18 Career & Life Lessons We Learned From ‘Emily In Paris’
If you haven't yet watched Netflix's new rom-com series, we highly recommend that you do so - trust us, you'll love it. Emily in Paris, tells the story of Emily Cooper, a twenty-year-old marketing...

If you haven't yet watched Netflix's new rom-com series, we highly recommend that you do so - trust us, you'll love it. Emily in Paris, tells the story of Emily Cooper, a twenty-year-old marketing director who has the opportunity of a lifetime to work in PARIS! She immediately falls in love with Paris, but unfortunately Paris doesn't seem to really love her back.

Emily goes through a lot of challenges in the workplace and is quickly confronted with the cultural differences of the French workplace. Although Emily definitely makes "not so smart" choices ...

Here are 18 career and life lessons we learned from Emily in Paris:


  • 1) Your boss may not always like you and that's okay.
  • 2) Don't focus on being loved, focus on being good at your job (when Emily's coworkers laughed at her and a client called her "Basic" )
  • 3) Your work will always speak for itself.
  • 4) Never underestimate the power of networking and the opportunities it can offer you.
  • 5) Never give up the job of your dreams. And the people who really support you won't ask you to. (When her boyfriend Doug asked her to choose between himself or his career).

  • 6) Always be sure to research the cultural differences of the country you are moving to.
  • 7) Do not be afraid to dive into the unknown, to live new experiences.

  • 8) The vagina is NOT masculine (When Emily learns that the vagina (the vagina) takes the masculine article "the" in French).

  • 9) Know Your Value - You deserve the whole pancake, not just a bite.
  • 10) Be bold and learn to take risks.
  • 11) Believe in yourself and your abilities even when no one else does.
  • 12) Social media is a powerful tool. Use it to build your brand and position yourself as an expert.

  • 13) Don't let anyone shut you up. Your voice is a powerful tool - Use it.
  • 14) Defend yourself graciously for yourself and what you believe in, even though it may cost you your job (when Emily was fired but rehired because she was an extremely valuable employee).
  • 15) Don't wait for the opportunity to talk at work. Always speak if you need to. (When Emily disagreed with the sexist De L'Heure campaign and spoke to Antoine Lambert)

  • 16) Go further. Become a valuable and irreplaceable employee.
  • 17) It's okay to make mistakes. Own it and take full responsibility for your actions (when Emily made a few bad decisions but always exceeded expectations).
  • 18) You can always turn a bad situation to your advantage. Take the opportunity to learn and grow.

What are some of your favorite parts of “Emily in Paris” and what have you learned? Share with us in the comment box below.

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