Happy Friday! Ready to talk a little bit about work before you hit the weekend?
As a creative writing graduate, I’m no stranger to the wide-eyed looks of pity when I share that I actively chose a major that wasn’t necessarily known for job security. When I was looking for a job, the response usually came one of two ways:
Why? Seriously, whyyyy?
Do what you love.
I responded more positively to the latter of the two, unsurprisingly. But regardless, I was surprised at how often I was met with the the duo of extremes – excessive pessimism or excessive optimism. Where was the middle ground? But after a bit of experience on the hunt (and plenty of mistakes) I realized that it was important to take both reactions into account. As it always seems to do, the importance of striking a balance made itself evident. And to create that solid, balanced foundation meant hunkering down and sorting out what I truly wanted out of the whole pursuit: What did I want to do? Why did I want to do it? And most importantly – how was I going to get there? Questions like those led me to pursue with a purpose and to truly appreciate the magnitude of a job hunt on your personal and financial circumstances.
Your career is a huge factor in your financial plan, and not only that – it takes up a large portion of your time! Whether you’re on the job hunt, sittin’ secure, or just looking towards a future switch, it’s important to stay connected with your passion and your plan.
So this week, we rounded up some awesome articles to help you get those career questions churning - enjoy!
Money Mistakes Young Professionals Should Avoid – Brokepedia
Hacking out a career is full of trial and error. Here are a few ways to save yourself from spending time (and energy) on some common mistakes!
How To Negotiate Your Salary – Lifehacker
One of the best ways to maintain career (and financial) momentum is to know your worth – and ask for it. Some excellent tips for getting the raise you know you’ve earned.
4 Networking Tools Every Young Professional Should Know About – Ask The Young Professional
When it comes to snagging the perfect job, I wholeheartedly agree with utilizing as many resources as you can! Here are 4 great tools to help you get started.
4 Job Search Rules To Break – 20s Finance
4 more tips – this time, rules to boot as you continue your job search. Great advice!
How To Write a Flawless Resume - Good.Co
First impressions matter… starting with your resume! Here’s how to clean up the document that could lead to that first step through a new career door!
Success and Failure: What Are We Afraid Of? – Prairie Eco Thrifty
An inspiring guest post by Stefanie of The Broke and Beautiful Life which asks the important question – without risks, how can we really appreciate and pursue success?
When Your Dream Job Disappoints, How To Find Plan B – The Wall Street Journal
Is there such a thing as a dream job? An interesting read that looks at what to do if the job you were born to do doesn’t pan out the way you thought.
Before we go, a big thanks to those mentioning ReadyForZero…
… and be sure to check out our guest post this week!
10 Things Every Millennial Should Do To Get Rid of Student Loan Debt – Common Sense Millennial
What’s the best career advice you’ve ever received?
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