• The Young Pros Guide to a Successful First Year on the Job

    By | February 4, 2016

    Most of us spend our entire college careers prepping for the big moment after graduation: nailing down our first job. Whether you’ve had your eye on your dream company for the past four years, or you’re scrambling against the clock to find a position, nothing is quite as rewarding as receiving that acceptance email.

    But, the stress and nervousness doesn’t stop there. I had many questions before I came in my first day (and the first few months):

    • Was I really prepared for this?
    • Would I fit in with my coworkers?
    • Would I find success?

    I recently completed my first year at my very first full-time job, and I’ve felt a multitude of emotions from nervous, to excited, to proud and everything in between throughout my time. Now that I’ve had time to reflect on and review my progress, I’ve realized I learned more in the last 365 days than four years of college combined.

    Read on for five lessons that I learned during my first year in agency life, and how you can apply each to succeed in your career.

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  • 5 Ways to Immediately Improve Your Time Management

    By | August 19, 2015

    How much time a day do you waste? That’s a tricky question. Most of us would like to answer “none,” especially when it comes to work-related time.

    But, that isn’t the case for most. In fact, 61% of survey respondents admitted to wasting 30 minutes to an hour of time everyday on non-work related activities. In that same survey, a number of respondents even admitted to wasting at least half of an eight-hour workday.

    Can we be blamed for wasted time in our digital world, where social media, news articles and other distractions are just a click away? Yes; we must be held accountable for our time management skills.

    Read on for five ways you can improve yours.

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  • 6 Dos and Don’ts of Managing Up

    By | July 2, 2015

    The average employed person spends 8.7 hours a day on work-related activities. With nearly 40% of your day at work, you’re surrounded by co-workers more than anyone else. You should enjoy being around them, right?

    But, as a young professional, it can be confusing and hard to figure out what sort of relationship you should hold with your co-workers, especially your superiors.

    Getting to an efficient relationship with your managers takes work, patience and managing up. The idea of managing up is a “method of career development that’s based on consciously working for the mutual benefit of yourself and your boss.”

    Read on to learn the six dos and don’ts of managing up to gain a competent, successful relationship with your managers, without crossing any boundaries.

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