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- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 28, 2013 1:29 PM EST | CommentsK. Aleisha Fetters, SELF magazine
You know one of the best places to land a job is online. But, hello, talk about being a needle in a haystack! Here, ways you can stand out among the e-masses.
PIMP YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE
You'll increase your chances of a recruiter contacting you tenfold if you post links to industry news along with personal insights on your page at least once a week, according to Nicole Williams, LinkedIn's career expert. And while you're at it, beef up your experience section. Profiles that list more than one position snag more page views. Highlight your personal achievements with about five bullet points of info under each gig.
See more: The Flat-Abs-Fast Secret
BE EASILY SEARCHABLE
Parrot words or phrases from the job post in your résumé and cover letter, says Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder.com's HR vice prez. Recruiters often weed through hundreds of applications by typing keywords from the job description (such as "experienced in HTML") into a search e...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Work + Money | Mon, Jan 28, 2013 12:47 PM EST | CommentsBy Marlisse Cepeda
Express your gratitude to the armed forces with these rewarding ideas Read more: Support the Troops - How to Help …
Though some servicemen and women may be thousands of miles away, there's plenty you can do from right where you are to show you're thankful for their brave efforts. Sure, you can donate money to any of the worthy military organizations, but many of the foundations that follow offer more direct ways to give back to those who fight for our country. Read through to find your favorite way to help. Photo by Thinkstock.
1. Send books and more.
There's nothing better than a good read, right? Service members think so, too, despite their limited downtime. After signing up with Books for Soldiers, you'll be able to see soldiers' requests via forums for books, comic books, DVDs and magazines. If you own one of the sought-after items or want to pick it up for a soldier, just send it where the service member asks-the organization suggests using flat-rate boxes from the USPS. If you're interested in sending gifts to multiple soldiers at once, check out the foru
- Jessica Ferri | Work + Money | Fri, Jan 25, 2013 2:27 PM EST | CommentsVirginia Woolf was a genius who created some of literature's most beautifully written novels, pioneered the stream-of-consciousness writing style, paved the way for mental health advocacy, and championed the importance of self-actualization, especially for women. Since her death in 1941, she has become an all-out icon, a monolith of women's literature, despite her many provocative choices both on and off the page. In honor of her 131st birthday, here are some reasons to love Virginia Woolf that you might not know about.
Happy Birthday Mrs. Woolf.
She had awesome friends
Virginia Woolf's social circle was cool enough to have its own name, The Bloomsbury Group. The pack included poet T.S. Eliot, economist John Maynard Keynes, novelist E.M. Forester, painter Duncan Grant, and many more.
Those friends were adventurous in the bedroom
The Bloomsbury Group didn't just sit around the parlor drinking tea and discussing literature. They also had torrid love affairs—extramarital, polyamorous, and homosexual—with each oth...Read More »
- Woman S Day | Financially Fit | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 12:03 PM EST | Comments
Try these tips that make squirreling away cash painless and even fun.
All the personal finance gurus (and your mother) have told you to save for future emergencies. But making it a reality-given that you're overdue for a haircut and food prices are rising fast-is easier said than done. Besides, many people have a mental block against putting away money, even when they have a few extra bucks. Click through to find ways you can fool yourself into saving without feeling the day-to-day pinch. Photo by Getty Images.
1. Groupon the necessities.
Whenever you see something you truly need (such as new glasses or teeth cleaning) on Groupon or Living Social, grab the deal. Then figure out what you would have spent full price, and bank the difference.
Related: Discover these 9 buys that are cheaper online.
2. Recruit online cheerleaders.
Rally your friends on Facebook or Pinterest to support your money-saving progress, then return the favor. Either start a group on Facebook to cheer one another on, or snap a pic of your stuff
- Astrology.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jan 24, 2013 11:16 AM EST | Comments
Your Sun Sign's Secret to Professional Success
It's no secret that any unique talents you possess can help you stand out at work. Now, with the powerful Sun and mindful Mercury having entered the free-thinking sign of Aquarius, put your own Sun sign to work for you with these concise tips on how to best make your mark professionally!
The ideas you gain from meeting and communicating with people from all walks of life will help you stand out from the crowd in your professional field.
Taurus: Promote yourself.
The more your managers and colleagues know about your abilities, the more successful you'll ultimately be.
Gemini: Study and travel.
Life is about constantly learning, so never forget that your adventures will always provide fuel for your upward success.
Cancer: Invest in your future.
Your career won't last forever. Take time to learn how to create extra income through savings, property, and other investments.
Unearth how your ambition, natural skills and sociability can get you on the fast t...Read More »
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Thu, May 16, 2013 1:45 PM EDT | Comments
After nine long years, The Office is coming to a close tonight (sad!). And while there are plenty of things we'll miss-Jim and Dwight's pranks, Kevin's one-liners, and all the Andy drama-no one will ever replace the man who started it all.
So, in honor of the show's finale, we decided to review the management stylings of Michael Scott and share a few nuggets of workplace wisdom we've gained from him over the years. Sit back, relax, and learn from the World's Best Boss.
1. After sitting at your desk all day, sometimes you just need to move.
Source: What Should BC Call Us
2. Bring snacks, and you'll instantly make friends at the office.
Source: Daily Dose of Memo
3. Stick to your guns.
4. Inspire your employees with motivational quotes.
5. Make time for team bonding.
Source: Little Moments
6. Celebrate even the little wins.
7. Sometimes, you just have to wing it.
Sou...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, May 16, 2013 12:42 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You long for the excitement of an action movie -- but you should just shell out the price of a ticket rather than trying to drum up that kind of action in real life. You have more important, albeit boring, things to take care of today.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Daily Grind Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
If any of your detractors has a better plan than yours, invite them to lead the way; otherwise, simply block them out. You don't want to waste your energy on a power struggle today. Too much is at stake.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Harmony Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
It's a lot of fun working with like-minded people -- but if you're stuck with people who take offense at every little thing you say, then keep all debate out o
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 16, 2013 12:20 PM EDT | Comments
My family picked through our community guide and selected a couple of day camps for our boys. They'll head to a community center to do arts, crafts, swimming, and gym activities for a week in July and a week in August. Some of the camps in our community looked spectacular, but were were WAY too expensive. That being said, some people have no problem breaking the bank when it comes to giving their children summer adventures. Business Insider has compiled a list of some of the most expensive summer camps for kids. The cost of these camps starts at $10,000 for the summer, and it only goes up from there. Take a look at 7 of the most outrageous options! - By Buzz BishopMORE ON BABBLE
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, May 16, 2013 11:12 AM EDT | Comments
Do any of us really feel like we have enough money? If we're lucky, the answer is yes; we can pay for housing, food, medical care, clothes, and Legos. But what if we had more than enough? What if we got a million dollars - with no strings and no taxes - dropped in our laps? This is a favorite fantasy of mine. I like to think about all the ways I could configure a million bucks to make things better for my family and my community. With no winner in last night's Powerball drawing, the jackpot has grown to a whopping $475 million dollars! While winning that would be a nice chunk of change, I asked my readers to tell me what they'd do with a mere million dollars, and the results were interesting. Nearly everyone jumped to pay off debts first. Lots of people wanted to set up trust funds for their kids' futures, especially the parents of special needs kids. And nearly everyone wants a vacation. Funny or sad, these wishes tell stories of what real families really want. Click through to read w...Read More »
- Babble.com | Work + Money | Wed, May 15, 2013 6:51 PM EDT | CommentsThe phone rings. It's 6 at night, and, if your house is anything like mine, you're making dinner, packing lunches for the next day, feeding a hungry baby, telling the dog not to bark at the cat, and trying to remember what you signed up to bring for the teacher appreciation lunch. It's not exactly a great time for a phone conversation. So, I don't answer.
You might not, either. But if you do, and you find you're speaking to a professional telemarketer fundraiser, consider hanging up. Or, tell your mother (or grandmother) to hang up and not to send a check the next time a fundraising phone call from a stranger comes to her home phone.
Don't make donations to these companies over the phone.
Nonprofits need donors. Most of them are run by passionate, dedicated people who want to make the world a better place, whether it's providing shelter for families fleeing domestic violence or training midwives in India. Support well-run nonprofits you know and believe in. ...Read More »
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