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Five Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

by Elana Konstant March 2, 2015

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I know what you’re thinking…they call it work for a reason, right? Just because someone pays you to do something does not mean you can’t enjoy it or at least use the experience to help you get a job that you will enjoy. Given that most of us spend more waking time working than we […]

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3 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Prevent a Big Tax Bill

by Carrie Smith February 26, 2015

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Experiencing your first tax season as a self-employed freelancer can be scary. You probably expect to owe a bunch of money to the IRS. The fear of the unknown, along with a completely new tax situation, can leave you worried and stressed. But it’s not quite as bad you might think. After quitting my job […]

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You Got Laid Off, Now What?

by Kali Hawlk February 25, 2015

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One week, you’re gainfully employed. The next, you learn you got laid off. What are you supposed to do now? There’s no way to sugarcoat it and nothing fun about receiving the news. But it’s a reality many people deal with at some point. It’s important that you understand how to handle your changing job […]

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How to Avoid These Three Major Negotiation Mistakes

by Melody Wilding February 12, 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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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 4, 2015

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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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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