10 Ways to Make the Most of Your 20s Professionally

TIME

This article originally appeared on Levo.com.

We’ve been called pre­adults, emerging adults, millennials, the lost decade. We’re told our 20s are the “defining decade,” that 80 percent of life’s most significant events take place by age 35, women still only make between .66 to .91 cents to every man’s $1, and only hold 4.8% of Fortune 500 CEO positions. To change that, we should Lean In, ask for the raise, but not be afraid to start at the bottom. Maybe while we’re at it, we should choose a husband while we’re still in college.

In reality, young women receive a lot of mixed messages about how to get where we want to go professionally and personally. We’ve seen lists on “20 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make” go viral and helped make it happen. One thing is clear: we’re searching for answers.

A few years ago I moved to…

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