Starting a Coworking Space Business? What You Need to Know

Coworking offices went pop a few years ago and the number of startups looking to scoop profits in the niche has been on a steady rise ever since. Nowadays, the competition is pretty fierce and collaborative office startups have to constantly improve service quality and amenities on offer if they’re to retain existing members and…

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8 Weird Ways to Make Some Money When In-Between Careers

While you are tweaking your resume and creating the next literary masterpiece also known as your motivation letter, you unfortunately have to worry about food, shelter and concert tickets, all of which require financial stability in this day and age. In order to ensure sustenance for this gray area of your professional development, there are…

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How to gently ask for a pay raise

Being a part of the working world means that you have face a few hurdles from time to time, both big and small. Everything from travelling a little too much to forgetting to sponsor your work colleague’s 100th marathon can lead to stress and headaches. However, no hurdle is bigger than getting up the courage…

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Is Passion Enough for a Career Change?

Once you start talking to your friends and family about making a career change, they may pass on some interesting advice. One of the go-to pieces of advice almost always comes down to the path to career happiness. It is as simple as turning what you like into a way to make money, but is…

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3 Practical Careers For The Mechanically-Minded

Even in today’s troubled economy, there is high demand for people who are mechanically trained and competent, and this demand is not expected to go down any. For people planning their careers who enjoy working with and understanding machinery, there are several good options. Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineers design, create, test, and improve mechanical systems,…

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Received A New Promotion? 3 Ways To Set Yourself Up For Success

There are few better feelings in your career than the news that you have just been promoted. It is a sign that your employer values your hard work and skills that you bring to the team. However, now that you have earned a higher status within the organization, it is time to prove that you…

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Killer Skills: What Makes You A Better Job Candidate Than The Rest

In a market saturated with resumes and cover letters, you probably fear that yours will become lost. If you do not have the top skills, then your fear may come into fruition. Instead of allowing your dreams to end up lost in cyberspace or at the bottom of a wastebasket, learn the skills that you…

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New Job? Make Sure Your Withholdings Aren’t Too High?

Many taxpayers receive moderate to large refunds from the IRS each year, and one of the more common reasons for this is when withholdings are established too high. Most taxpayers enjoy receiving a refund, but it often is preferred to receive slightly higher paychecks so that you can enjoy access to the funds throughout the…

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4 Industries Increasingly In Need Of Trained Professionals

The job market appears to be making recovery, but there has also been speculation about a new recession getting ready to hit soon. In cities, it is especially hard to find good work despite media reports to the contrary, especially for people just getting out of university. A university degree does not have the power…

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Feeling Overqualified? Try These Remedies

When I work with clients who have heard that objection, I usually tell them they need to consider what motivates that response.  They need to put themselves in the interviewer’s shoes.  Typically, overqualified could mean – (1) you’re expecting too much money and they don’t have that kind of salary range available (2) you are…

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