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10 Tips for Your Online Job Search

10 Tips for Your Online Job Search

If you joined the workforce pre-internet, you would likely agree that looking for a new job has always been an overwhelming process. In some ways, the internet has made it easier to find job listings, find reviews of workplaces and quickly submit applications to potential employers. However, online job hunts still have their disadvantages. There’s more competition, the process of filling out endless applications can get old really fast, and you still need to maintain your professional network both online…

Contracting vs. Full Time — Which Is Best?

Contracting vs. Full Time — Which Is Best?

If you’re on the hunt for a new job, you’re likely asking yourself what you want your work life to look like. Do you want consistency in your assignments or more variety? A flexible work schedule or a rigid one? As many benefits as possible or more cash in your pocket to cover the basics? To work for a company full-time or work for yourself as a contractor?

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

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

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.

5 Job Posting Red Flags to Watch Out For

5 Job Posting Red Flags to Watch Out For

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…

How to Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget

How to Create a Portfolio Website on a Budget

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…

How To Ask for a Raise

How To Ask for a Raise

How much control do you have over your salary? More than you might think. A recent PayScale Inc. survey found that 70% of workers who ask for a raise get some sort of increase. Among those who asked for a raise, 39% got the amount they requested, while 31% received a smaller increase.

Side Work and Freelancing: Advice From Side Hustlers

Side Work and Freelancing: Advice From Side Hustlers

The idea of taking on a side job or freelancing isn’t anything new. “Side hustles” have gained increased popularity in recent years, and the current health crisis has put second jobs and gig work in high demand.  Kelly Strain, Content Marketing Manager at GigSmart, explained how COVID-19 has impacted those looking for work on the company’s platform. “Our daily demand is up 25%, and the average hourly pay rate across all gigs has increased from $17 to $22,” she noted.