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10 Tips for Negotiating Salary
One of the stickiest parts of any interview with a potential employer is when the time comes to talk numbers. Maybe the salary discussion begins at the first interview, maybe it happens at the second, or maybe it's on the phone after your prospective employer has told you how much they're excited to have you on board.
Life as a Movie Extra
Even though I've bored a lot of my friends to death with this subject, there are still people in the world that do not know I'm an occasional film extra. It's unusual, especially in a quiet, stuck-in-the-past town like mine, but it does bring about some great conversations.
I was never the type to have a five-year plan or clearly defined goals when it came to my career. I had one goal growing up which was to go to University, actively encouraged to do so by my parents although my decision was also influenced in part by the TV show A Different World. Silly but true. I even changed my choice of degree throughout the process as I started off wanting to study Journalism and then switched to Psychology and Criminology. But I was fortunate enough to be of the generation in which you could study something purely out of interest and not because it had to result in a job. I reasoned I would use those three years to explore the idea of being a probation officer or work in a completely different field (I ended up doing the latter).
Let Your Voice Shine in Podcasting
Before a career in podcasting, I started off as a vlogger and blogger. I worked tirelessly and diligently as I would make videos and write entries to captivate one's attention. Vlogging and blogging did generate income and help me build my brand, but with the increasing number of bloggers and vloggers on various outlets, I became disenchanted and felt that I had to compete viciously in order to stay relevant.
What's the ROI on Social Media?
It’s 2018, your business should have some sort of social media presence, for some it is their only online presence. If you do not have social media in your marketing mix just yet, stop right here, read this first.
The Rise of the Freelance Economy
There’s a trend rising in the economy, especially within members of my own generation. Millennials love freelancing. Like, a lot. And when you look at the type of work freelance often entails, it’s no wonder.
We Tried Burrow: The Modular Sofa in a Box Everyone's Talking About and It's Amazing
Fairly recently, my office moved—and with it, moved a lot of our goods. We kept some of the cute knick-knackeries of the former office, but truth be told, we couldn't stand the idea of keeping the furniture from the old office. The chairs were painfully uncomfortable, and the tables weren't even stable.
I Tried J+S Blue Light Glasses and Here's How Much They Changed the Way I Work
As a newcomer to the workforce, I had no idea the effect staring at a computer screen all day would really have on my eyes. I mean, sure, I used my laptop a lot in college, but certainly not eight hours a day, five days a week. Needless to say, the transition has been jarring on my poor eyes (and body, but that's a whole other story). For months now I've been coming home every day and feeling like if I even so much as glance at another screen, my eyes will literally fall out of my head (it's fine, I'm fine). They simply can't handle the strain of staring at my computer screen any longer. The headaches and lack of sleep? I'm so over it.
The Rise of Digital Publishing
What stands digital publishing apart? After working for several years as a literary agent for Christine Green, Natalie Butlin made the choice to resign when she felt that traditional firms were ignoring the inevitable impact of digital publishing. She is now a Publishing Executive at the digital publishing company, Bookouture.
Moving Back Home After College
Photo credit: Transport Executive After 4 years of college, dorm life with roommates, and a parental free living arrangement, coming home is a bit of a rough road.
5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Personal Brand
Social media accounts for 28 percent of the amount of time spent on the internet in total and each user spends an average of nearly two hours each day scrolling through their feeds. But have you ever wondered why your likes have plateaued or your followers have reached an equilibrium? It could be because your profile isn't as up to scratch as you might think.
Beginner's Guide: Deepening Creativity and Skill
"How do I get good at art/writing?""How did you get so good?""I can't draw... I can't write...""I suck.""How do you do that?"