You went to college. You probably did a pretty dang good job while you were there too. You had a good GPA. You had killer extracurriculars. You got an internship or two. Then, you got a job offer. You graduated. You (*potentially*) travelled the world for a bit (because #backpacking). And then you walked into your first job and realized, “what the heck am I doing with my life?!”
The millennial struggle: I got a “great” job, but I’m not saving the world. I go to work and sit in a cubicle (or maybe even a closet) with Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint decks and emails and meetings…and I don’t think I’m changing anything.
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Bear with me here, because for this post I’m going to take you on a little journey.
I moved to Dallas almost exactly two years ago today and started working at my current job shortly after that (seriously, where has the time gone?!). This week, I’ve been reflecting on all the people who made that happen and all the people who have made this city home. For those of you who don’t know, I sought a lot of wisdom from a lot of people (a few of them being mentors) in making the decision to move to Dallas. While it wasn’t far from home, the move didn’t really make sense at the time.
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Throughout the past two years at my job, I’ve been asked many times what made me choose to work there. We joke about it all the time at recruiting events, but the answer truly is “the people”. The people are the driving force behind the culture at a company – they maintain it or they can change it. But before we get into the details, let’s break down what corporate culture is.
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Ah, just the thing every millennial wants to hear about when they are on the job hunt. When I was going through recruiting with the Big 4 back in 2013, I asked every partner, “what does work/life balance mean for you and how does your firm help you achieve that balance?”
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If you’re reading this, you might be wondering why the heck I started blogging. A lot of my friends are probably still wondering the same thing (LOL). So let me give you the low down about how Viva Lydiva came to be…
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