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5 Things To Do Right After You Lose Your Job

Five things to do immediately after losing your job.

Fired? A layoff may be one of the worst moments of your life, but how you handle the setback is important. These five action steps will help you make the best of a scary situation.

It’s Time To End Unpaid Internships — Here’s Why

Warning: Unpaid internships may do you more harm than good. (Credit: FlickR: Juhan Sonin)

Unpaid internships promise work experience and a shot at a competitive entry-level job. But really, they’re evil. Why taking an unpaid internship may harm your career more than help it.

So, You Want to Become a Real Estate Agent? You Must Read This First


Experienced Realtor Sarah Davis answers common questions from people wanting to become a real estate agent. How do you break into the business? How much do Realtors earn? Is it practical to sell real estate part-time?

How Much Do Olympic Athletes Earn?

Competing in the Olympics is not a great way to get paid...unless you win the Gold.

With the Winter Games in Sochi upon us, perhaps you wonder: How much do Olympic Athletes earn? Are they paid for Gold? The answer may surprise you!

Build Your Personal Brand Online: 5 Tips To Land That Job Or Promotion Faster


To land that job or promotion, you need to build your personal brand online and then back it up with content, experts say. Here’s how.

How to Choose a Career Based on Your Personality Type


Sometimes you just need a job. But if you’re embarking on your career or approaching a crossroads, you have the opportunity to ask not only where you can get a job that pays the bills, but what kind of job might make you happy.

How to Increase Your Earning Power — and Free Time — with a Personal Assistant


Ten years ago, my professional mentor told me to hire a personal assistant. I was dubious. Today, I can’t imagine myself getting the job done without one. Here’s why a personal assistant can help you earn more (and enjoy more free time), as well as some rules for hiring a personal assistant successfully.

Funny Money: 5 Low-down, Dirty Tricks for Salary Negotiations


Negotiating your salary is the most important financial move you’re not making. Asking for more money is painful, but it can impact every paycheck you get for the rest of your life. It’s your livelihood; why not fight dirty?

Money Mentors: Rich Hebron on What Gen-Y and the Homeless Have in Common

Rich Hebron on why Millenials and the homeless have a lot in common.

Well, here’s something you don’t hear every day. When Rich Hebron graduated from DePaul University in 2011, he had plans — and not of the full-time employment variety. Instead of pursuing a traditional route like some of his friends, he decided to live on the streets of Chicago for four months in order to better […]

Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?


The key to benefiting from an internship is to make sure that you are getting something valuable out of it. If you aren’t getting paid, then you need to be getting something else. Resume worthy experience, college credits, or maybe a scholarship or grant, something to make it worth your time. Also, do them early in your college career so that you can get a paid gig when you are closer to graduating.