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Four Things Not to Do When Quitting Your Job

by Kali Hawlk July 2, 2015

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One of the trickiest career milestones to navigate is quitting your job. It can be awkward for employee and employer. But even if you have another job lined up and are counting down the seconds until you can book it out the door, you need to tread carefully. Your professional reputation is valuable and it’s important […]

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Seven Hassle Free Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

by Melanie Lockert July 1, 2015

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Paying back your student loans is a long, arduous process. It can be frustrating to still pay for something that you completed so long ago, especially when it seems tough to make any progress. Trust me, I know. Luckily, there are a few hassle free ways to earn more and pay back your student loans. […]

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How Americans Feel About Finding Balance

by Erika Torres June 17, 2015

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Do you ever feel like you’re just running the rat race, trying to make it to the end of day, and not truly living? You are not alone. 65% of Americans say they feel stressed to their limits, and one in three Americans cite income loss and increased amounts of personal debt as the cause […]

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Five Good Reasons Not to Go Freelance

by Katharine Paljug June 16, 2015

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Are you trying to decide if a freelance career is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen this article making the rounds on Facebook. Maybe you read recently that more than 53 million Americans are now working freelance. Or maybe you’ve seen other articles here offering great advice on how to know if you’re ready to […]

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How to Network When You’re Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug June 4, 2015

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When you work in an office, you have a built-in network. You interact with people in your industry everyday, who understand what you go through and can help you move forward in your career. Whether through meetings, conferences, or business trips, your professional life has built-in networking opportunities. But if you’re one of the millions […]

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Five Pieces of Work Advice You Should Ignore

by Cheryl Lock June 1, 2015

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When it comes to our careers and working, there is no end to the amount of advice we will hear. Unfortunately some of that advice — while packaged in what may appear to be really good and helpful suggestions — is just plain bad. We spoke to three workplace experts to get their input on […]

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Paying Off $80k of Student Loan Debt on a $30k Salary: How I’m Doing It

by Melanie Lockert May 26, 2015

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When I was 17, I signed papers that solidified my relationship with student loans. I was young and uninformed, and I didn’t really know what kind of relationship it would be. Over the next several years, I also went to graduate school and accumulated more debt at an even higher interest rate. Since then (7 […]

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How To Prepare for Unemployment After Graduation

by Katharine Paljug May 20, 2015

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When I graduated from college, two semesters of job hunting had gotten me nowhere: I was unemployed and had very little in the way of savings. It was terrifying, but I made it through, found a job within three months, and saved about $10,000 over the course of the next year. Right now, things are […]

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Says Companies Run By Women Perform Better

by Cheryl Lock May 19, 2015

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When it comes to investing in new business opportunities, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary believes it’s probably best to stick with companies run by women. If you’re looking to turn a profit, that is. In fact, at a recent event, O’Leary told Business Insider that of the 27 companies he’s invested in, 55 percent of them […]

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Join Us For Our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones May 14, 2015

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Did you just graduate from college? Are you a mom reentering the workforce? Are you looking to advance your career, or improve your personal brand? Join us and digital branding expert Joanne Tombrakos for our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter chat Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30pmET. Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos […]

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Five Ways Introverted Women Can Network

by Katharine Paljug May 12, 2015

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If you’re one of the estimated 50% of women who are introverts, networking can be an incredibly difficult part of building your career. Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to grow in your chosen profession, joining your team for drinks after work or attending a chamber of commerce meeting, interacting with large […]

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Five Tips For a Stunning Professional Wardrobe (On A Budget)

by Meredith Lepore May 4, 2015

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Graduation is right around the corner and — believe it or not — the job market is looking quite good for the class of 2015. Employers plan to hire 9.6 percent more new graduates than they did last year, according to a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. And even though […]

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Five Ways to Sharpen Your Negotiation Skills

by Tanya Tarr April 27, 2015

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The art of negotiation has become a pretty controversial topic– so much so that in some organizations, salary negotiation is banned. Yet is negotiation always something that ends negatively for women? Is negotiation a skill that isn’t needed once a new job is landed? And are all negotiation skills the same? Negotiation skills can be […]

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Four Actions I Took to Finally Follow My Dream

by Carrie Smith April 17, 2015

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After 10 years of working at my accounting job, I finally walked out the door for the last time. Like many people who are dedicated to their employers, it took several years to finally work up the courage to 1) admit that I wanted to quit (leaving a secure paycheck is tough) and 2) tell […]

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What Not To Do After A Performance Review

by Elana Konstant April 15, 2015

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Most employees and their managers would agree that the best part of a performance review is when it’s over. In reality, that is precisely when the hard work actually begins. Whether you aced your last performance review or were given a litany of complaints about your failings, the most important thing you can do now […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes #EqualPayDay

by Melody Wilding April 14, 2015

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Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. […]

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Why Asking For a Raise Is Your Best Investment

by Kali Hawlk April 14, 2015

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When you think about what it means to make good investments, your mind probably turns to things like the stock market, retirement portfolios, and financial advisors. But there’s a key idea (that doesn’t require any money from you!) that you’ve probably overlooked, and it can have a profound effect on your financial future: Asking for […]

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How to Quit Your Job With Class

by Kali Hawlk April 14, 2015

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We all experience changes throughout our personal and professional lives. Change is a good thing — it indicates we’re off on the next big adventure. But changes can negatively affect those we leave behind. When it comes to your career and it’s time to leave one job for the next, you need to avoid burning […]

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