Be your own boss, set your own schedule, and decide how much you’ll be paid. To most, this sounds like a fantasy. But for freelancers, entrepreneurs, and contract workers, that fantasy can become a reality. However, like all dreams-come-true, reality is a bit more complicated.
When you send your resume to a hiring manager, meet someone new at a party, or add a Facebook friend, there’s a strong possibility that they will Google you. Are you confident that they’ll like what they see?
A resume is not a creative document—in fact, it might be one of the most formulaic things you ever write. The very thing that makes resumes dull is also what makes them easy to create: you follow a formula.
If you think working from home is the purview of underpaid Millennials, think again. The typical remote worker, according to Global Workplace Analytics, is actually 45 or older and making $58,000 a year.
While the actual unemployment rate is notoriously hard to pin down, one thing’s for sure: many people will go through a period of unemployment at some point in their lives. And those gaps don’t just make it hard to pay bills in the meantime—they can also make it harder to get a new job.
Every month, a billion people use Instagram. If you’re one of that billion, why not get more out of your time on the app? An Instagram theme will make your posts pay off with new, loyal followers and a more impressive feed.
Have you been applying to jobs using the same resume every time? While a resume might seem like a static document, you should update it for each job application. Making these changes will get you the interviews you’ve been hoping for.
Maybe you’ve just graduated and haven’t truly started the job search yet, or perhaps you’ve been working for a family friend who never asked you for a resume. No matter what, if you don’t have a resume yet, nothing can feel more daunting than staring at that blank page. We’re here to help.
Within the United States, you don’t need a passport to travel, let alone a visa. That’s not the case in most of the world so let’s look at the basics of visas so you’re well versed in what you may need for your international travels.
If you dread speaking to a public forum—whether you’re reading in front of the class or giving a presentation at work—you’re not alone. Public speaking is a common fear, right up there with spiders and heights. We’re here to help.
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