Wednesday, October 23, 2013

You can't just slack in your twenties

Your twenties are when you acquire soft job skills, such as showing up on time, dressing appropriately, and getting along with people. You need to be in some work situation to absorb these.

Your twenties are when you can live for less--you may not have a spouse or child--it's cheaper. You can even move to another town easier.

Your twenties are when you need money to go out and have fun! To get some living under your belt.

This takes money.

Your twenties are a pretty short time, actually, to see what you like--and are like. Do you prefer to work outdoors or in? You could try both.

Your twenties these days are when you get a certain respect for your technological abilities just because you are young and it's assumed you "know things." Make that work for you.

In entry level or lower level jobs, you learn how to tune into office politics, to get the lay of the land.

So my advice is get some kind of job even though the economy sucks. Go to this job every day. Take it seriously. Keep track of the people you meet. If they leave, see what's up at their new job.

You can't do this stuff my sitting at home, looking an Monster openings and sending off resumes.

This is a life hunt, not a job hunt! Make your mistakes early.

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