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Posted April 17, 2014 by

Four Costly Student Loan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Gold image of graduate chained to debt

Gold image of graduate chained to debt. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in a lot of student loan debt. In fact, as a country we’re in considerably more student loan debt than we are in credit card debt. However, student loan debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing especially if it helped or is helping to fund an education that will pay dividends for the next several decades in the form of a higher income. Having said (or written) that, there are several mistakes that students make regarding the use of student loans and they can be easily avoided. (more…)

Posted March 14, 2014 by

Congratulations, College Graduate – Now Pay Back Your Loans

Young female graduate in cap and gown

Young female graduate in cap and gown. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Congratulations, you’ve just graduated from college. If you’re one of the lucky few, you’ve secured a job and a place to live and bought a new car. You’re living the dream, right? Oh yes, about that debt you incurred to secure the education that landed you the job that afforded you the home, the car, the dream—you have to pay that back. (more…)

Posted February 05, 2014 by

Why You Should Celebrate Your Mom Going Back to School

Smiling mother with school belongings carrying her daughter

Smiling mother with school belongings carrying her daughter. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If your mother wants to go back to school, she is part of a nationwide trend. Many mothers are returning to the classroom after their children are grown. The National Center for Education Statistics found that women over the age of 40 make up nearly 11 percent of the undergraduate student body at colleges and universities throughout the United States. (more…)

Posted January 23, 2014 by

What to Potentially Expect for Your Entry Level Job Search in 2014

If your goal is to land an entry level job in 2014, then you should be aware of factors that could affect your job search.  In the following post, learn some predictions for this year that can help your preparation for this process.

We’re not too far into the new year… this is still a great time for resolutions and setting goals we want to achieve in the coming year. It’s also a time for predictions regarding changes and trends we expect to materialize. Here are the noteworthy predictions for 2014, both from me and experts in

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Considering Freelancing in Your Search for Recent Graduate Jobs? 10 Websites to Help You Get Started

Have you considered freelancing as you search for recent graduate jobs? If so, learn about 10 websites that can help you get started in this career in the following post.

Is one of your New Year’s goals to make money as a freelancer? Or maybe you already have a few clients but want to propel your freelance business forward this year? No need to grasp around in the dark. Instead, take advice from freelancers who have gone before you! Here are 10 websites

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Posted January 16, 2014 by

Just Landed Your First Entry Level Job? 5 Important Lessons to Learn

While you might have expectations for your first entry level job, you will likely find out that everything is not as you imagine.  Here are five important lessons to learn in your new position in the following post.

When you graduated from college, what did you imagine the corporate world would be like? Maybe you fancied yourself sashaying into the office in a nice suit, surrounded by likeminded people and finally — finally! — buying that sports car/gadget/designer outfit you always wanted. Well, that’s certainly part of the package. But there’s more. No matter what field

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Posted January 09, 2014 by

Working on Jobs for Recent College Graduates in 2014? 5 Career Resolutions to Consider

So, you’ve made your personal resolutions for 2014, but how about those for your career?  If you’re working on jobs for recent college graduates this year, think about making these five resolutions for your career found in the following post.

In this blog post Heather Townsend, author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and ‘The Go-To Expert’ explores 5 career resolutions everyone should make in 2014 1. Follow your passion and play to your strengths When we play to our strengths and do something that we are really passionate about our productivity and performance generally soars. But it

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Posted December 26, 2013 by

The 5 Things You Need to Do to Get a Raise

Sara Sutton Fell

Sara Sutton Fell, Salary.com contributing writer

Gone are the days of annual reviews and yearly raises. Today’s workforce has to truly think (and work!) outside the box in order to earn their extra 5%. So if you’re looking to increase your income, you’ll need to start laying the groundwork down now in order to ask for a raise later.

Here are five ways in which you can ultimately ensure a raise at work. (more…)

Posted December 16, 2013 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs in Accounting and Finance for 2014? Part 2

Are you about to graduate from college, and start searching for entry level jobs in accounting or finance?  If so, part two of the following post lists some opportunities you might be interested in.

This is the second in our three-part series on entry-level finance and accounting jobs to consider for recent or soon-to-be graduates with 4-year accounting or finance degrees. In part one, we covered entry-level jobs in the…

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Posted December 12, 2013 by

Looking for Entry Level Jobs in Accounting and Finance for 2014? Part 1

Are you about to graduate from college, and start searching for entry level jobs in accounting or finance?  If so, part one of the following post lists some opportunities you might be interested in.

Recent grads will either head to graduate school or start looking for a job. If you’re a soon-to-be graduate, in search of entry-level accounting and finance jobs, what type of position appeals to you? The competition is stiff for…

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