10 Tricky Interview Questions and How to Answer Them

Claire Millard

Imagine you’ve just landed an interview for a dream job. You probably feel as though you’re at the peak of a roller coaster, peering over the edge. The hard work of finding openings and chugging through applications is done. But before you know it, the car is going to lurch forward and take you with […]

Published or Updated: June 23, 2016

6 Ways Social Media Can Land You a New Job

Claire Millard

If your use of social media is all about sharing pictures of your dinner and keeping track of celebrity gossip, you’re missing out. Because while most of us recognise that we are a long way from job searches in the past — days of sitting with the Sunday papers, circling potential ads ripe for application […]

Published or Updated: June 14, 2016

Baby on the Way? How to Make a Money Plan for Your Maternity Leave

It’s a well-known fact that the United States sits rock bottom on the list when it comes to paid parental leave, compared to other developed nations. In many countries, moms (and sometimes even dads!) get paid leave of ten to thirty weeks, or even more. In the United States, though, new moms aren’t entitled to any paid […]

Published or Updated: May 21, 2016

5 Coding Bootcamps That Can Land a 6-Figure Job

With the constant creation of new technologies in overdrive, and almost all of them revolving around the computer industry, it makes sense that computer related jobs are the rise. As a whole, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects computer occupations to grow by 12% over the next ten years. With demand for computer software […]

Published or Updated: January 25, 2016

My Life as a Freelancer

I used to have a “real” job. For over 10 years, I worked diligently on crafting my career. I attended national and state conventions, enrolled in continuing education, and pursued professional designations. I attended Rotary Club meetings and wrote opinion pieces for national trade magazines. I got up every day, put on a suit, and headed […]

Published or Updated: November 23, 2015

8 Ways to Increase Your Income without Going Back to School

When it comes to dreams of a higher income, your first inclination may be to go back to school. Maybe you feel that you’ve hit a wall in your current career and feel the need to launch a new one. Or maybe you feel that an MBA or similar additional degree is the answer to […]

Published or Updated: September 4, 2015

14 Six-Figure Jobs The Don’t Require a Degree

You might think that a college degree is a must-have if you want to land a high-paying job these days. For many career fields, this is true. But there are some surprising six-figure (and nearly six-figure) jobs that require no degree at all. Whether you’re ready to launch a new career or you just want […]

Published or Updated: September 7, 2013

20 Questions That are Illegal for Interviewers to Ask

Photo: bpsusf Did you know there are some questions interviewers aren’t allowed to ask when you’re being vetted for a job? Questions about your age, family and general lifestyle are considered discriminatory, and interviewers are not supposed to ask those questions. Knowing what questions are illegal to ask can help you skirt them during an […]

Published or Updated: June 11, 2013

25 Tips and Resources for New Grads on LinkedIn

LinkedIn, which was founded in 2002 and launched in 2003, reported an increase in users last year. As of January 2013, the social networking site for professionals had 200 million registered users. It may not be in the league of social media giants Facebook and Twitter, but there’s nothing quite like LinkedIn, which is considered […]

Published or Updated: May 15, 2013

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