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, right?  Actually, not quite.  Gender was hardly a factor, in fact, 52% of admittedly hungover respondents were women, compared to 50% of men.  Don’t speculate 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

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 with the higher-ups.  When you encounter these people, you need to understand how to properly approach them and get your name out there.  They probably 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

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. At Virgin, Richard Branson proposed this new vacation policy which gives their employees the flexibility to create their own vacation schedule, and have the vacation 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

Ready to Quit your Job? Make it Memorable.

Ever sit and dream about unloading on your boss?  Just step into the office, inhale, and shout every little grievance that’s ever on your mind…and top it all off by yelling, “I QUIT!”  That may not always be the best way to go about it, but we’ll show you how to really quit in style!  Just watch the two videos below to get an idea. …or, you can add a little feeling to it…

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