Archives of Career

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...

It’s ok to pave your own road.

Despite how hectic my life has become, I've noticed my choices have led me to drift apart from those who I was once close with. I scroll through countless posts on my phone and see many of them embarking on new and exciting journeys together, wondering whether I'm falling behind and should be keeping pace with their lives.

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 […]

Stop the comparison. Your career is what you make it.

Whether you’ve compared yourself to your ex’s new partner, or that person at the gym with a bangin’ bod, we are all guilty of it… Comparing ourselves to others and subsequently getting down about our own level of success in comparison to theirs. And can you really blame us? Our whole lives we have been […]

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 […]

Finding an internship while you’re studying.

Hey there genYOUers! My name is Irina, and currently I’m Bright’s events assistant. I’m completing a dual degree of Business and Media and Communications. My goal? Ideally, to have everything together while owning my own PR company. But hey, we all know life goes in the craziest directions, so who the hell knows where I’ll […]

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 […]

Avoid self-sabotage during an internship or volunteer position.

At generationYOU, we constantly encourage you to apply and take on volunteer and internship positions as these are the best way to meet new people, build your skills and gain tangible experience whilst you are still studying. I’ll say it again now … they truly give you the best opportunity to be a stronger graduate, […]