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 26, 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

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

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