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Perfecting Your LinkedIn Part 1: First Impressions

Perfecting Your LinkedIn Part 1: First Impressions

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinYour ultimate goal of using LinkedIn is not to read updated news articles or browse social media, but to increase your odds of getting a face to face interview. With an above average LinkedIn profile, recruiters WILL reach out more, upping your chances of future interview opportunities. Before we discuss transforming your LinkedIn page, you need to do some self-reflecting.  Are you ready for a change of scenery at work? Are you maxed out at your current place of employment?…

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LinkedIn: The Future of the Job Search

LinkedIn: The Future of the Job Search

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinDo I really need LinkedIn? The question to ask yourself is, “Why shouldn’t you have one?”. If there are zero legitimate reasons (which is likely the case), then having a LinkedIn will not hurt. Out of all the social media platforms in this social media driven age, LinkedIn is used the most by hiring companies. Well, what if my industry doesn’t hire from LinkedIn? Unless you know for sure that your current industry of employment is the one you plan…

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A Beginner’s Investment Guide: ETFs vs Mutual Funds

A Beginner’s Investment Guide: ETFs vs Mutual Funds

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinPreviously on our beginner’s investment guide blog post, we compared two of the most common terms in the investing world, stocks and bonds. Now on to something a bit more challenging……………………ETFs vs. mutual funds. People often use the words ETFs and mutual funds interchangeably, which is very much incorrect. It’s important to distinguish the difference between the two. Both have similarities, but the differences are glaring, yet vital to know in order to capitalize on your investment opportunities. In this…

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A Beginner’s Investment Guide: Stocks vs Bonds

A Beginner’s Investment Guide: Stocks vs Bonds

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinIf you’re new to personal finance or investing, two of the most commonly used terms are 1.) stocks and 2.) bonds. Both stocks and bonds are beneficial ways for start-up companies to raise money or capital to fund their company’s growth. Both are important to know, and should be understood before pursuing any type of investment opportunities. If you’re new to investing, I highly recommend subscribing to Investopedia’s term of the day newsletter. You’ll receive an email with their investing…

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5 Things NOT To Say In Your Job Interviews

5 Things NOT To Say In Your Job Interviews

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinNot only is it important to say the right things in your job interviews, but in my honest and personal opinion, it’s WAY more important to avoid saying the wrong things. This is especially true if human resources (HR) is present in any phase of your job interviews (i.e. looking over resumes or over the phone interviews). If you can avoid any interaction with HR, the better, but more likely than not, they’re joining along in the interview process. Nothing…

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Millennials & Retirement: The Roth IRA

Millennials & Retirement: The Roth IRA

FacebookemailTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedinRecently, I’ve conducted a poll on Instagram to see whether or not millennials a.) began investing in a Roth IRA or b.) have no clue what a Roth IRA is. And the results weren’t too shocking, but unfortunately the following: I say unfortunately because people our age, who should be utilizing Roth IRAs, lack the knowledge of what a Roth IRA is, what it does, and how it works. Roth IRAs make the most sense for young, lower-income workers (a.k.a…

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