Posts tagged with "career"

How to Know How Much Salary to Ask For

You’re searching for a new job, but you have been in your current position for so long that you’re not sure how much salary to ask for in the job search. You have a suspicion that you could be earning a lot more, but you’re not exactly sure. Does that sound familiar? There’s no need […]

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The Pros and Cons of Relocating for Retirement

Are you thinking of relocating for retirement? If so, think carefully. While relocating may offer a long list of benefits, there are likely some important negatives lurking in the background. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of relocating for retirement. Carefully consider each factor, and how important it is […]

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5 Things You Should Do with Your First Paycheck

It’s finally happened. You’ve got your first paycheck from your first grown-up job. More likely, your employer has directly deposited your pay into your bank account. However, the principle is the same. You’ve been paid, and you can start benefitting from all that education you went through. But what should you do with that first […]

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7 Ways to Convince Your Employer to Give You a Raise

One of the toughest things for any employee to do, even for those who are top performers, is to ask your employer to give you a raise. The nerve-racking X factor is the possibility that your employer will decline your request. If you feel that you truly deserve a raise, that outcome can leave you […]

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Win the Interview, Land the Job

A lot of job hunters are experts when it comes to designing the perfect resume, and even the most compelling cover letters. They may also be skilled at landing job interviews. But it’s almost universally true that the interview itself is where most job interactions breakdown. The fact is, no matter how good you are […]

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How to Catch up for Retirement

It happens to the best of us. You want to save for retirement and tell yourself you’ll get around to it one of these days, but it never happens. Every time you try to start, something else comes up, and you forget. Now you’re ready to save but are lost and scared. You’re behind and […]

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How to make yourself more valuable to your employer

When you work in a demanding environment, it often seems like enough to just make it through the work week. So many employees get caught in the mundane cycle of mediocrity, and there’s not necessarily anything wrong with that – if you’re happy with your current position. But if you’re looking to fast-track your career, […]

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Understanding and investing with your 401k

Saving for retirement is a financial priority that most people know about, but when it comes to implementation, people are clueless. Even though you can start saving at any time, most people avoid it. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it alone. These days, about half of employers offer 401ks to their employees and most […]

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Tips for negotiating a higher salary

Congratulations! You either got a new job, or you think you’re in a position to ask for a raise at your current job. We all want to make the most money we can, and the good news is that there are things you can do to increase your chances of successfully negotiating a higher salary. […]

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How to optimize your resume for job hunting

If you’re looking for a job, you know your resume is extremely important. But it can be difficult to know if you’ve put together a compelling resume that will land interviews. Here are some tips to keep in mind: Start by brainstorming every accomplishment, role, and responsibility you can recall at each position you’ve held. […]

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