We All Have to Grow Up Sometime

By the time college is over, we have entered into our early 20s.  Some of us may continue on to further schooling, while others venture out into the real world. Seeking the “perfect” job becomes our number one priority, which then leads to us hopefully living our perfect lives. Twenty-five becomes that magic number. When we reach this number, everything should hopefully be set for our futures. Careers become our number one focus, and it is important to know as much as we can without making drastic mistakes. Here are the top 6 things to know by the time you are twenty-five:

6. Put in your two-weeks notice. 
After landing that first job, if you are not happy be sure to always give a two-weeks notice, no matter what the job is. A written resignation is the most professional way to exit a business.

5. Unplug. 
After you leave work, shutdown. Do not go home and continue to answer e-mails and phone calls. When at home, enjoy what you have worked so hard for. 

4. Delegate work.
Asking others who can help to lend a hand is not a poor reflection on you; asking for help shows you want the job done and to satisfactory standards. But remember it is your responsibility to get the job done. Managers like for their employees to recognize that they are not above any type of work. 

3. Ask for a raise. 
Never be afraid to ask for more money. After more than three years at a job, learn how to introduce the topic to those in higher power. 

2. Craft an appropriate connection. 
When sending messages over social media outlets, tailor messages to each person. People appreciate when you take the time to write thoughtful messages.

1. Take rejection with poise. 
Rejection is one of the hardest things to face in life, but remaining poise is imperative. It is better to leave a job on a high note than a sour one. 

Entering the real world can be one of the scariest parts of our lives, but by possessing these tips anyone can make it through the stressful time. Twenty-five is when our lives begin and we must go out and conquer the world before it conquers us. 

This guest blog was written by PRowl Public Relations staff member Alison Curran

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