Here’s a mix of the most recent and most popular blog posts to get you started:
September 8, 2020
Professionalism 101: Getting the Job Done
Hired, Jobs, Professionalism 101
February 8, 2021
Professionalism 101: Why All Coworkers are NOT Your Friends
Colleagues, Coworkers, Friends
September 1, 2021
What to Wear Wednesday: Gray Monochrome
what to wear, wtww, workwear
May 13, 2021
Outside of the Office: The Problem with Perfectionism
outside of the office, transitioning
December 12, 2020
Outside of the Office: Why You Need to Sit Yo A$$ Down Sometimes
break, hiatus, rest
About the Blog
Hi there! My name is Olivia and I started The Young Black Professional in 2016 when I was in grad school as an outlet to discuss how I felt working in Corporate America. I realized pretty quickly that I was only one of a few Black women in the office and really wanted to see more Black people in general in the corporate world. Working not far outside of NYC, I didn’t really understand why there wasn’t at least a little more diversity.
I wanted to share the things that I learned coming from college, transitioning into the real adult world, and working in a corporate office as an accountant. No lie, I also had no idea where the heck people got their work clothes from. It’s not easy out here finding well-fitting business casual and business formal outfits when you have curves.
Although I wasn’t consistent in the beginning, this blog has come to be quite special to me. I hope it becomes something special for you too.
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Annnnnd we’re back with Savings 101! This video is about the basics of saving an emergency fund, the different types of savings accounts, and a few painful truths. After watching, go stack that money 💰. You got this!