You’re 20? Here’s the Career Advice Nobody’s Telling You

Today I’m featuring a must-read article by Forbes contributor Jason Nazar on career advice for 20-year-olds. If you’re parenting a child age 16 – 29, read this article and pick one or two topics to discuss with your child this week.

And if your child is age 18 – 29? Share this article with him or her now. Don’t wait.

In this article, Nazar covers:

Time is Not a Limitless Commodity

You’re Talented, But Talent is Overrated

We’re More Productive in the Morning

Social Media is Not a Career

Pick Up the Phone

Be the First In & Last to Leave ­

Don’t Wait to Be Told What to Do

Take Responsibility for Your Mistakes

You Should Be Getting Your Butt Kicked

A New Job a Year Isn’t a Good Thing ­­

People Matter More Than Perks

Map Effort to Your Professional Gain

Speak Up, Not Out

You HAVE to Build Your Technical Chops

Both the Size and Quality of Your Network Matter

You Need At Least 3 Professional Mentors

Pick an Idol & Act “As If”

Read More Books, Fewer Tweets/Texts

Spend 25% Less Than You Make

Your Reputation is Priceless, Don’t Damage It

Want even more substantial help than this?

Learn why I believe this Meg Jay book makes a fantastic gift for anyone ages 18 – 30.

If your child is failing college classes or dropping out of college, get encouragement and practical help from the helpful article I’ve written here.

There’s no part of parenting more important than setting your kid up for successful college and career life.

For clear, step-by-step help getting your kids through college debt-free, don’t rely on a loose collection of internet articles. You’ll miss hundreds of details that way. Instead, get your copy of my book:

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You can see the “Top 9 Questions Parents Are Asking Me About LAUNCH,” here.

Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1-3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it – especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

Do you have friends who are parenting kids ages 18-29? SHARE this post on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn right now.

What about you? What strategies have you found for helping the 20-somethings you care about to succeed at work and at life? Comment below or LIKE Jeannie Burlowski Author on Facebook, find this post on that page, and let’s talk about it there.

Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full time author, academic strategist, and speaker. Her writing and speaking help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, NerdWallet, and US News and World Report.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.

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