How To Work With Interns As An Entry-Level Employee

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To every college student out there, the words “entry level” may as well be the equivalent of “major leagues.” As a full-time worker, you get a bunch of things that would make your collegiate self squeal with joy: benefits, respect, responsibility, and most of all, a SALARY (*cue singing choir*). It’s so awesome, you may very well forget those dark days of being the unpaid intern whose desk was in a supply closet.

That is, until you have to work with the unpaid intern whose desk is in a supply closet.…

4 Ways To Get Motivated And Get Over The 9-To-5 Blues

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I try to pride myself on finding cool, odd, fascinating jobs in my pursuit of career happiness. But sometimes, no matter how awesome filming a music video sounds, it’s hard to get excited for work. It might be the coming of winter (the lack of sun clearly affects my caribeña ways). Or it could be just be the “first year in the workforce” blues. But one thing’s for sure: this is frustrating.
If I wanna continue my quest of taking over the world, I have to combat this feeling. If you feel the same way, and are finding it hard to make the best out of your current job, check out these tips on how to get motivated at work.…

Are You Taking Advantage Of These 5 Employer Benefits?

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A little while ago, my fellow SALT™ blogger Bridget wrote a great piece about considering total compensation when comparing job offers.

I’d like to take it a step further and talk about maximizing those benefits after you’ve started your job. After all, just because they offer the benefits doesn’t mean your employer will remind (or require) you to use them.

Here are five you’ll want to make sure you take advantage of.…

3 Tips To Succeed At Your Entry-Level Job

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After I graduated in January, I immediately started my first entry-level job. It was such a lightning-fast transition that it’s taken me nearly 6 months to reflect on the whole experience.

I’ve come to quite a few conclusions about the whole thing, not least of which is “what the hell were you thinking/why didn’t you just hibernate for what would’ve been your spring semester?”…

The Entry-Level Employee’s Guide To Business Travel

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When I ventured into the real world, I thought I had plenty of corporate experience from working in offices for a few years at internships.

I thought I had it down; a birthday cake here, a new computer system there. All part of working in an office.

But with my first “real” job, I’ve tumbled into something I’d never seen before: traveling for work.…

How To Job Hunt While Working Full Time

If your job makes you feel like this, it’s totally time to start looking for new opportunities.
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There will probably be at least a few times in your career when you’ll find yourself job hunting while you’re already employed. This is totally normal, and everyone should always keep an eye out for good opportunities. However, you can bet your current employer won’t be too happy if they find out that you’re job hunting. Follow these steps to keep your search effective and discreet.…