Best Pieces Of Career Advice For Millennials

Good career choices are extremely important early in your career because you can set yourself up for success later on. The following are things that all millennials should do to get ahead in their careers:

1) Don’t settle for a job you’re not passionate about.

2) Focus on making a big impact immediately.

3) Take risks early and often in your career.

4) Spend more time with people than with your laptop.

5) Sacrifice today to position yourself for tomorrow.

6) Travel as much as you can, while learning about cultures and languages.

7) Locate mentors who live your desired lifestyle.

For the dark, certainly, you are a pawn. For the Light, you are a free human being, free to make mistakes, to do wrong, even. You are free to choose, whether or not you believe it… It is the difference between commitment and slavery. Between working for what you hope for and believe in the depths of your heart, and what someone else forces you to do.
—  Alison Croggon, The Naming
Things You Do Not Need to Apologize For (Nursing, and otherwise)

1. Barely making the minimum passing grades, even though you study consistently.
2. Being a straight A student, and not needing to devote painstaking hours to achieve it.
3. Choosing to not discuss your grades, good or otherwise.
4. Being slow to comprehend a concept, because you’d rather take some time to mull it over.
5. Needing more time on exams, aside of the 2 hours assigned.
6. Finishing exams before anyone else.
7. Saying no to, or missing out on social activities, because you’d rather be alone, reading, studying, listening to music, or just prefer taking a solo drive.
8. Being exceptionally good at something, to the point where people question you, your abilities, and how you “got so good” at it.
9. Speaking up when you don’t understand something, or disagreeing/debating a point everyone else seems to agree with.
10. Taking years to achieve your dreams - who “decides” the deadline anyway?.