In 2018, sustainability and green living is becoming more important and more prominent in all of our lives- I think that we can all agree that we need to do what we can to help this planet of ours. I find that a lot of tips and advice is geared to going green at home on a personal level, but there is far less out there on what you can do to be more green at the office. This is a handy guide on what you can do as an individual to go green and sustainable at work!
I think that any of us who have worked in any sort of job have had a panicked moment where we overheard a very personal conversation of a coworker or a boss, accidentally hit “Reply All” instead of “Reply”, or have even avoided attending conferences and events because we aren’t sure how to interact with people. Etiquette is not only for your personal life, but also for your professional life! In fact, I would argue that it probably has more of an impact on your professional life. Today I’m sharing a few tips to tackle those tough situations at work!
For most millenials, we are in the first 1-8 years of our career. The job market is rapidly changing and the ways that we train, find, and keep jobs are forever evolving. I will be the first to admit that it can easily become overwhelming and feel like a mountain that you have to climb while blindfolded. However, this is your life and your career, and you do have control over where it goes. I work in a large, public university- there is a lot of opportunity, but people can get lost in the shuffle pretty easily. Professional networking is an important step in managing your career and it is a manageable skill when you break it down! This post is a how to guide on how to approach networking, and help you get started…
Snapshot Saturday, the day where you get to see the things that I see! I like to share the little things because that is what makes us who we are and what makes the world go around. I’m also guessing (and hoping) that you are reading this blog because you have at least a tiny bit of interest in what I’m up, and want to share what you’re up to, too. Today is a little bit of good and a little bit of less good…
Life after university (college if you are one of my lovely American readers) is an impossible and confusing maze to navigate, as the Baby Boomers (BB) and Gen X-ers faced an entirely different world. Way back when, when tenacity, a willingness to work, and common sense were enough to get you a job (a diploma or a degree was helpful but not necessary). Now, a Bachelor’s degree is essentially the new high school diploma but a Masters’ degree leads to over-education, and it leads to ridiculous competition for the few jobs available due to BB working later and later in life. Despite a proliferation of blogs and social media, we really only see the “success” stories- the bloggers that somehow make $400,000/year and the Instagrammers pulling in $3,000+ per post. Today’s post is a realistic look at what post-graduate life looks like for the average millenial (aka, moi). Continue reading
I’ve decided that I’m going to start taking part in the Weekend Coffee Share, a post to let you know what is going on with me without necessarily writing a full post on everything. A chance to get to know the blogger behind the words, if you will. Someone suggested it to me in a bullet journal group that I’m in and after reading a few of the posts, I think it’s a wonderful idea. I think for the first little while, my Weekend Coffee Share’s will be on Fridays! Continue reading
We all have stress. It comes in different forms, it affects all of us in different ways, but it makes all of our lives harder. Working at a university means that the end of August through to the end of September is pretty awful, work-wise. Thousands of students who all want things done immediately mean that I will be non-stop from start to finish of every day. Relaxation at work seems to be a bit of an oxymoron, but I have a plan to stay relaxed and motivated throughout the stress! Continue reading
As a working twenty-something, I have learned a few things about the working world. I am by no means an expert, but a little bit goes a long way in the professional world. Most people spend 8 hours a day with the same colleagues (save for vacation and sick days), so your relationships with them will play a role in your career.
As promised a week ago, here is the follow-up post on adulting! This week we have clothing, work, and friends. Without further adieu, adulting! Continue reading
In my earlier Secret Santa post, I covered how my office takes Secret Santa fairly seriously. We have a detailed list of information to fill out to help our Santa out. Welllllll, I got Kermit* (name changed to protect identity but preserve his love of Muppets), who decided to put beer/wine/moonshine, and cookies/sandwiches/burgers. However, not cats, because Kermit has asthma and it would give him an asthma attack. Hmmmmmm, what to do, what to do, what to do. Continue reading