In May I got really into reading about startups and small businesses. In addition to the Lean Startup, which I wrote about a few weeks ago, I also read two other books for budding entrepreneurs: Built to Sell and The $100 Startup. All three books have their strong points, but the one thing that stood out to me from Chris Guillebeau’s The $100 Startup […]

I’ve been consistently blogging for several years now, and admittedly when I first started, I spent a lot of time on it. I’d spend hours coming up with topics, crafting a publishing calendar, obsessing over what to write, and carefully pounding out posts that had to be between 800 and 1200 words – the optimal blog post length, or so […]

Oftentimes when we face unemployment, we fall into the trap of just taking any job we can. After all, we have to make ends meet somehow, right? However, realize that you should try to aim for a job that you can at least tolerate, if not enjoy. Christina Faulkner, a Career Advisor for Syracuse University Career Services, offered this advice. “It’s […]

With hiring managers receiving anywhere from 25 to 100 resumes per job opening, making sure that your resume stands out is more important than ever before. You could find a service to write your resume for you, but if you’re not sure about investing money in your resume, you’ll have to do some work on your own. Fortunately, there are a […]

Here’s an obvious statement for you: we spend a large majority of our time at work (unless you’re lucky enough to work from home). For fashionistas, this means the time that we have to put our style on display is pretty limited to a professional atmosphere. But this of course does not mean that we cannot put our fashion skills […]

In 2011, a guy named Eric Ries wrote a book outlining an approach for methodically creating ambitious projects in an environment filled with uncertainty. This book – and the approach – are called The Lean Startup. Since the book came out, a whole movement has formed around building startups in this lean method. There is a website, meetup groups, spinoff books and […]

Consider what comes to mind when you hear the name of one of America’s most popular beverages: Coca-Cola. Does a picture of the infamous red can and script Coke logo instantly come to mind? Can you almost taste the refreshing sweetness of an ice cold Coke straight from the cooler? Even if you absolutely hate the taste of Coke, the point is […]

Though your master life plan may include consistent employment, life throws you curve balls. For many reasons, there could be stretches of time when you are unemployed: whether you grew weary in your job search and gave up for a while, you graduated from college and took a break from working for a few years while living in your parent’s basement, […]

When you think about interviewing for a job, what most likely comes to mind is a one-time interview, or possibly a few rounds of interviews before you know whether or not you got the job. But what if your interview lasted over three months? Nate Wieser, a Healthcare Sales Executive at ContextMedia, was interviewed for his position for over three […]

In the time that you have between arranging the job interview and sitting down to answer the first question, you have to become the professional persona that you have taken the time and effort to capture in your resume. Divide your time on a two-to-one ratio. For every hour that you spend on the mechanics of preparation-researching the company, your […]