Spotting job scams

Scammers are everywhere. From fake IRS calls, Nigerian prince emails, fake computer viruses and even job sites. One of our users recently reached out to us regarding a job scam she ran into. They sent her a $3k signing bonus check, unlocked upon being hired, and asked her to do an interview on Whatsapp. During the interview, they asked her to install several different software on her computer, so she could be able to “perform” Continue Reading

How to (Finally) Get that Raise You Deserve

Think it’s time for a raise?  Your boss probably isn’t going to pay you more if you don’t ask. Few good things happen without cause. If you master these skills, you’ll be able to pitch with confidence and get the salary you deserve. Focus on the previous six months Formulate a list of your ten biggest accomplishments of the period, and how it benefitted the company.   Be sure to highlight any occasions when you exceeded Continue Reading

Working Hungover? It’s Not the End of the World…

According to lemon soda company Blowfish, over half of all Americans have showed up to work hungover.  Hopefully that makes you feel a little bit better—you’re not alone.  That’s not to say you should dawn those sunglasses and pop ibuprofen with pride, but it’s probably not the worst thing you could do. Back to the numbers.  It’s safe to assume the majority of that 50% were men, hungover from a bender out with the boys, Continue Reading

Suck Less at Networking! It’s Easy

Networking is a vital part of a great business strategy.  Knowing the right people can open doors for your career, but it’s not all ties and business cards.  There’s a lot more required to successfully network with business professionals.  Read on, and find out more. Figure Out the Power Dynamic The individuals in charge are very busy.  While it may be easy to score a coffee with coworkers, it’s not always a piece of cake Continue Reading

New Workplace Trend: Unlimited Vacation Days

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation?  Probably—but you can’t, because your boss wont let you.  Unless you work at Virgin or Netflix, that is.  Yeah, I’m about to say it.  Netflix and Virgin offer great vacation flexibility.  But it’s not just great, it’s as good as it gets.  Netflix and Virgin offer employees unlimited vacation days.  Meaning (in theory) you could take off as many days as you want, whenever you want. Continue Reading

Interview Strategies: “Tell Me More About Yourself.”

“If you could be any emoji, which one would you choose?” “What would you say is your greatest weakness?” You’ll have to answer tough questions during an interview.  There’s no way around it, and you can’t predict exactly what you’ll be asked.  Try answering the following questions to help yourself prepare.  Give it a shot and see how you do, it might just help you land that job you need! Tell me a bit about Continue Reading

A Surprising Reason Why Men Get Hired Over Equally Qualified Women

Why do major corporations like HP have a disproportionate amount of men in management?  Is there a massive sexist conspiracy to hire only men for well-paying jobs? According to an internal report, there’s definitely not! According to the Hewlett-Packard internal report, women (on average) applied less for top positions, because they doubted their ability to meet the qualifications.  It’s a self-inflicted wound!  Men, on the other hand, tended to overestimate their ability to meet the qualifications.  Continue Reading

Unhappy At Work? You Could Get Paid to Quit!

If you hate your job but can’t afford to quit, this article is for you.  Believe it or not, some companies actually pay people to quit their jobs!  This may sound illogical, but hear me out.  There’s a real reason for this, and you could benefit from it too. When employees are unhappy at work, everybody suffers.  Managers know this; as a result, some prudent managers are taking a proactive step to reduce this issue.  Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence: Will a Robot Steal Your Job?

The theme of man versus machine has been a popular subject for books and movies for decades.  Science fiction films like The Terminator highlight the darkest possible outcomes of technology.  Well into the twenty-first century, some of the fictional aspects of these stories are becoming reality.  Artificial Intelligence (or AI) is real, and gets more advanced with each passing year.  Though it’s not likely that robots will destroy us all, they could replace you at Continue Reading

5 Ways to Build Your Career with YouTube

You don’t have to be a celebrity to earn a living on YouTube.  You don’t need tremendous talent or expensive equipment either.  Making money on YouTube may seem like an unattainable dream, but it’s actually quite possible with the right strategies.  Thousands of ordinary people make a living on YouTube, and you can join the ranks by following five simple tips.  Before we begin, just remember that YouTube is freely accessible to most of the Continue Reading

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