Young women in their 20s receive a lot of mixed messages about how to get where they want to go professionally and personally. They are just starting their careers, full of energy and possibilities. Discover 31 tips on how to get on the path to a fulfilling and rewarding life.


  1. Realize that your 20s are going to fly by 
  2. Think about your career over a 5-year period
  3. Put pen to paper and write down your career goals
  4. Make career choices for you, not anyone else
  5. Find mentors
  6. Always take mentorship over money
  7. Present yourself in the best way possible
  8. Keep learning
  9. Invest in personal development and new skills
  10. Take advantage of company-paid training
  11. Learn to focus
  12. Have hobbies
  13. Embrace failure – learn from your mistakes
  14. Work harder and smarter
  15. Be nice to everyone
  16. Know when you need to quit
  17. Look for other jobs while you’re employed
  18. It’s ok if your first job sucks 
  19. Volunteer
  20. Don’t waste your time in a job you hate
  21. Find the courage to meet new people
  22. Network
  23. Don’t eat lunch alone
  24. Choose your friends wisely
  25. Prioritize your mental health
  26. Make sacrifices and take risks while you have freedom
  27. Travel the world
  28. Focus on your passions, not the money
  29. Be yourself, even when it seems like it might be easier to be someone else
  30. Don’t be afraid to give up the career path you thought you wanted for something new. It just might be the best decision you ever make.
  31. Read the book “Earn It!: Know Your Value and Grow Your Career, in Your 20s and Beyond” by Mika Brzezinski


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