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Posted August 29, 2014 by

4 Effective Ways to Beat Job Search Stress

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Frustrated man unable to find a job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Normally job seekers find themselves in a helpless position while searching for a new employment opportunity. Luckily, there are some tactics by which job seekers can reduce their high stress and land on a right job. All of us know that stress is the enemy that opposes a job seeker to find a better job unless they learn the effective ways of beating job search stress. If you’re also engaged in the job search process and also affected by a high stress level then you’re reading the right content. Take a look at the information shared below to beat your job stress smartly. (more…)

Posted March 13, 2014 by

Considering Freelancing Jobs for Recent College Graduates? What You Should Think About

For those of you considering freelancing jobs for recent college graduates, the following post shares some things to think about before making this decision.

Ready to jump from your 9-to-5 to full-time freelancing? Great! From making your own hours to setting your own fees, freelancing has tons of benefits. But what many startup ‘lancers don’t know is that freelancing can also be costly. You are, after all, essentially starting a business. Plus, you’re moving from steady paychecks to the unknown territory of

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Posted July 19, 2013 by

6 Ways to Save Money During a Job Search

Salary.com male photoCurrently, there are around 23 million people either out of work or underemployed, and the number of people out of work for more than six months has doubled in the past three years. Understandably, the pressure to get a job can make it easy to develop a find-work-at-all-costs mentality.

However, this approach isn’t necessary and can even be hazardous to your job search. To launch an effective job search and avoid going into unnecessary debt, consider these money-saving tips. (more…)

Posted June 13, 2013 by

Did anyone here put themselves through college?

Female graduate holding piggyback with savings for education

Female graduate holding piggybank with savings for education. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you believe you did, see if any of the criteria in the following post confirm your feeling.

I was speaking to some recent grad friends of mine and one commented, that no college kids put themselves through school b/c parents pay for everything. My response, immediate b.s. I’m inclined to think “most” students (I prefer to call them kids) don’t but a few do. (more…)

Posted May 24, 2013 by

How to Pay for College and Avoid Expensive Loans

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Bag of money for college plan. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Most college students enter the workplace in debt, according to a report published by the Institute for College Access & Success. The report states that the average college student graduates owing $26,600. This debt can really put a damper on a person’s after-college plans. It means hitting the job marketplace right away and often accepting the first job, as opposed to your dream job. In order to keep costs down, it’s recommended that students find ways to pay for college as they’re taking classes. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2010 by

Expenses College Students Should Avoid

As they get ready to head off to school, most college students are probably looking for ways to save a few extra pennies.  The writer of one article says that students can do without certain expenses that will relieve some financial stress.  There are suggestions that do make sense, but others college students may disagree with.

Take a look at some of these non-expenditures and my thoughts on them.

New textbooks – Yes, new textbooks are expensive, but college students need the right information and materials.  However, if possible, see if you can borrow textbooks from friends.

Printer – I used the computer lab and library for printing while in college.  Remember, these are campus resources, so use them.

Pricey smart phone plan – This definitely is true.  If you’re like me and don’t use your cell phone excessively, then prepaid is the way to go.

Credit card – Before you get a credit card, consider a debit card.  This way, you can’t get in trouble for how much money you spend because that is based on the total amount on the debit card.

Big meal plan – As a college student, you probably won’t be able to afford fast food everyday.  See if your school offers a meal plan, and determine if it works for you.

For more expenses, college students should avoid, see the link below.

College is a financial investment, but it doesn’t have to be as costly as you might think if you’re willing to make some sacrifices.

Information provided by Marc A. Wojno.

Source

http://www.kiplinger.com/features/archives/2009/08/10-things-college-students-do-not-need.html