From Rookie to Rockstar: 7 Ways to Stand Out At Work

Employees in the Customer Care Center in a recently renovated part of their building. Employees at energy information firm IHS in Englewood, give their perspective and outlook on their jobs and careers on Friday, Mar. 16, 2012. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post

Congrats, you’ve landed your first job! You may be filled with excitement and dread, normal feelings as your embark on your journey into the professional world. The first days, weeks, and even months can be a challenge. TheElizabethian can give you tips that will help ease your transition into your new job. Don’t be afraid […]

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How My Little Brother Outshined Me


There is nothing quite like growing up to be overshadowed by a younger sibling. For all of you older siblings out there, remember the days when your younger brother or sister looked up to you and thought you were a superhero? Remember when you could still easily pin them down and smash them in tickle […]

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Guide on Difficult Conversations for Those Who Abhor Confrontation


The awkwardness of initiating a potentially uncomfortable conversation can be really…well… uncomfortable. However, it’s important for you to put your tough pants on and have these conversations. In the past, I avoided having these talks, hoping that the situation would resolve itself. Everything was fine! Until it wasn’t. Avoiding these talks can let a situation fester […]

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6 Tips From a Learned Single Lady

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I have recently ended my time as a restaurant worker. This is not to say that I would never consider returning to the food industry, as they have been very kind to me, and you get to meet a lot of interesting people. However, the time has come to move along. This 8+ month stint […]

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6 Tips On Becoming A Successful Writer


I started my writing career after “knocking on the doors” of about 40 different newspapers, including countless phone calls, emails and in-person visits. I got hired as a full-time reporter with no publications to my name and only a few months of experience doing editorial and advertising grunt work at a small print publication. Why did I get […]

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The No BS Guide to Cover Letters

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Cover letters: the scourge of the job application process. Writing them can be tedious, frustrating and mind-numbing. Struggling to condense your experience and trying to convince employers to hire you in a short amount of space starts to become overwhelming—especially when applying for multiple jobs. Not to mention–it can feel weird trying to sell yourself. It’s […]

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9 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Stuck

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At times, it feels like I’m failing at life and suck at adulthood. After graduation, there were milestones and expectations I wanted to meet, but I entered the real world wide-eyed and blinking at the harsh reality that I was a tiny speck among many, many other graduates who were as just as hungry, enthused, […]

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Adulting: D-I-Y Career Plan


In the early days of post-grad life, I researched extensively on ways to make myself the most employable, desirable candidate. I landed on the blogs of career experts who encouraged me to sign up for the webinars promising me surefire ways to land the job of my dreams. Hooked, I would click to find out […]

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14 New Year Goals for New Grads

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Congratulations graduates, you did it! Gone are the days of cramming sessions, finals’ week breakdowns, and overcaffeination! Pat yourself on the back and hang that framed degree on your wall! Your exciting new life is about to begin. This is a time of great change and confusion for many people who are entering the new world, […]

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13 Awesome Things To Do During Your Gap Year


Graduation is fast approaching! Six months ago, I was a graduate fretting over what my next step would be. I knew that I wanted to take some time off before going to grad school, but I wasn’t certain about what to do during my break from academia. That time was filled with anxiety, as I was […]

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