The 6 Best Pieces of Career Advice We’ve Learned from the Kardashian-Jenner Family

Career advice from the world’s best Momager, so you too can achieve your goals.

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Whether you’re watching their reality TV show or not, we’re all Keeping Up with the Kardashians in one way or another. Snapchat, Instagram, and your grandma are all filled with the latest Kardashian-Jenner news.

I’m certain most people can name more Kardashians than they can name past US presidents. (Here, let me try: Kris, Kourtney, Penelope, Mason, Reign, Kim, North, Chicago, Saint, Khloe, True, Rob, Dream, Kendall, Kylie, Stormi.) While it may be more attributed to educational fallacies within our school systems, it will surely be fixed when Kris Jenner is President. I mean, she’s already the matriarch of America’s royal family.

Whether you’re a fan of the Kardashians or not, we all have to give credit to their impressive skills in getting from nowhere to virtually everywhere. If you’re looking for career advice, look no further than this post featuring the mantras from the world’s greatest career counselor, Kris Jenner. 

1. Build a support circle

The Kardashian-Jenner sisters fight all the time; their disagreements are the basis of many a plot line on the show. Need an example? Watch… literally any episode.

It’s easy to assume they are a dysfunctional family; however, episode after episode, season after season, they have stuck together, and by doing so, they have succeeded together. The Kardashians are a strong support circle, who encourage and inspire each other to pursue their dreams. More importantly they’re always there for each other — they fight because they care.

So take this piece of Kardashian career advice and get yourself a support network. Of course, your support circle doesn’t have to be your family and it doesn’t have to be as big as 10 people. It could be a friend, a professor, a mentor, an employer — just think, people who believe in you and want to support you.

You should find these people and make them an important part of your life. Ask them for opinions and lean on them for support when you need it. This will help you in more ways than you can count.

2. Make all press, good press

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While most self help books will tell you to let go of caring about other people’s perception of you, the Kardashians have a different point of view: own it, bank it.

When Kendall Jenner was cruelly cyber bullied for her acne, she didn’t just shrug it off, she signed one of the biggest skincare campaigns in history with Proactiv. She owned her acne, and saw the business opportunity. In the Kardashian family, the saying ‘all press is good press’ rings true, because they make it good press.

This all comes down to changing your outlook, and seeing your career setbacks as opportunities to do more or do something different. The Kardashians know there’s always something to be (l)earned from every experience.

3. Dress for the job you want to have

Even before they were “The Kardashians,” they dressed like celebrities. Then, when Kim wanted to be taken seriously as a social activist, she dressed the part in a deep green pantsuit.

While I don’t suggest showing up to a medical job interview with a white coat you wore to a Halloween party two years ago, you should dress to impress. As the Kardashians have shown us, if you look like you belong, you will.

4. Create a personal brand

Even if your career goals aren’t to become an influencer, what you put out on the internet matters. First things first, Google yourself and see if what you’re putting on the internet aligns with your career vision. Kim wanted to redefine sexy, so she posted explicit pictures everywhere. Maybe your strategy will be different.

Secondly, identify the key aspects of your professional image to highlight. Kylie used her plump lips to launch Kylie Cosmetics, where her iconic lip kits led her to become the youngest ever self made Billionaire. Kim used her world famous curves to create Skims, which against all odds managed to make shapewear sexy.

What is your unique selling point? Multilingual? Tech savvy? Cuisine connoisseur? Make sure it’s out there for the world to see.

5. Practice healthy habits, they influence everything else in your life

Granted, working out and eating healthy is basically part of their job, I mean it literally is for Kendall, but nonetheless you should also make your health a priority. Working out and eating salads are two of the many components to every KUWTK episode and it’s because they prioritize their health every day.

Most of us don’t have the luxury of a personal trainer or a dietician — or the time to cook elaborate meals or create the optimal workout plan — but we can all take steps in our daily life to nurture our bodies, and by doing so, our minds. Practice an at-home exercise like a yoga video or take advantage of group exercise class offered for free on campus with your friends. Don’t forget to pick out a cute workout outfit in true Kardashian fashion! Try to improve the nutritional value of the foods you eat. And don’t forget to get your beauty sleep!

6. Talent is irrelevant

‘Not Bad for a Girl with No Talent’ was Kim’s iconic response to being named one of ‘The New Mobile Moguls’ by Forbes Magazine and gracing its cover. Objectively speaking, none of the Kardashians can act, sing or dance; yet they are arguably the most famous family in the country, if not the world. That’s because they realized talent doesn’t matter.

Whether we’re talented at whatever, is of no concern to any of us, because talent alone is only 1% of the equation — it’s hard work and dedication that will get you where you want to go in life. The Kardashians know this, and now you do, too.

Tune into the next episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians for more Kardashian career advice!

Which was your favorite Kardashian-Jenner career advice?

Did we miss any of Kris Jenner’s career advice? What’s your advice? Let us know!

7 thoughts on “The 6 Best Pieces of Career Advice We’ve Learned from the Kardashian-Jenner Family”

    • I’m sorry this article made you feel this way, that was definitely not my intention. I was hoping the article would inform with real career advice in a lighthearted, funny way. It’s my bad the satirical part of the article did not come across as hoped for. I really appreciate your criticism.

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  1. I have a better idea. Why don’t I just start by being from an already rich & privileged family? This whole article is so tone deaf. Honestly expected better from CF – majorly disappointed.

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    • You know, this is a valid point (there is nothing I hate more than “born on third base, think they hit a triple”), but I think dismissing the family’s success as solely down to money is simplistic. Love them or hate them, I think most people can recognize that the K’s have worked incredibly hard to reach their current level of success. Starting from privilege doesn’t negate this work or mean there’s nothing we can learn from them. But you are right that privilege, of course, is a factor. I don’t feel we glossed over that in this piece, but if it did come off that way, that’s 100% my mistake.

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    • You know, this is a valid point (there is nothing I hate more than “born on third base, think they hit a triple”), but I think dismissing the family’s success as solely down to money is simplistic. Love them or hate them, I think most people can recognize that the K’s have worked incredibly hard to reach their current level of success. Starting from privilege doesn’t negate this work or mean there’s nothing we can learn from them. But you are right that privilege, of course, is a factor. I don’t feel we glossed over that in this piece, but if it did come off that way, that’s 100% my mistake.

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    • I definitely didn’t mean for it to come across this way, my intention was to inform in a lighthearted way using a rather famous family. I think the career advice in this article is relevant regardless of its association with the Kardashians. KUWTK is definitely my guilty pleasure, and I hoped it would come across that I was poking fun at myself as well as the show. I’m sorry if that wasn’t clear, I really appreciate you voicing your opinion.

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  2. I got the message being passed and I think that is all that matters. KARDARSHIANS or not. You have to give it them for their creativity, It is not easy being ‘dumb’and cashing out as they have been

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