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Career Search

Career Versus Job

When you think of work there are generally a couple of things that come to mind.  One is, of course, is money.  The other, and maybe not so defined is, time.  To break this down, let’s start with the common assumption is that a job pays less than a career, and that a career is bottom to top

This mindset generally comes from the assumption that a career is salary-driven and a job is hourly.  This is an “old-school” concept that holds no weight today.  You see, there is so much more to a career than you know.

For starters a career isn’t a single occupation, nor is it held at the same company from start to finish.  One could even venture to say that a career and life are synonymous, because they encompass everything that you do.

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Finance

5 Keys For Managing Your Money

Making sense of what you want to do with your money.

1. If you’re going to invest (which you should), buy inexpensive, diverse, mutual funds.  This will limit the risk whilst giving you the greatest shot at a good return.

You don’t always have time to manage your investments and whatever life throws at you all at the same time.  This is why it’s important to have your money managed professionally by someone who does this full-time.  Wouldn’t it be nice to know that your money is constantly being watched, maintained, and used to plan your future wealth?

Diversity is key to surviving the risks associated with the stock market.  Knowingly or not, investing yourself could lead you to owning a one-dimensional portfolio, the most risky of them all.  And while there are plenty of success stories associated with people putting all their eggs in one basket.  There are ten times as many instances of people who have taken the risk and fell flat on their face.

2. Save a small amount of money, even if it seems insignificant at the time, it will grow.

Putting money aside can seem logical for obvious reasons, but a lot of people (including myself) don’t seem to have enough money to save.  Generally speaking, most financial experts will advise you to save 10-20% of your income.  This number is most likely extremely high for most people, which is why I went ahead and modified it.  Instead of looking at percentages, take out two expenses you don’t need (such as beer, snacks, etc…) and use that money to be put into a savings account for the future. This type of responsible spending will guarantee you have something to fall back on for the future.

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Career Search

How To Build The Perfect Resume

New Graduate? Craft The Perfect Resume with These Tips You’ve donned a toga, held your diploma, and smiled for the camera. Congratulations, you’ve finally graduated. Now you’re ready take on a new chapter in your young adult life- building a career. Here are some tips to help you produce an Read more…

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Motivation

Finding Motivation- Success & You

Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act. – Andre Malraux   Finding what drives you is a crucial aspect of Read more…