How Technology Continues to Benefit the Classroom

For many school districts it can be difficult to provide courses that enable all students to challenge themselves. It’s not that educators aren’t trying, but that there just isn’t enough funding to provide advanced classes and technology for more than a few students — meaning that even though the students are ready for more challenging […]

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Using Social Media as an Entrepreneur

Ask any entrepreneur what has led them to success and you’re likely to get a variety of responses like dedication, networking, smart investments and a large dose of  business acumen. All of these terms certainly do apply to anyone that hopes to make it as an entrepreneur, but more and more frequently you will hear […]

Running a Successful Startup

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 are […]

Not All Freelancing Experiences are Good

One of the best parts of freelancing is getting to work when and where you choose. These days, I do the majority of my work from the comfort of my home office, though I have been known to hammer out assignments on both a mountaintop and a beach. It’s also nice to know that when […]

How to Ask for a Raise at Work

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 […]

Life After College is Still Expensive

A few years ago 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 months. There are, unfortunately, numerous expenses associated with graduating from college — from finding your own apartment to feeding yourself — that many people should be aware […]

From Secretary to Freelance Writer

Truth be told, I never had a dream of being my own boss. The only aspirations I had were to be the best employee, wife and mother I could be. I was earning a living working at a job with the state and had been employed by the same agency for about four years. I had […]

10 Ways to Be More Professional

There’s no reason for you to adhere to Mrs. Snooty Mannerkins’ Guide to Fork and Spoon Etiquette for Prim Lads and Lasses, but acting professionally is good sense. To ensure that you’re not dismissed as a slobby fool by peers and bosses, keep these 10 “I learned this the hard way” tips from us staffers in […]

Are you finding fulfillment outside of work?

In a perfect world, we would all have jobs we love. However, life just isn’t that simple. When we’re not being engaged or inspired at work — and 70 percent of workers fell into this category a few years ago, according to a Gallup poll — we need to find fulfillment elsewhere. Here’s where you […]

Getting an Impressive Letter of Recommendation

Recommendation letters are both a college’s and future employer’s chance to get the inside scoop on an applicant from an outside source, and a seal of approval from a reputable recommender can seal the deal in an admissions or hiring decision. Follow these tips to get recommendation letters that’ll help you get in. Who to […]

Using LinkedIn To Boost Your Professional Brand

Quite frankly, the quality of LinkedIn profiles for people 25 years old and younger is underwhelming. What gives? LinkedIn is a great tool that can be used to connect with industry professionals and to brand oneself as a business samurai, so to speak. No matter how hard everyone tries, they’ll never get anywhere on LinkedIn without […]

How to Better Present Yourself to Future Employers

The job market isn’t just somewhere to look for jobs. It’s where you sell your most valuable asset: experience. Whether you have aspirations of freelancing or climbing the corporate ladder, representing yourself well goes a long way toward getting that gig. On Paper Consider whether the person reading a whole pile of résumés is going […]

The Benefits of Being Engaged in Your Work

Let’s be honest — our generation gets a bad rap, particularly in the world of work. Publications like the New York Times and Philadelphia Business Journal along with huge companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte — and seemingly every group in between — have spoken out about “Millennials in the Workplace”. Some call us entitled, lazy and arrogant; others call us innovative, energizing and […]