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I Need a Job — Should I Work With a Recruiter?

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Job hunting can be a tiring and complicated process. This is especially true if you’re a recent graduate who’s new to the workforce, if you work in a specialized field or if the job market is especially volatile. Some job-seekers choose to work with recruiters, which can come with upsides and downsides. Should you work with one to land your next gig? We’ll dive into the pros and cons so you can decide what’s best for you.
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5 Job Posting Red Flags to Watch Out For

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After an uncertain 2020, jobs numbers are looking up again. With increasing employment rates and U.S. companies offering better wages and benefits, now is a great time for job seekers to hunt for their next career.  However, this employment rush has also opened the door for more suspicious listings and less-than-ideal job postings. Do you know how to spot scams and time-wasters in the sea of hiring notices? Be on the lookout for these five red flags as you search…
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Visual Resume Examples Blog

Visual Resumes: Do’s and Don’ts With 12 Examples

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Did you know that your resume has 7.4 seconds to make an impression? Hiring managers and recruiters evaluate hundreds of resumes every day. To stand out from the competition, visual resumes have become a popular trend but do they live up to the hype? We explore some do’s and don’ts for creating your own visual resume.
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Which Countries Get the Best Value Mobile Data?

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“Time is money,” they say. Depending on where in the world you are, data can be expensive, too. But when judging the value of a country’s mobile data plans, you need to take all three variables into account. What use is cheap data if you spend minute after minute waiting for it to load?
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Money Related Stress Blog

Money-Related Stress: 7 Tips from Psychologists

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If you regularly worry about money, you are not alone. Every year the American Psychological Association (APA) commissions an annual nationwide survey to examine and understand the impact of stress. And every year since it began collecting data in 2007, money-related stress has been a top concern. 
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Is Debt Consolidation a Good Idea Blog

Is a Debt Consolidation Loan a Good Idea?

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Debt consolidation loans allow you to refinance by taking on a new loan to pay off multiple debts. Consolidation combines numerous debt obligations into one monthly bill that streamlines the repayment process for credit cards, loans, and other bills. Loans are typically paid in monthly installments that include interest and fees accrued. They can be an effective way to resolve debt, but only if you meet specific criteria. Find out if debt consolidation is a good idea for you and…
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Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget Blog

How to Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget

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Whether you are self-employed or looking for your next career move at a company, a well-made online portfolio is a must. A well-executed portfolio website will increase your visibility and grow your personal brand. This blog covers everything you need to know to create a portfolio website on a budget. Building a website is more accessible and more affordable than you might imagine. There are many platforms to choose from and design templates to help you create a digital space to…
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Keep Finances Healthy During a Divorce Blog

Keep Your Finances Healthy During a Divorce

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The end of a marriage is a stressful and life-changing experience. Separating from your spouse can do lasting damage to your finances. The longer it takes to finalize the divorce, the more damage is done. A study of 9,000 couples by Ohio State researcher Jay Zagorsky showed that long-term divorce wipes out 77% of a family’s wealth. The decline in wealth usually begins during a separation and gets worse in the months or years leading up to the divorce. 
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6 Reasons You're Stuck in Debt

6 Reasons You’re Stuck in Debt

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Dealing with debt can be an incredibly scary and stressful experience, but it’s also a common struggle for many Americans. CNBC recently reported that the average American has $90,460 in overall debt, including credit cards, student debt, mortgages and personal loans. You might be asking yourself, “if debt is such a big problem, then why aren’t we all pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps and fixing it?” Unfortunately, getting back on track financially is often much easier said than done,…
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Flight Booking Myths Blog

The Truth About How to Book Cheap Flights

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Booking flights is by far one of the most expensive aspects of traveling. Domestic and international flights can cost thousands of dollars per ticket. To save money, travelers are always on the hunt for tips and tricks. Unfortunately, not all the advice out there is up to date, and myths abound. I fact-checked some of the most popular claims to bring you the truth about how to book cheap flights.
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