Job Hunting in the Social Media Age: Why Your Online Footprint Matters

Claire Millard

It used to be that your well-crafted resume and a pithy cover letter formed the ‘window’ through which prospective employers viewed your suitability as a candidate. Then, as technology expanded, recruiters got more resourceful. They grew wise to the fact that they could quickly seek out the skeletons in candidates’ closets with a mere internet […]

Published or Updated: August 24, 2016

How to Prepare for the Unexpected With a Flexible Career Plan

Claire Millard

Modern careers come with many twists and turns. The idea of holding one job for life is long gone. Now, changing roles, companies, and even professional fields is par for the course. In this ever-shifting work environment, it can feel impossible to lay down a career plan. After all, who knows what might be around […]

Published or Updated: August 18, 2016

Resigning on Good Terms: How to Best Leave Your Job

Claire Millard

A long-running survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that Americans born in the latter years of the baby boom held, on average, nearly 12 jobs over their lifetime. That equates to a lot of ‘Dear John’ resignation letters. Fast forward to today, millennials are already becoming known as a generation of job-hoppers. In […]

Published or Updated: August 10, 2016

Want to Be Your Own Boss? Here’s How to Make the Transition

Aliyyah Camp

If you’re ready to take the leap to leave your day job and start your own business, the process may seem simple. After all, you just need to quit your job and start working for yourself, right? Not so fast. Although you may already have a side hustle, being a full-time entrepreneur is a whole […]

Published or Updated: August 4, 2016

How to Write an Eye Catching Cover Letter and Why It Matters

Claire Millard

If you think the cover letter died a slow death when we moved to online applications, think again. While they may not be the trendiest, cover letters are not rolling over dead just yet. It is true that some companies are thought to ignore cover letters and focus solely on the resume and any specific […]

Published or Updated: July 31, 2016

32 Ways to Save Money on Childcare

Full-time child care eats up a huge portion of families’ incomes. In fact, in some states, parents are paying more for child care than they pay in mortgage payments or rent. Whether you’re getting ready for your first baby or just looking for ways to trim your current costs, we’re here to help. I know […]

Published or Updated: July 25, 2016

6 Ways to Find The Awesome Jobs That Never Get Advertised

Claire Millard

The jobs we see advertised, whether online or in the press, are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what is actually available. In a competitive market, most employers know that they can hook candidates without spending cash on third party ads — leading to a vast majority of roles being filled […]

Published or Updated: July 17, 2016

5 Smart Approaches to Help You Negotiate a Raise

Claire Millard

Very few people are comfortable asking for a pay raise, even if well-deserved. In fact, PayScale.com found that 57% of people have never negotiated their salary in any way, shape, or form. Salary.com found that that 68% of people suffer anxiety over negotiating pay. We are taught from a young age that it is rude […]

Published or Updated: July 5, 2016

What Style of Resume Is Right For You?

Claire Millard

There are few things quite as depressing as staring at a blank page. But when it comes to writing a resume, this is exactly what many of us end up doing. It’s hardly surprising. A resume has got to convey meaning, facts, and personality, boiling down the essence of a working lifetime into just one […]

Published or Updated: June 27, 2016

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