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How to Land A Job At Google

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / September 19, 2014

For most people, getting a job at Google almost seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google? That one nerdy genius kid from high school that you never talked to…but perhaps should have befriended, right? It’s unfortunate because such assumptions deter many people from applying since they feel as though they don’t stand a chance. The summer before my senior year in college I received…

Expert Tips on How to Negotiate a Salary with Employers

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 25, 2014

Maybe it’s time for your annual review, maybe there’s been a recent restructuring, or maybe you are interviewing for a new job. Whatever the reason, the time has come for one of the most important and anxiety-inducing events in your career – negotiating your salary. Even in a down market, there are important reasons to negotiate your salary. You have to be careful though that you don’t make…

5 Questions to Ask An Interviewer

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 22, 2014

  When going into a job interview, candidates prepare to answer tough questions and perfect their elevator pitches. However, a crucial part of the interview process is often forgotten. Interviewees often hesitate to ask questions pertaining to the company and position, but creating a discussion around these topics (at the appropriate opportunities) can show that a candidate is thoughtful, eager, and interested. Here are five must-ask questions to…

Stop Wasting Time: 7 Things Highly Productive People Do Every Day

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 14, 2014

  After spending the last several years coaching people and corporations on how to create Success with Ease, I’ve realized that one of the biggest obstacles to success is the gap between perceived and actual productivity. People often think they are being productive, yet they are not actually moving the needle in the areas that matter most. Instead, many of us choose to complete the simple tasks to…

Start Small: Why Small Companies Make Great First Jobs

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 11, 2014

Big companies dominate our lives. We use our iPhone to search Google, log on to Facebook to interact with our friends, and shop on Amazon. It can be hard to remember that smaller companies even exist, particularly when it’s time to look for a job. Many job seekers look to the big companies first, thinking they offer the best platform to launch a successful career. Working for a…

7 Unconventional Ways To Save Serious Money

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Personal Finance / May 8, 2014

Bootstrapping.  The very word conjures visions of Ramen noodles, re-worn shirts, and sleeping on the floor. But it doesn’t have to be torturous.  I’ve personally saved over $2,550 a month while living like a king using the tactics below. That makes a big difference for a fledgling business (and fledgling business owner). These tactics are battle tested and non-obvious for many.  Yes, you need to cut back on…

Why Does the Hiring Process Take So Long For Young Professionals?

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 7, 2014

The hiring process for new graduates can often be lengthy. Many employers are looking for young professionals with new ideas to add to their team. They may take a longer time to vet them, however, unlike with a veteran professional who might be fast-tracked due to his significant job experience.  This doesn’t mean an employer is reluctant to offer you the job. On the contrary, this is your…

Why Learning to Say NO is Good For Your Career

by / ⠀Career Advice / May 6, 2014

Well, let’s face it! We all have been in a situation when our boss knowingly or unknowingly makes us work beyond we actually would want to. There have been times when we are already running short on a deadline and still, owing to our inability to say a simple “no”, we take on another assignment which obviously would make us curse ourselves later on. So, what is it…

6 Ways to Foster Collaboration in Your Workplace

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / May 3, 2014

What do the “The Avengers,” “The A-Team,” “The Expendables,” and “X-Men” have in common? They are all stories of individuals combining their talents to achieve a common goal. Teamwork brings victory in the world of fiction, and it can help you succeed in business, too. Collaboration is a big theme for small businesses today for a reason: It works. As CEO of the first e-commerce company in the commercial printing space, I…

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