How to Work For Your Favourite Rapper – Hopsey

Highly recommend checking out this incredible journey of Negele Hospedales (aka Hopsey) and how he got to work for his favourite rapper at the age of 22. Click below to read about the job application that went viral, his first day on the job, and what it was like being on tour. “The first day of work […]

Simon Sinek on Millennials in the Workplace

Check out this clip from Simon Sinek on “Millennials in the Workplace”. Simon touches on the struggles millennials face due to their upbringing and the battle of dealing with workplace stresses. He focuses on how technology, social media addiction, and growing up with participation awards have affected an entire generation of the working population. Highly […]

Five Benefits to Having a Side Hustle — Miss Abby Promotion

We all know that, on average, the more someone works, the more money they will have in their bank account. Many people try to pick up a second job or additional hours at work to be able to accomplish this. Some turn to joining a direct sales company. That’s what I did when I became […] […]

Millennials and the Side Hustle — McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith

Many Americans are taking on second jobs, or “side hustles.” Some do it for extra spending money, some for retirement, some simply to pay the bills. But no one side hustles more than millennials. A whopping 44% of those between the ages of 25 and 34 have taken on a second job, in addition […] via […]

Understanding Why I love Film — Millennial Muse

All article credits go to the Millennial Muse. Check out the original article at Understanding Why I love Film. Ever since I was a kid, sitting in my bunk bed surrounded by all my teddies and toys, I have loved sitting there in the dark and watching the same VHS tapes on my little TV. I […]

What to do when you have no Idea what you want to do — Musing of an Unamused

Not all experiences moving into adulthood and the working world are the same. Musing of an Unamused leads us through their perspective of What to do when you have no idea what you want to do. All article credits go to the blog Musing of an Unamused. The original post can be found here: What to do when you have […]

The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking — Rachel Kellogg

All article credits go to Rachel Kellogg click here to read the original post: The Power of Entrepreneurial Thinking — cats coffee cardigans. Few endeavours inspire me more than entrepreneurship. The idea of jumping off the safe road to start something meaningful, useful, and real just sounds so cool. As we move through the 21st century, […]

Profile: Kevin O’Finn

Name: Kevin O’Finn Position: CEO Company: HEADPHONES+ Fun fact about yourself: I enjoy kayaking on the weekends and love to travel. What drove you to get where you are? I was told by people that I wouldn’t be able to create something, that I would be unsuccessful. Their doubt only drove me to work harder. […]

Five Tips for Writing an Effective Press Release

Five Whys

All article credits go to the Nouveau Professional click here to read the full post: Five tips for writing an effective press release (for students and emerging professionals). — the nouveau professional. SUMMARY: Read The Nouveau Professionals 5 tips for writing an effective press release. Keep your lead short and compelling… Avoid hype… Remember the inverted […]

Office Gift Giving Guide

Holiday season can always be a little tricky, especially in the office. Trying to figure out how who you should buy for, how much you should spend, or what to get can be difficult to navigate. Each office is different but here is good starting point for any young professional. Remember to take everything within […]

Profile: Scott Asai

Name: Scott Asai Position: Owner Company: Growing Forward Academy Fun fact about yourself: Disneyland addict. My family aims to go weekly. Last year we went 49 times! Why have you chosen to do what you do: I worked at a test prep company for about a year managing 30 full-time tutors remotely. Being new to […]

Profile: Helena Gandra

Name: Helena Gandra Position: European Solidarity Corps – Communications and Advocacy trainee. Recently created my own fashion label. Company: European Volunteer Centre, Brussels, Belgium Fun fact about myself: I am totally crazy about football. Always good to break Stereotypes! Today I want to talk to you about why I think risk and curiosity are the key elements […]

Winter Office Wears

The Jacket The most useful jacket in a women’s wardrobe, is a beautifully fitted leather jacket. Pair it with a cute turtle neck, leather leggings, a little bootie and toss your best hand bag on and you’ve got yourself an edgy but chic winter office look. (Leather Jacket: Vero Moda, Blue Turtle Neck: Eileen Fisher, […]

2018 Travel Trends

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Looking to book your 2018 trips? Look no further! Marta has got the latest 2018 travel trends covered. Click below to read more: Here is what to expect in 2018 as per the latest Virtuoso Lux Report and other industry experts. Plenty of food for thought for fellow hoteliers to turn trends into packages. Skip […]

10 Tips for Surviving a Quarter-life Crisis

Remember the Golden Era? Yeah, you know which one I am talking about… the ‘Television Era’. Pre-2007, before Netflix began streaming. Remember how easy it was to decide what to watch? No? Let me take you back for a second: you are home alone, the remote clasped tightly in your hand, instinctively protecting it from […]

Never Too Much, Always Enough

Thank you to Hannah Wiser for letting us re-share her story. Follow Hannah as she over comes obstacles and finds confidence in the corporate world. Read the full version by clicking here! One of the hardest parts about being a young professional in the world of 8-5 corporate life is finding your own identity, and […]

The 5 Whys

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Ever find yourself facing the same problems and don’t know why? Or faced with a problem you can’t figure out a solution to? Those who are familiar with kaizen (continuous improvement) will have heard of this problem solving technique before. With more companies adopting this kaizen methodology here is a simple tool you can start […]

Stop Sorting: Why Email Folders Have Got to Go!

I am always slightly envious when I see a near-empty desktop with folders left-justified and aligned. Or when I catch, out of the corner of my eye, an outlook with an empty inbox (does this even happen?). I personally have tried to organize my desktop and inbox on several occasions, but the habit never stuck. […]

About The Briefcase

The Briefcase’s mission is to share the experiences, work, and lifestyles of young professionals across the world. To succeed and grow, one must be willing to learn. Our hope if to fill this Briefcase with invaluable knowledge and experiences from the young professional community so you have that knowledge where ever you go. To accomplish […]

Opinion: Networking

Oftentimes as young professionals we connect with more experienced folks in our industry hoping to leverage their skills and expertise. We want a mentor. We want their insights on the work we are doing. Or we just want to further connect within our industry’s network. Now all of those things great, and will help you develop […]