Career


Limit Work Stress With These 5 Life Hacks All Posts / Making Money / Miscellaneous

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Stress is common in today’s work environment. There are plenty of tools to help de-stress outside of work, such as meditation, yoga, taking a few days off to re-charge at a retreat, or something as simple as listening to the sound of waves before bedtime.

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The 10 Best Career Lifestyle Blogs for Millennial Women All Posts / Making Money / Millennials

There are many negative stereotypes about millennials.  We’re often classified as lazy, entitled, and immature.  I don’t agree with these stereotypes.  Of course, there are a few millennials out there who fit these stereotypes, but there are more who don’t.

Many millennials are working their asses off, paying off debt, starting their own businesses, and building wealth.  Here are 10 inspiring career and lifestyle blogs for millennial women.  These incredible ladies are killing it!

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I Wore Sweatpants to Work, and No One Cared All Posts / Making Money / Millennials

I wore sweatpants to work last week, and no one cared.  No, I do not work from home and this is not going to be a post about how awesome it is to work from home.  I work a full-time 9 to 5 job in an office.  But I wore sweatpants to work last week – something I’ve never done before in my life – and no one cared.

There are many articles on how to dress professionally for work, and many of these articles are targeted specifically toward millennials.  I learned plenty of office dress code rules in grad school as well.  I received my master’s degree in HR from a snooty business school, and it was typical for students to dress up for class.

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Frugal Tip: Review Your Paychecks All Posts / Making Money / Miscellaneous

Have you happened to review your paychecks in the past year?

You work hard for your money, and you deserve to keep it all (aside from taxes and deductions).  Most HR/payroll professionals are highly detailed-oriented (if they weren’t, they wouldn’t last too long in their field).  Companies also typically automate payroll processes as much as possible.  Still, everyone is human, software isn’t perfect, and errors can occur.

Have you looked at your paychecks or pay stubs lately?  You shouldn’t lose any money because of someone else’s mistake (or even your own).  Here are some of the possible paycheck errors that you should watch out for.

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How to Write an Awesome Resume All Posts / Landing the Job / Making Money

One of the biggest challenges that millennials face is finding a job after finishing college.  The average student graduates with $30,000 of student loan debt, which makes the pressure to find a “good” job quite high.

Many recent grads lack relevant experience in their chosen field, and they may only have experience with landing retail or food service positions.  Finding a “real job” is considerably more difficult, and many grads are totally unprepared.

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Unpaid Internships: Learning Opportunities or a Legal Form of Slavery? All Posts / Making Money / Millennials

Recently while perusing my Facebook newsfeed, I came across a post about how Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, Dualstar, is being sued by former unpaid interns.  Apparently these interns work 55 hour work weeks and often perform menially tasks such as fetching lattes and sorting buttons. My Facebook “friend” ranted about how these lazy, privileged millennials are giving Generation Y a bad reputation.

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Job Search Tips from Recruiters All Posts / Landing the Job / Making Money

One of the biggest challenges that millennials face is finding a full-time job after graduating from college.  Many graduates have limited (if any) work experience in their chosen field, and they are often buried in student loan debt.

Liberal arts grads may know all about Pythagorean theorems, ancient philosophers, and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs…

But many of them don’t know the first thing about how to land a job that pays well enough to be able to afford those horrific student loan payments.

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Coping with Job Loss as a Millennial All Posts / Making Money / Millennials

Millennials know that finding a full-time job after graduation isn’t easy.  You send out hundreds of resumes, go on rounds and rounds of interviews, and receive countless rejection letters.  When you finally land a full-time job that pays decently AND is in your field, you feel like you’ve hit the jackpot.  So what happens when a few months down the road, you get laid off or fired from your job?

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15 Part-Time Jobs That Pay Well All Posts / Making Money / Miscellaneous

In 2014, the average starting salary for liberal arts graduates was $36,000 annually.  For millennials who are buried in student loan debt, making ends meet on a low salary is a challenge.  One way to earn some extra money is to get a part-time job, but many PT jobs pay minimum wage and have less-than-ideal hours.  Here are 15 part-time gigs that pay surprisingly well and have flexible hours.

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