Archives of Be Your Best Self

Embrace the chaos.

If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...

How to avoid the struggle, when nothing is compulsory…

*buzz, buzz* – It’s that brutally early alarm reminding you that you have a lecture this morning. “It’s not compulsory” you think, as you justify snoozing it for the third time, convincing yourself that you will watch it online later… but come on, let’s not lie to ourselves. As you would already know – once […]

The real impression is made during the role.

So you’ve taken in all of our #NoFilter advice and you’ve landed yourself an epic internship, volunteer position or job role. Yas! Kudos to you! We’re stoked to have been part of your journey. But is there maybe one tiny detail that you have forgotten? The hard work isn’t over yet. In fact, I might argue that […]

Criticism does not mean you suck.

As a boss one of the things I actually hate most is having to give someone feedback on their work. Well let me explain. When their work is awesome … it’s great … I get to big them up and make them feel like a giant. But when things aren’t up to scratch, no matter […]

When sh*t hits the fan, keep your cool.

At genYOU HQ, we’re getting ready to enter the busier end of our 2019 … we also know that you’ve just come back from what was probably an epic – and well-deserved  – uni break! So what better time to chat to you about all things #timemanagement? Most of the time, you can’t fight the […]

Want to be a strong team player? Harness your soft skills.

Let’s focus on two important soft skills: Emotional Intelligence and Communication. Boy oh boy are these two a dream combo to have! But they’re the skills that tend to get pushed to the side; ignored; overlooked; laughed at. Who would REALLY need to ‘learn’ about those skills … because when push comes to shove, you […]

Our own expectations hit the hardest.

As you move along through the start of your career journey, I bet you have an ‘ideal’ picture of what the next few years look like, right? Whether that’s maintaining a certain GPA; passing all of your subjects; landing an internship; managing a side hustle; working on your networking skills, being on the executive team […]

A #NoFilter chat on success.

A lot of you will know that a huge part of generationYOU is our events (hopefully you’ve attended one or two)! It means that the generationYOU Team get to meet a lot of you face-to-face (yes the #genYOU team really do exist in real life hehe). What I’m constantly astounded by is how humble most […]

Making 2019 the year of YOU.

Happy New Year to you! Although I am acutely aware that it is already February 1st as I write this ... I wanted to kick off our 2019 Career Hacks articles with a focus on the year ahead.