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In a tough economy and as a recent graduate, you may be tempted to accept the first job offer you get — even if you sense it may be a bad fit.Although you may feel excited and lucky that you were offered a position, there are times when it is better to say no.
I recently spoke with Forbes to discuss my new book, Welcome to the Real World.When I graduated from college, I landed my first job as the assistant to a Hollywood agent; I was in for a rude awakening, and did not feel that my prior experiences fully prepared me for what entering the "real world" would be like.
Earlier today, I had a reader email me about a tricky situation she’s in at work.She currently has a job that she’s happy with but she’s yet to hit the one-year mark at work. She recently ran into an old boss of hers and he mentioned a position at his company being open. This COULD be her dream job. He wants to take her to dinner to discuss. What should she do?
When I landed my first job out of college, I had 15 internships under my belt and was sure that I was 100% prepared.However, I struggled through that first job, getting behind on emails and forgetting important tasks.
In my new book, Welcome to the Real World, I talk about the importance of waking up early and how I’ve changed my habits — and now feel so much more accomplished by doing so. If you are an entrepreneur, I highly suggest waking up a bit earlier than you are used to.
Our site coordinator, Rachel, sent me a note suggesting I write about the ways that I manage myself – as a CEO and entrepreneur.She said, “You are your own boss. How do you manage yourself?” I thought it was a great question. Here are the ways that I manage myself and make sure I get things done.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Kerpen, Likeable Local CEO and founder and former CEO of Likeable Media, and discuss my new book, Welcome to the Real World.We discussed that first, second, and even third job out of college, and how to turn that average job into your dream career.
Whether you are preparing to transition your internship into a full time job, interning full-time after college, or preparing to enter a new fall internship, it's important to always remember some basic ways to leave your internship like a boss.I am featured in this U.S. News article discussing 10 tips for leaving a lasting impression. While this article is primarily geared towards leaving your internship on a high note, they are qualities that you should maintain as you move throughout your career as well.
As an entrepreneur who is focused mainly in the internship and career field, I am always on the lookout for the latest career blogs and websites to keep me up to date.These sites give me inspiration that I can use for my own business, help me stay on track in the industry, and prove to be a great resource.
When I decided to write Welcome to the Real World, I wanted to create a resource that young college graduates could utilize upon entering the workforce — what many of us refer to as "the real world."When I landed my first job out of college, I didn't feel that I was prepared for the complete 180 that my life would go through, and remember thinking more often than not, nobody told me the real world was going to be like this.