4 Everyday Habits to Build in Your 20s to Help Your Career

by | May 6, 2019

Your 20s are often a time of change as you grow into adulthood, but there are some things you can do now that will stay with you for the rest of your life (and career).

One such habit, is brought to you from the tiny friend who went viral back in March for his skills – read on to find out what it is!

1. Keep on top of your inbox

Okay so when you first start work (particularly if you’re in an office) you’ll soon discover the drudgery that is replying to emails. And organising emails. And staying up-to-date with emails. Basically, your days become a lot more email-centric and there’s not much you’ll be able to do about it.

One thing you can do however, is start getting into the habit of organising your inbox now. Folders, tabs, automatic filing – this beautiful world of organised chaos could all be yours with a bit of practice. There’s a great Twitter thread with tips on how to do just this that you should definitely check out. Plus, come back this Friday 10 May as we’ve got a great post on this very topic!

2. Stay on top of your super

Your super may seem like a strange, convoluted, adult thing to be thinking about but surprise – you’re an adult now and you need to think about it!

Jump onto the ATO website and you can uncover any super you have left over from previous jobs in forgotten funds. And check out this blog post from back in the day that’s chock-a-block full of helpful super advice.

3. Finished a task? Tidy up

Now on to the main event: MOUSE FRIEND! Like the little buddy below, it’s a great idea to get into the habit of tidying up your work station as soon as you finish a mess-causing task.

Even if it’s just taking your plates to the kitchen after dinner, getting into the habit of tidying up after yourself not only ensure that you learn to keep a clean work space but also encourages you to be more organised and keep track of where everything is.

4. Say hi to people

If there’s one thing that can really help you – both in life and your career – is building your confidence to the point where you can easily say hi to people and strike up a conversation.

Whether it’s waiting outside of a lecture theater and asking someone how they’re enjoying the subject, or chatting with a colleague at a networking event, having the interpersonal skills to start a conversation will help you stand out in people’s minds as someone friendly, confident, and interested in those around them.

 

Featured image courtesy of Unsplash

By Mia Casey

By Mia Casey

Copywriter

Mia is a Sydney-based copywriter and content creator, who has run the UTS Careers Blog since its conception in 2016.
 
She has experience writing both long and short-form content, as well as across social media, website copy, EDMs, newsletters, and ad hoc marketing content.
 
Her freelance work focuses on branding development and helping companies create a cohesive identity narrative tailored for each of their platforms.
 
She enjoys piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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