept of what merchant processing was, or just how big the company was that I was getting into, when I took this job at 22. I can type quite fast, which was really the key selling point to the guy who hired me. I have held four positions at this company and each one has been a slight variation of the last. My current job has a lot of depth to it that I have not had to acquire in my previous jobs, which allows for a more focused goal path. Continue reading

5 Myths About Millennials That Are Too Ridiculous For Words

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By Isabel F. William

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

10 Tips To Nail Your Next Job Interview

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By Becky Houdesheldt

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

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Experiencing Imposter Syndrome

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By Julie Winsel

I started a new job three months ago. Everything about it was new to me: the industry, the responsibilities, and the goals of the position. In those three months, I have been trained, I have been active and successful in my job, and I have royally screwed up.

The screw ups are what trip me up every time. I immediately get flashbacks to my old job where I felt like I was stumbling and overwhelmed, like a failure. They create an immediate and powerful mental block where I feel like it would be best if I just snuck out and never came back. Continue reading

7 Things You Learn When You Work From Home

By De Elizabeth

I have been working from home for almost six months now, and it’s safe to say that there are some things that I expected, others that I did not, and everywhere in between. Prior to spending every day in my home office, I spent every day in a classroom – and that’s a pretty big difference. When you go from being a student to being a teacher, your entire life revolves around an academic schedule: September to June, Monday to Friday, holidays, spring break, bells and structure. I have lived nearly all of my life on that schedule, so it’s probably not surprising that taking the leap to a “WFH” life is nothing short of a culture shock.

Now, as a full-time writer and editor, I make my own schedule. I no longer have bells that tell me to move on to the next thing, or a specific time that I have to go eat lunch. It’s good and bad and every shade of grey in the middle. Six months in, and I’ve learned a lot. Here are some of the takeaways so far. Continue reading

Mean (Boss)Girls: 4 Bad Habits That Are Good For Your Hustle

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By Eliza David

When it comes to your career, are you putting your best foot forward? Well, stop wasting your time! Your bad boss behavior might be more helpful than you think.

To err is human, allegedly, so there will be times in your professional life where you let your not-so-nice side get the better of you.  Well, your resident GirlBoss Guru is here to tell you that your bad habits – when executed from a different perspective – can prove to be some of your most useful tools in business. Continue reading

5 Ways To Balance Your Work and Personal Life – And Stay Sane

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By Kenon lamont Thompson

We all know the sensation of not having enough hours in the day. As cliché as it may sound, to those with jam packed schedules, the thought of 24 hours not being enough time in one day is actually a harsh reality. No matter if your schedule is consistently the same or a sporadic chaos that you just so happen to tame gracefully, utilizing every second to the best of your ability can seem more like a chore than a natural way of living. Continue reading

Three Strategies For Turning Off Your Workaholic Alter-Ego

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By Christine McLean

Having a goal-oriented mindset is both a blessing and a curse. Goals keep you centered and focused. They give you a purpose in life. A life without purpose leaves people sailing through the wind, trusting the wind to guide them on the right path. Truly ambitious individuals, however, have to work their asses off to achieve their goals. If they aren’t careful, their lives become consumed by work. As Rihanna’s new hit song (that very few people understand) says, “Work, work, work!” Continue reading

15 Emails All 30-Somethings Would Love To Find In Their Inbox

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By Jillian Stacia

We’ve all been there. It’s 2 PM on a Wednesday, and we’re up to our eyeballs in emails. Between work, family engagements, personal upkeep and that little thing we like to call a social life, our inbox has reached maximum capacity. And usually it’s not good news. Another bill due. Another doctor’s appointment to confirm. Another work assignment. Blah. Blah. Blah. Continue reading