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2019 - The Year to Rock Your Career

I’ve wanted to start a business blog for a while now - probably at least a year. I’m not sure what was holding me back before, but I’m glad that these past few months have rekindled my passion for sharing knowledge and I’ve been introduced to so many amazing men and women who inspire me to pay it forward and push the limits of my talent.

So, following in the footsteps of so many industry influencers, I’ve decided to share one of my own personal tools to be used by other aspiring corporate hustles out there. It is rooted in SMART goal setting, quarterly tasks and overall mindfulness and reflection. The planner is 40 pages, minimalist and printer friendly.

Sound like something that could help guide your 2019?



This planner is a special tool that I’ve developed for my own goal planning that I’m passing on to you! It is minimal, simple to use and effective for anyone who is serious about conquering their career goals.

The pages are unnumbered and can be printed and filled out as many times as you need. It’s not uncommon for goals to shift monthly (or even weekly!) so I encourage you to keep these planner sheets in a binder, so you can rearrange and adjust as necessary.

What’s included:

  • 2018-2019 Self Reflection Exercise

  • SMART GOALS worksheet (x2, but print as many as you need!)

  • 12 Monthly Goals Sheets w/ Calendar

  • Quarterly Check In Sheet (x4)

  • 2019 Memories Sheet (2 Page Spread)

  • Inspirational quotes to keep you motivated.

  • Notes and brainstorming areas for when inspiration strikes!


How to Write a Resume When You Have No Experience

Did you just graduate? Starting a new career? Looking for your first internship or gig? The task can seem daunting or downright impossible when entry level jobs are requesting 3 years experience. Your resume won’t get you the job - but it will get you the interview, which is your first step in the right direction.

Today, I’ve outlined 3 major hurtles (and 1 bonus tip) that new grads face when looking for their first professional job and how to design your resume to wow recruiters and get your big break!

You Have No Professional Experience

Alright, so maybe your only paid job ever was at McDonald’s or the GAP. When you’re applying to your first professional job, that experience might seem irrelevant or even embarrassing. BUT - (trust me) you learned so much at your part-time jobs and many of those skills are transferable to any workplace These jobs create leadership qualities, time-management skills, customer service experience, organizational skills and many more.

Did you complete an internship or work-study program? Add that to your resume and highlight your accomplishments outside the classroom!

Did you do any volunteering? Candidates stand out when they showcase their volunteering efforts, because it shows that you care about your community and worthy causes.

You Have Gaps on your Resume

You might have some gaps on your resume from being in college, university or taking time off for family or personal matters. A lot of people have gaps on their resume and unfortunately, sometimes this can make you look flaky to potential employers.

If you have gaps due to schooling, make sure you showcase your education and any special projects that you completed. Did you take time off from work to study abroad? Did you take a semester off to focus on finance? All of these gaps are easily explainable to a potential employer - just remember that you don’t have to disclose anything personal to a recruiter (especially family, health or legal matters) unless you want to!

You Have a Boring Resume

In order to make your resume more impressive, consider avoiding standard templates. For new grads, I recommend a 1 page, functional resume. A functional resume is (well, functional) because it showcases your accomplishments, skills and education before your work history. If you do have some experience, consider a chronological resume or a combination of the two. Resumes should be unique to you while also following industry standards. A resume for a entry-level banking job would look very different from an established social media marketer, but what matters most is that your resume is clear, free of errors and honest.



What if You Don’t know anyone in your industry?

Network! Network! Network! (Yes, I heard you groan.)

The internet has made it so easy to get to know almost anyone - including influencers in your industry or profession. You can attend in person networking events. If you’re feeling shy, follow them on social media or LinkedIn. Engage in your industry and make yourself known.

Many colleges and universities have student clubs and organizations that hold events. Get to know your professors. Meet people around campus and make connections - you never know where your first job will come from.

If you’re feeling nervous about messaging someone on LinkedIn, why not start with me? I’d love to get to know my readers!


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