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Posted May 18, 2015 by

7 enticing tips for recent grads to negotiate salary like nobody else

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Show Me The Money card with sky background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Searching for work can be a daunting task at the best of times. It can be even more difficult if you are looking for work in a niche area. It is possible that in the excitement of obtaining a job you forget the last, most important obstacle. Your salary! This is the main reason for working and the reason you have been studying hard for so many years. It may seem rude or ungrateful to negotiate your salary when you have not even started the job yet; in fact this is one of the best opportunities to go through this process.

The majority of bosses will have more respect for you if you negotiate on your salary. The following tips will ensure you remain professional: (more…)

Posted April 23, 2015 by

Exploring pay gaps between jobs abroad and at home – Is moving to another country really worth it?

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Dollar and euro banknotes background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Moving to a new country can be an exciting prospect; with the lure of benefits packages, lower living costs and potentially higher wages all conspiring to provide a potentially much higher quality of life.

Before taking the plunge it’s essential to do your research. Salaries can be higher in other countries than at home, but there are other factors to take into consideration and there is certainly no fixed rule. Variables such as the country you plan to move to, your chosen sector, your own qualifications and experience, and even – depending on the country – your gender; these are all things which will play a part in how much you can expect to earn. Qualifications given in the UK may not be recognised in another country, and this is particularly true with professions like teaching.

In addition to the wages themselves other factors will determine whether at the end of the day you actually end up with more in your pocket than you did back home. Tax will be a big part of this and it’s important to do research around this; know the UK rules on tax if and when you return to home soil, as well as those for your destination of choice. (more…)

Posted December 10, 2014 by

Advice for Graduates Seeking Opportunities Overseas

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Ready for success. Four college graduates standing in a row and smiling. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Finishing university sends people in a variety of different directions. Some people miss the academic setting they are leaving, but others yearn to begin their working lives. Fortunately, options for both types of people have increased dramatically as the world has become more connected. For some students, pursuing work or additional training abroad can lead to exciting opportunities that they might not have access to in their home countries. Before jumping on a plane, though, graduates should consider a few important issues. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Embark on a New Life: Top 3 Cities for College Grads

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Young man indoors holding card boxes. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Recent college grads can expect a slightly better job outlook than those who graduated in 2013, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Spring Update Survey. The survey revealed that employers plan to hire 8.6 percent more 2014 graduates than they hired from last year’s 2013 class. Unfortunately, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll have a much easier time nabbing that perfect job—increase the odds just by living in the city that is right for you. (more…)

Posted January 10, 2014 by

4 Cities in 4 U.S. Regions Perfect to Start a Startup

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Green startup road sign with arrow pointing up. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Why find a job when you can make your own?

That’s the mantra for 20-somethings looking to make their way as entrepreneurs – and start a company rather than join one.

But where should you go once you leave your college town or your parents’ house? Here are some of the best places around the country to get started on your startup. (more…)

Posted November 22, 2013 by

How Students Are Turning to Unconventional Methods to Pay Tuition

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Money in a jar for a college fund. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College was once considered a path to financial stability and security. These days, however, with the cost of tuition increasing 500 percent in the last 60 years, paying for college has become a major source of financial stress for many students and their families. Most won’t be able to pay for the cost of living expenses and tuition outright, and will turn to student loans—which can add up to hefty debt. In fact, the average student loan for a four-year institution is $25,000, which can take up to 40 years to pay off and are not eligible for assistance from conventional services that assist with these matters, like most debt relief agencies. (more…)