Career Step-up: What You Can Do in Your Late 20s

Two Businesswomen Shaking Hands In Modern OfficeBeing in your late 20s can be challenging. At this point in your life, you ask yourself if you have everything under control. You start to think of your dreams back when you graduated college. You scold yourself for not having the savings you said you would.

It’s not too late to change your plans. Here are some ways to get the ball rolling:

Start your own business.

Millennials are venturing into entrepreneurship as early as in their teens, but being in your late 20s does not mean it’s too late for you. As long as you have a great idea for a business venture, you can look for small business loans from bank firms like to fund your dreams. It’s also a great idea to pool your resources with some friends who might want to invest in your business.

Get a promotion.

If you’re not sure about being your own boss, it’s time to work on getting a better salary and a better position. Ask for an evaluation of your performance from your manager and look for internal openings that you feel you qualify for. If there is none, you might want to discuss a new opportunity with your manager. The good thing about dynamic workplaces is there is always room for a new position.

Manage your own time.

Switching to a home-based job is a happy middle between managing your own time and having a job that pays well. There are plenty of freelance opportunities available for different fields, but you will have to choose the best prospects. Do make sure that the job is not more time consuming than what you would do in the office because then you’re only sacrificing more personal time for work. No amount of money will be enough to repay those moments you weren’t able to share with your family.

Before you turn 30, you want job security and financial independence. It is not too late to get started on that goal.