Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

Looking Beyond A Job’s Salary

General Job Search Advice
When you begin a job search, salary is one of the first things considered, which makes sense! Having a job with a salary pays for living expenses, food, gas, and everything else we need to function. However, it's easy to get sucked into the continual pursuit of more and more money, sometimes at the cost of finding the right job. Today we're offering an alternate perspective of where to focus in your job search. Read below for more! (more…)
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5 Ways to Know You’re in the Right Job

5 Ways to Know You’re in the Right Job

How to Survive the '9-5'
At times, we all doubt if we're in the right job. No matter the reason, it's normal to experience some paranoia. It's easy to wonder if you missed the opportunity to work in your dream job. However, there's a few easy ways to know if your job is a positive and rewarding position for you to be in. Read on to find out what those 5 metrics are. These are in no order of importance, and all are equally weighed. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: Office Space

Pop Culture Perspective
When it debuted in theaters, Office Space was widely received as a great comedy. Not only was it funny in a smart way. The movie also picked apart the nuances of working in an office environment. This wasn't just your average office. Think of all the office problems you can, and now imagine they all live under one roof. This is the fictional cube farm at Initech. The film follows Peter, a corporate drone working for the aforementioned software company. His work and personal lives both take a turn when he is hypnotized to be relaxed without worries or concern. However, his therapist has a heart attack before he can bring him out of the trance (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Devil Wears Prada

Pop Culture Perspective
After the wild success of the book version of The Devil Wears Prada, it was only a matter of time before it hit the big screen. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs, a young upstart journalist who winds up getting a job at the extremely popular fashion magazine Runway. She works for Miranda, the so called 'ice-queen' who is editor in chief at the company. The two clash, and Andy learns a lot about herself as she struggles through the new position. It's a great career start movie, and offers some great advice for working in a hostile environment. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Intern

Pop Culture Perspective
Last year's The Intern was vastly different from the buddy comedy offered in The Internship. This film is especially great at it's conversation of generational differences. In addition to that, it offers some great career advice. Whether you're 22 years old or 70 years young, this film has something for everyone. The whole plot revolves around an extremely successful design startup. This startup company decides to implement a new 'senior' intern program. In this program, the average age is beyond or around retirement age. This proves to shake up the largely millennial workforce at the company with interesting results. (more…)
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Getting Noticed At Work

Getting Noticed At Work

How to Survive the '9-5'
You could easily be the hardest worker in the office. You finish projects ahead of schedule, and perform well consistently. However, it seems your boss always overlooks you when it's time for promotions. As an employee, you would think simply doing the hard work is enough to warrant notice. Unfortunately this is not always the case. Consequently, there are a few ways to change this. Getting noticed can be challenging. To help, we'll discuss some obvious things to do, and some more non-traditional approaches to make sure your hard work doesn't go unappreciated. (more…)
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Silver Screen Career Advice: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Pop Culture Perspective
Another film that holds fantastic real life lessons is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Ben Stiller directs the film and also stars in the main role. Mitty (Stiller) is a man who realizes he is just wandering through life without any real drive or inspiration. However, over the course of the movie he sets out on a journey to find purpose and explore the unknown. (more…)
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