I set a goal for myself to read at least 20 books this summer (June-August). That might sound like a lot (to some) but when I thought about how much free time I have each day, I realized that accomplishing that goal might be easier than I thought. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on my first read of the summer.
If you’re anywhere between 17 years old-late 20’s, you have to read this book! I received it as a gift for graduation (thank you, Nanny) and I haven’t been able to put it down. Earn It! covers everything career related – and below I’ve shared a few key takeaways from this book.
You are in charge of your future. When you come to the realization that nobody has control over how successful you are except for you, you become powerful.
Interviews are much easier than we make them out to be. You are highlighting the best parts of you, and you shouldn’t have to think twice about answering something about yourself.
The smallest job matters. If you’re an intern and they ask you to make a coffee run, do it. It may seem like busy-work, but it doesn’t go unnoticed. To you it might be a mindless task, but somewhere in that office building, someone is counting on their coffee. (Honestly, it’s so true!! A messed-up coffee order ruins my day)
When asking for a raise don’t list off how many years you’ve been working, where you’ve worked, or what other professionals in your position making. List off every single skill you have and why it’s worth more. List off everything the company would be missing if you were to go somewhere else. More often than not an employer goes into a meeting already willing to give you the raise. They just want to make sure that you know how to present yourself and show what you’re worth.
Thanks for reading! XO, Courtney