Entrepreneur Tim Ferris wrote a book called 4 Hour Work Week. This book inspired millions to see their careers differently, search for ways to start their own businesses, and escape the monotony of doing work that they did not love. In this book, Tim describes how at dinner parties he has a hard time answering the popular question “What do you do?”. This is because he has found ways to separate “What he does” from how he creates income. He creates income by running his businesses, but on any given day he could be DOING a number of activities that have nothing to do with creating income. Now, you may not be a multi-millionaire business owner yet, but you too can separate “What you do” from the means you use to create an income. We aren’t all going to land our dream job right out of college, and everyday is not going to be a walk in the park. But it is imperative that we learn to find happiness each day regardless of how we feel about our jobs. Here’s how:
Have you ever submitted your resume to a company online and felt like you were simply casting it into a black hole? Do you ever wonder if anyone is actually reading your application? There must be a better way to snag a job, right?
Well, the truth is that online applications are becoming more the norm these days. HR recruiting and travel budgets are decreasing. And forward-thinking companies and organizations are still interested in attracting talent from all corners of the globe. Online career websites allow companies to connect with candidates while minimizing their own costs.
Reading is a quick way to become well-informed on a variety of issues. In addition to this, avid readers enjoy a number of other benefits. Reading can cause you relax after a stressful day at the office, expand your understanding of the world around you, and even help your brain remain healthy and sharp. While you should definitely try to read a wide variety of topics, there are a few in particular that will benefit New Grads. Read below for a partial list:
As a young professional, you should identify a small number of leaders and authors who inspire you and whose success you would like to replicate. Find biographies and motivational books written by or about these individuals. Search for common themes and habits that you can incorporate into your own life. Do not restrict yourself to books. Use twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook to join groups where inspirational people share their personal and professional insights. One of the best ways to learn how to be successful is to find out where successful people share and join their communities.