03.02.15
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Four Ways to Impress Your New Boss

If you have a new boss, it’s important to start off on the right foot. After all, you want to let them know they made

02.26.15
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Is Working Worth It When You Have Kids?

When you have kids, it’s easy to question whether it makes sense for both parents to work outside the home. I know; I’ve been there.

02.22.15
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How One Social Media Mistake Can Wreck Your Financial Future

More than 100 years before Facebook was conceived in Mark Zuckerberg’s dorm room, Mark Twain, one of America’s most beloved authors, offered some words of

02.20.15

Is an Unpaid Internship Worth It?

Unpaid internships are definitely a hot-button issue for college students and recent grads. Ross Perlin, author of  “Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn

02.16.15
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Seven Truths About Self-Employment

It’s three hours until closing time and you’re already counting down. Once the clock strikes 5 p.m., you are ready to race out that door

02.07.15
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Small Business Saturday: Mending the Music Makers

Becoming a luthier is not a good career choice, period, says Cat Fox emphatically. But just in case there’s any doubt about her point, she

02.07.15
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Stop Suffering From Vacation Deprivation

Americans don’t always take advantage of their paid vacation days. A recent study by Expedia.com explored the vacation habits of 7,855 employed adults from all over the world, and it

02.04.15
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College Electives That Will Boost Your Job Prospects

Got some room in your schedule for an elective or two? Avoid the temptation to fill that spot with an “easy A,” a course that’s

02.01.15
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13 Great Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Working during college is a great way to reduce your student loan debt while still in school, not to mention beef up your resume a bit.

01.31.15

Seven Ways to Motivate Employees

In the famous scene from “Glengarry Glen Ross,” Alec Baldwin is brought in as a corporate consultant from “the big boys downtown.” His condescending demeanor,

01.30.15
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The ‘Golden Handcuffs’

Your job pays you well. Quite well. You have good benefits and your paychecks are sweet. The problem is… you’re unhappy. Your job is stressful

01.26.15
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Make the Most of a College Job Fair

If your main goal after college is to land a job, attending a college career fair has to feel somewhat like visiting Willy Wonka’s chocolate

01.19.15
No wonder you have trouble working at home. It helps to create a workspace and stick to regular hours (and move the dog). Photo: John

How to Stay Productive When Working at Home

The phone keeps ringing. The kitchen sink is full of dishes. The dog has been snoring for 30 minutes and you desperately need to write

01.14.15

Coding Boot Camps: Three Months to Six Figures?

The mention of coding boot camps may conjure images of helmets and laptops. Far from it. They’re intensive programs, nine to 12 weeks on average, that

01.04.15
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How to Choose the Right Major

Spring semester is about to start, and if you haven’t declared a major yet, your “exploratory” or “undecided” days may be numbered. But choosing a college major

01.03.15
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How Will Dailey Makes a Living as a Middle-Class Musician

Will Dailey’s music career began with a spatula and a tennis racket. As a child, the Boston-area native would lead imaginary orchestras while listening to

12.24.14

Why I’m Going Back to Grad School — Or Not

To go or not to go? That is the question. If you’re in a mental traffic jam about graduate school, this post is for you. The

12.16.14
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Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that

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