acree-graham

Since graduating from Emory in 2008, I’ve paid the bills with everything from lattes and babysitting to marketing and social media. I now work in Atlanta as a freelance copywriter. I like cities, literature, radio and design. I still make a damn fine cup of coffee and I’m a pretty good dancer. Twitter: @acreegraham

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How To Stand Up for Yourself at Work

As young professionals, we need to reach for challenges and take risks while developing the confidence to demand fair compensation.

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Resting Will Make You Better At Your Job

It’s a workplace standard to prove importance with exhaustion. In reality, however, the best employees are efficient, healthy and able to balance work with life, and science has confirmed it.

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9 Tips for a More Productive Workday

It’s good to stay focused, but mental health is the most important. Try to abide by these simple tips to get through your day with as little stress as possible, and more productivity than you thought you were capable of.

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A Generation Confronts Failure

A major challenge facing Millennials when transitioning from college to professional life is coping with the lack of systematic affirmation. When the careful structure of positive reinforcement on which we were raised is stripped away, how do we avoid becoming crippled by a fear of failure?

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5 Ways to Prepare for Career Life in College

Good grades will not land you the job you want, but brainstorming what you are passionate about and figuring out how to pursue it will. Beyond writing thank-you notes and buying interview clothes, I’ve discovered a few things that will help you find a career, not just a job. This is what I wish someone had told me to do when I was in school.

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Why we talk the way we do: Women in the Workplace

Women have been saying for years that they feel they can’t be themselves in the workplace. But that’s a 1960s attitude, right? Apparently not. Women still feel self-conscious about how they communicate in the office, even with other females. Our mothers fought for equality and we’re the product of decades of feminist rhetoric come full circle. So why are we still unable to communicate?

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Why I Quit My Job in the Midst of Global Financial Chaos

Our parents told us we could do whatever we wanted. But the financial collapse coincided with the emergence of the most educated applicant pool in history and we were forced to find any job we could. With a 14 percent unemployment rate and a generally dismal outlook, we realized our dreams might be out of reach. But we still don’t take those cubicle jobs that people would give limbs for. Because we ask, why shouldn’t work be fun?