9 Career Resources Every 20 Somethings Can Benefit From
posted on November 13, 2018 | by Michele Lando
Your twenties are hard, and we’re often bombarded with the feeling that we need to have everything figured out. But the truth is that most of us have no idea what we’re doing and are living by the motto “fake it ‘til you make it.” The good thing is that there are tons of resources out there to help you navigate this weird time in your life. Here’s a list of my favorite career resources every 20 something can benefit from.
Wabi Sabi Podcast with Candice Kumai is literally called “the perfectly imperfect podcast”. Wabi Sabi is a Japanese celebration of imperfection, and this podcast as a great reminder that perfection isn’t necessary. Candice takes a great and relatable approach to life. She also shares a lot of her ups and downs which is super refreshing!
The Baily Hancock Show helps people figure out how to make big career moves with small steps. Baily is a good friend of mine and a great resource for everyone in their twenties and beyond. On this podcast, you’ll listed to interviews with amazing people who provide insight into building a career that’s perfect for you, how they navigated a sometimes less than ideal career path, and what they wish they would have known when they were starting out. You’ll even get to hear me on one of the earlier episodes!
How I Built This is one of my favorite podcasts ever. Guy Raz interviews everyone from the founder of Power Rangers to Bobbi Brown, to the creator of Instagram about their story, how they got started, and what they learned. This podcast is not only inspirational, but really fun and motivating to learn the background stories that you probably don’t know about some of the largest companies and moguls of our society.
Write Styles is my website where I share all sorts of resources about career development, office style, and healthy recipes that you can make during the work week. I developed Write Styles to help people present the best version of themselves, both on paper and in person, so I’ve cultivated a website full of resources to help you do just that!
Career Contessa is a great resource to help you gain insight on your perfect career path, office politics, and everything else associated with career development. This career focused site was built for women to help you search for a job, change careers, and advance in your current position.
Glassdoor is a great resource that can help guide your job search and figure out office or company specific information. The blog has great insight, but what is particularly useful about Glassdoor are the company ratings. This is where employees provide anonymous feedback on what the company culture is like, salaries, etc. This can help provide insight on what a company is like behind closed doors, which can make a big impact on your job search.
Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 535 Easy(ish) Steps is a quick and easy read that will give you insight and tips for navigating adulthood with hysterical and completely relatable anecdotes. One of my favorite quotes from the book is, “A pet is not a living safety blanket. It is a small being with hopes, dreams, and a frequent, ongoing need to poop.” (Just in case you want a pet but have not considered what a big commitment it is.)
The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter – And How to Make the Most of Them Now is a great book that provides tools and resources to make this time in your life impactful and successful. It’s definitely not a light read like Adulting, but I thought it provided some great insight and provoked a lot of thought on how your decisions now impact your life as a whole.
Your Twenties: No one ever teaches you how to grow up, you know? This book is a great book that is a balance of humor and information. It’s a perfect in-between point of Adulting and The Defining Decade. Jessica Smith Shares her story, how she got to where she is now, and shares useful tips on how to navigate a career that makes you most happy.
What’s helped you most this decade?