The Unconventional Traveler

Career

Reasons (aside from being unqualified) you aren’t getting job interviews

We apply to so many jobs and don’t always hear back from every employer. If you’re a recent college graduate, your first thought might be that you’re not qualified enough. Sometimes (if you’re a recent college graduate, most often) that is the case. But here’s what I wish I knew back then: There are so many other reasons you aren’t hearing back from jobs you apply for. Maybe you already knew this. And there’s a chance that people told me this back when I was first applying  ...

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Career

How to Set Yourself up for Success at Your New Job

So you’ve decided to quit your job and you’ve found a new job. Or maybe this is your first job. Either way, congratulations! This blog post is about how you can set yourself up for success for the first day at your new job. Before the first day at your new job, set expectations for  ...

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Adulting, Wellness

Why I Decided to Stop Drinking Alcohol

This is a question I get often by people entering my life and people I haven’t caught up with since college. The circumstances where I am asked this question are interesting. It’s very similar to the, “Hey, how are you doing? Good. And you? Good” situation. You know…if you’re having a bad  ...

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Career

4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Job

The first job I got out of college was a HORRIBLE experience. I quit after 2 weeks and it took me months to find my next job. During those months, I couldn’t help but wonder if I had been too hasty in leaving. So I researched when to leave a job. This blog post consists of the questions  ...

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Wellness

5 Books that Keep Me Motivated

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information. The feeling of motivation is fleeting. You can have a great conversation with a mentor and walk away ready to take on the world. You make plans and take action. But as time goes on the feeling dissipates.  ...

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