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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.
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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.
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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 track...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:28 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
A stroke of inspiration can go a long way toward boosting your finances today -- but only if you act on it! Don't let this self-made opportunity slip by you. It can't wait; the time to take action is now.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Profits are your idea of sex appeal -- at least today! You're all over the numbers like flies on honey today. You just can't draw your eyes away, no matter how hard a significant other, or a new fling, tries.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Past Life Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You've got some catching up to do -- and you need to do it today if you want to take advantage of new opportunities that will be presenting themselves soon. Pretend you're on your way out the door -- because you will be soon enough, to something brand new.
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- Ameya Pendse | Work + Money | Thu, Jun 13, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Comments
Most artists spend a lifetime finding both success and passion with their art. Tracy Lee Stum, known on Flickr as Tracy Stum, is one of those exceptions. Tracy makes a living traveling the world creating interactive 3D street art - beautiful chalk masterpieces on the sidewalk....Read More »
“I love what I do because I get to take a piece of pavement and transform it into this amazing, imaginary world,” Tracy says in the accompanying video. “And the great thing about it is people can actually step into and be a part of it!”
Tracy says she was born an artist who loved drawing and painting as a child. She studied art in school and became a successful mural painter. However, her discovery of street art was a total accident. In 1998, she happened upon a street painting festival in Santa Barbara, CA and was immediately drawn to it.
“I went over there and thought, ‘Oh my god! Here are hundreds of people, down on the pavement making these amazing masterpieces with chalk pastel! It was incredible,’” Stacy says.
- Sadie Nardini, Author Of The 21-day Yoga Body | Work + Money | Thu, Jun 13, 2013 2:55 PM EDT | Comments
I make around half a million dollars a year...teaching yoga.
When most people find this out, they say the same thing, "I wish I could make that much doing what I love!" Well, I'm here to tell you how.
I didn't start out with anything special, besides a natural interest in helping others. I didn't have money, training, Internet savvy, or special favors. I did, however, have a corporate job I hated, and very little energy left to put toward my dreams.
It took me about a decade to achieve what I'm about to tell you, but allow me to save you a lot of time. If you dive into these 10 steps you'll be more financially abundant and turn your work hours into your life's work instead.
Get a notebook, and give each of the 10 steps some serious thought. Brainstorm about them and write down what action steps arise. This is your "Dream Weaving Manual," and you'll need it to guide you as you go.
1. Tear down the walls. When it comes to living your dreams, you can be your own best friend-or your worst...Read More »
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Thu, Jun 13, 2013 1:21 PM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You need to take action, or you will instantaneously combust! That's a good thing, because you have wasted far too many brilliant ideas to idle talk and daydreaming to lose another one. Today is your day, Aries -- go for it.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Astro Identity Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Things are changing, slowly but surely. If you've been tapping your foot impatiently, then you should have some relief today. Small signs are starting to add up to ever-bigger ones -- especially where money is concerned.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
You need to communicate your hopes, wishes and goals -- because no one is able to read your mind. If you want that position or promotion, or think you would be perfect for a new job, today is the day to speak up.
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- Babble.com | Work + Money | Thu, Jun 13, 2013 12:31 PM EDT | Comments
The older my kids get, the more expensive their tastes become. I don't have to tell you that teaching our kids the value of money from a young age is vitally important - and just how important that is becomes more and more apparent the more iPhones and designer jeans they seem to need. Quite simply, the very best way to teach our kids financial responsibility is to provide them with the opportunity to earn money for themselves. What better way to get started than with a summer job! And since those video games and designer clothes won't pay for themselves, you need ways to get them to bring in some cash of there own. Click through for 7 summer jobs for tweens! -By Lori Garcia...Read More »
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