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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Make Moving In with Your Parents Painless

There is no shame in moving back in with your parents, but things will definitely be different the second time around. You are still their baby, but throwing a fit about it won’t help. Here are 10 suggestions to help make the move an arrangement between adults and avoid an R rating for violence and […]

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 […]

Time to Develop Your Marketable Skill Set

Even after you land a job, industries change and job climates fluctuate — which means that paycheck may not be a sure thing. Future-proofing your career by being marketable, well-networked, and flexible could be critical to surviving in the future. Sure, hope for the best, but anticipate the worst: Take these steps to be as […]

Working From Home: The best new work perk

Flexibility is an asset for gymnasts and circus performers, but it’s now also an option for your everyday working stiff. According to a 2017 Gallup poll, forty-three percent of all U.S. employees worked from home at least one day a week. Not only does remote employment offer convenience for employees and increased profit for employers, […]

Why I Left My First Job After College

The typical path to the American Dream: go to college, get a job. It’s tempting to take the first job offer so that you can check off your progress. But that’s not always the smartest or most fulfilling choice. I recently went through this experience and will share my reasons for leaving my first post-grad […]

What Questions Should You Ask an Interviewer?

It’s time for your interview. You’re ready for the open-ended, “Can you tell me about yourself?” and the impossible-to-answer, “What’s your biggest weakness?” But are you prepared to ask questions as well? The interview process is about determining the right fit for everyone involved. Landing a job that doesn’t match your goals may mean a […]