Four Seasonal Job Tips

The holidays are on their way!  If you work seasonally, now’s the best time to get cooking on those applications.  Here’s a few tips to kick off the season right. First come, first serve. It’s never too early to start searching.  Get your ducks in a row early, and start applying.  Employers like organizing their schedules ahead of time to reduce problems.  Show up fast and grab the best spot you can—before someone else does. Put yourself out there. Sell yourself, market your presence.  More than 75 percent of employers agree; it’s impressive when a candidate follows up after an Continue Reading

You Can Make a Living…From Drinking Beer

Men and beer have enjoyed each other’s presence for millennia.  Men have historically dominated the world of beer, and women rarely partook in the culture to the same extent. Oddly enough, although men consume 72.8% of the world’s beer, women are actually better beer tasters.  Studies prove it, and we’ll show you why. According to SABMiller, owner of Miller and Coors brands, women have a better sense for key flavor chemicals. “Females,” they say, “[are often] more sensitive about the levels of flavor,” says Barry Axcell, Chief Brewer for SABMiller. Axcell believes that women are better tasters than men.  Currently, Continue Reading

You Don’t Need the Ivy League. Here’s 15 Fantastic Colleges You Can Attend Instead

You don’t need to go to an Ivy League school to get a great education.  Millions of Americans have built lucrative and satisfying professional careers without going to an Ivy League school, and you can too. Take a look at 15 of the best colleges that you can actually attend.  Colleges ordered ranked by national ranking, and all have an acceptance rate of at least 50%.  Check out Money Magazine for a full run down. SCHOOL LOCATION OVERALL RANK NET PRICE OF A DEGREE ACCEPTANCE RATE 1. Principia College Elsah, Ill. 32 $65,520 87% 2. University of Washington-Bothell Bothell, Wash. 37 125,690 74% Continue Reading

How to Search for Jobs like a Pro

You don’t have to struggle in the job market.  We know it’s competitive, but there are many proven strategies that experts recommend to win at this game.  Anybody can be successful in the job market if they have the right strategies.  1 – Stand Out from the Crowd Don’t ignore this often overused piece of advice—it’s really important here.  Companies are swamped with resumes, and you need to be different to stand out.  Be creative, and adjust based on the company you’re applying to.  Don’t recycle resumes, they can tell.  It makes you look like you don’t care, so write Continue Reading

How to Land a Part in a Major Movie

Get paid to stand—out of focus—in front of Jennifer Lawrence. Do you want to work with A-list actors and actresses, get paid, all without any prior acting experience?  You sure can, as a movie extra!  Think about it: Chances are, all you have to do is, well, what you normally do.  Every day.  Movies reflect the world, and the world has lots of people in it.  Most of the time, directors need to cast huge numbers of ordinary people to just act ordinary (in the particular context of the movie, of course).  Things like walking, driving, eating, or just sitting Continue Reading

Live Your Childhood Dreams-How to Be a Disney Park Actor

Remember Halloween as a kid?  You were undoubtedly wash in a sea of Disney.  Princes, princesses, beasts—you name it.  Every year, tens of thousands of kids dream of the world of Disney.  For the adults still captivated by this magical world, it could be a dream come true. Every day, Disney trains princes and princesses to play the part at their parks. Royalty not your thing?  Don’t forget about Mickey, Tigger, Goofy, and Captain Hook.  All of these characters work together to make Disney parks the happiest places in the world. Want to make those old childhood dreams come true?  Continue Reading

The Funniest Things People Ever Said on a Resume

Since your first résumé, you have been told to be creative, stand out from others and possibly even knock an employer’s socks off. While this is typically great advice, there is such a thing as taking it too far. No matter what approach you take, your résumé is an advertisement of YOU with the goal of securing a first interview. If you advertise outrageous, ridiculous or crazy, don’t be surprised when you are passed by. Here’s a few of our favorites: Objectives “To work in an office with coffee and food. This helps me be productive.” “I want to be a billionaire.” “To Continue Reading

The Most Interesting (and Ridiculous) Jobs Out There

Here’s a curve ball for you. Chances are, you had no idea any of these jobs existed. From insanely monotonous to surprisingly obsolete, here’s the wildest list of jobs companies actually pay people to do. The Doorman Back in the day, the doorman used to open the door.  Today, most doormen have been replaced by machines.  Doors usually aren’t that heavy, and people generally don’t expect the same formalities that they used to.  Surprisingly, doormen are still…well…opening doors for people to this day!  Many high-end venues treat the position with the same necessity as previous generations, and lots of people still Continue Reading

Make a Living from the Couch—And Get Paid to Watch TV!

Hold on to your remote for this one—you can get paid to watch TV all day. You heard right!  Netflix hires specialized TV watchers called, ‘taggers’ to watch TV shows and movies from their catalog and ‘tag’ each program. Similar to tagging a blog, taggers choose from a massive thousand-word pool to choose words that best describe the show. The tags are used to help Netflix narrow down searches and personalize it’s users video suggestions.  As you can imagine, landing a tagging job is no piece of cake.  The field is highly competitive, and only the most passionate TV and movie Continue Reading

Considering a Frozen Food Tasting Job? It May Not Be as Good as You Think

As a freelance illustrator, Matthew taste-tested frozen foods to make ends meet.  Everything from frozen Chinese food to French fries, he ate it.  Four hours a day, for 3 days of the week.  And for $16.50 an hour, it almost seemed worth it.  But it wasn’t—this job isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. The excessive salt would cause terrible blisters in his mouth. Fried food has never appealed to him since.  What was most interesting about the experience was seeing the reality behind the food we eat. Focus groups play a major part in every aspect of our food; Continue Reading

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