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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.

Acing Your In-Person, Phone and Video Interviews

Acing Your In-Person, Phone and Video Interviews

Congratulations – you’ve impressed the hiring manager with your polished resume and thoughtful cover letter, and you’ve scheduled your interview! While that’s an accomplishment worth celebrating in itself, the actual interview process can be intimidating and stressful for interviewees. Additionally, the COVID-19 health crisis has added new layers of complication to the hiring process for both candidates and workplaces.

Brush Up Your Resume With Our Free Template

Brush Up Your Resume With Our Free Template

Job hunting can be a long and intimidating process. In addition to searching through job postings and filling out lengthy applications, you have to make sure your resume is strong enough to stand out from hundreds of other applicants. Although the writing and updating process takes time and effort, submitting a professional and polished resume can greatly increase the chances that you’ll be granted an interview.

Write Your Cover Letter With Our Free Template

Write Your Cover Letter With Our Free Template

You’ve come across a posting for your dream job. The requirements and responsibilities look like they were tailor-made for you, and the company offers incredible benefits. You’re about to dust off your resume and get to work on the application, but then you read this statement:  “Please include a cover letter with your application.”  Do you try to skate by without submitting a cover letter, give up and move on to the next job opportunity, or get to work on…