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Top 5 Books Read in 2019

Top 5 Books Read in 2019

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedin5.) The Name of the Wind By Patrick Rothfuss 722 pages Towards the middle of 2019, I went into a fiction reading frenzy, starting with The Name of the Wind. The Name of the Wind is the first book in a (soon to be) three book trilogy called the Kingkiller Chronicle Series. If not already a classic, The Name of the Wind will soon join the upper echelon group of adult sci-fi books such as Lord of the Rings, Harry…

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Perfecting Your LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Five Finishing Touches

Perfecting Your LinkedIn Profile Part 3: Five Finishing Touches

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinAnd finally, here we are. The last the “Perfecting Your LinkedIn” blog post series. I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Enjoy. 1.)  Complete Your Profile My last post on this topic went into extreme detail on how to fully utilize a complete LinkedIn profile, but I can’t reiterate it enough. Don’t settle for the easily accomplishable “All-Star” rated profile. Fill out your entire LinkedIn profile from beginning to end, and the reason is simple. You’re 40 times more likely…

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Perfecting Your LinkedIn Part 2: Finishing What You’ve Started

Perfecting Your LinkedIn Part 2: Finishing What You’ve Started

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinIt’s been a minute since publishing the first “how to” LinkedIn blog post focusing on recruiters initial impressions when landing on your LinkedIn profile. And honestly, I forgot all about parts two and three. Story time. Recently, I pushed for a career change, and got what I wanted, all by applying what I preach. At first, I thought landing this job was all luck. Of course, there’s some luck involved, but after discussing it over with the LinkedIn recruiter that…

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Is It Time for a Career Move?

Is It Time for a Career Move?

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinSince changing jobs, people have asked, “Why did you leave?” or “How did you know it was time?” The answer is simple: you just know People struggle with acting upon their thoughts of leaving. They’re afraid; afraid of financial struggles, afraid to start over, or afraid of the unknown. Nothing wrong with this, just as long as it’s temporary and NOT permanent. The future is worrisome and unpredictable. The only way out of your situation is to be brave, be…

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Rolling Over Your 401(k)

Rolling Over Your 401(k)

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinYou’ve been on the job hunt and came to a startling realization. If I left my current place of employment, what would happen to my 401(k)? First, you need to assess what your vested 401(k) will be. The term “vested” in the 401(k) realm means the total amount of funds you can take with you when you leave the company.  Most people are unaware of their current employer’s 401(k) policies. I highly recommend finding this information out via human resources…

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The Do’s of Negotiating a Raise

The Do’s of Negotiating a Raise

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinYou’ve set up a budget, followed it to perfection, and have minimized your expenses as much as possible without losing any sleep. That’s a great feat, and a milestone people rarely accomplish in their lifetime. What’s comes next? What’s your next course of action? If financial freedom is your end goal, you need to work towards upping your income. The first way most people do this is by leveraging a raise at their current place of employment.  With experience, fearless…

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