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New Year’s Goal: Get a Raise and Do Something Smart With It

by Sarah Chang January 28, 2015

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Getting a raise is mostly about timing for the company, industry standards and, of course, good performance. But it often comes down to one simple thing: asking for it. And in 2015, you may have to. Sponsored content provided by partnership with Betterment. A recent National Association for Business Economics study found that just 24% […]

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How to Prepare to Go Freelance

by Carrie Smith January 26, 2015

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Are you getting ready to quit your job and freelance full-time? It’s a dream goal that many of us have, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the dream and not focus on the reality. While going freelance has its perks, there are some vital things you must do if you want […]

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Seven Easy Budget Tips for the Self-Employed

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 23, 2015

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When you leave the mother ship to work for yourself, there are just a few things you might miss. Along with the bad commute and worse coffee, you leave behind that steady paycheck from which a computer in a far off payroll office automatically deducted money for the things you never had to think too […]

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Five Ways to Boost Your Career in 2015

by Kali Hawlk January 5, 2015

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It’s a new year, which for many of us means a fresh start with many aspects of our lives that we’d like to improve. Take advantage of the clean slate and give your career a boost in 2015. Here’s how. Clean Up – and Update – Your Online Presence It’s common knowledge that employers check […]

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Use Those Vacation Days Now, Or You Might Be Losing More Than You Think

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss December 10, 2014

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When was the last time you told your boss, “You know, I don’t really need all this money; here’s 1 percent back”? If you didn’t take all of your vacation time for the year, basically you did. Americans handed over 169 million paid days off in 2013 (not counting the ones they could roll over), […]

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Six Ways to Find Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

by Kirsten December 8, 2014

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December has arrived, and while I love this time of year, it always feels chaotic. November through early January are my busiest times of the year. After work, I have tons of things to do – decorating for the holidays, cooking, shopping and gift wrapping. Let’s not even get started on parties! This is one […]

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The Best Career Mistake You Can Make

by Kelsey Rhea November 24, 2014

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This post was originally published at SharpHeels, click here to see the original. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”  – Sheryl Sandberg According to a joint survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn, the average woman will have eight (yes, you read that right) different types of jobs over the course of her career. […]

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3 Reasons Not to Quit Your Job

by Catherine MacLean November 7, 2014

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I’ve always considered myself a dedicated employee. I’ve never not had a job in the last 15 years and have only had five jobs total (two of which I held concurrently). Though I may not have loved all of my jobs equally, I’ve always made the best of my situation. I can honestly say I gave the […]

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How 4 Women Entrepreneurs Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by Kali Hawlk November 6, 2014

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Employees and entrepreneurs alike have long struggled with finding success in striking the perfect work-life balance. But in our modern world that is constantly mobile and plugged in, achieving work-life balance becomes significantly more difficult. Gen Y women may have a unique experience in seeking balance, because we’re members of the first demographic to have […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei October 15, 2014

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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How to Design Your Own Career

by Kate Wilson October 13, 2014

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If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps over your career, then it just might be time to take matters into your own hands. So many people fall into line and end up following the career paths that have been laid out for them. While we can all appreciate things like a steady paycheck […]

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Why My Graduate Degree Was Worth It, Even Though I Don’t Use It!

by Julie DenOuden October 10, 2014

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Every month when I sit down to pay my bills, I pause when I get to the one for my grad school loan. I pause to reflect on the reality that I am paying for something I no longer use. Sometimes it seems like I’m making a car payment for a car I no longer drive, […]

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How To Afford Networking When You’re Between Jobs

by Claire Murdough October 6, 2014

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When I left my first job intending to pivot and land the job of my dreams, I was convinced I could go at it alone. I’ll be the solo pioneer of my own career, I thought. I just need to pull up boot straps and find a way to get all those HR managers to […]

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How I Quit My Job at 30 and Started a Business

by Julie DenOuden October 3, 2014

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When I was four, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. As my peers changed their mind on a weekly basis about their intended profession, I held steadfast. I was going to be a teacher. I received lesson planning books and various other teaching supplies for birthday and holiday gifts. My siblings were designated […]

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Five Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore October 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, more people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 million Americans — are now freelancing.  “Freelancing is the new normal — and this survey shows that America’s new […]

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How to Land Your First Managerial Role

by Lydia Loizides September 30, 2014

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Becoming a first time manager isn’t about hard work alone. It’s about hard work, preparation, planning and practice. Women are entering the workforce in droves but we are underrepresented in management. A McKinsey and Co. report found 53 percent of entry-level jobs go to women but are failing to climb the ladder in similar fashion. […]

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Why Quitting My Job Was the Best Thing For My Career

by Carrie Smith September 17, 2014

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“Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” — Seth Godin The word “quit” can have such negative connotations. We all know the phrase, “quitters never win, and winners never quit,” after all. I don’t agree with this. From personal experience, I see quitting as having the opposite […]

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3 Tips for Achieving a Work/Life Balance

by Catherine Alford September 10, 2014

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Let’s be honest. It’s not possible to have true work/life balance 100% of the time. It is possible, though, to have a day when you feel like you are balanced — a day when you feel like everyone’s needs are met (including your own). A day when you work, your kids are happy, and things […]

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