Choosing the right career is a delicate balancing act. Since you’ll want to have a long, successful career, you’ll want to choose a profession that lines up with your skills, abilities and interests.
Before you can land that dream job, you have to impress the hiring manager. And before you ever get to meet that person, you have to impress the computerized Applicant Tracking System and the human being who decides if your cover letter and resume merit more than a six-second review.
In 2009, I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in journalism along with several of my friends. Despite working our tails off for that piece of paper, many of us are working in fields completely unrelated to our degrees.
Thousands of people make the decision to start their own business every year. And although many individuals make an attempt at company ownership, very few are actually successful. Hard work and dedication are two important qualities associated with running a successful business. However, some entrepreneurs have a special edge on top of that. Startup companies […]
In the summer of 2014 I graduated from college and I did not realize the amount of money I would need to spend over the course of the next three…
For many of us, the start of a new year means more than just a bunch of looming resolutions; it means more money. In fact, recent data indicates that U.S. employees across the board will be celebrating salary increases in 2016, to the tune of 2.7 percent or possibly more. But before you take that […]
In 2009, I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in journalism along with several of my friends. Despite working our tails off for that piece of paper, many of us are working in fields completely unrelated to our degrees. Where are we now, you ask? One of us is a software technician, another a social media […]
So you’re ready for a raise, huh? Being prepared is the key to successfully asking for — and getting — the raise you deserve. By following these steps, you can greatly improve your chances of receiving a nice pay raise. Check Company Policies Before making an appointment with your supervisor to discuss a raise, check […]
With a work-from-home occupation, both employer and employee win. The employer saves on operating costs while the employee can work in their pajamas. Both my wife and I work from home frequently, and have had several other jobs in the past that are remote occupations. I generally prefer it, but there are some drawbacks, too. […]
Let’s talk about freelancing. Current location: A coffee shop in Casablanca, Morocco, where I’m working on several assignments that are due this week. My freelancing career certainly didn’t begin this way — and there’s no way I could have anticipated the adventures I would experience since I began writing for clients located around the world. […]