Category Archives: Career

5 Action Steps to Turn Your Idea into Reality

5 Action Steps to Turn Your Idea into Reality

If you are like me, you might have an idea, but aren’t sure how to bring it to market or what route you should take. While I can’t tell you exactly what you should do, I can give you some guidance that I learned over the years.Continue Reading

Release Your Inner Entrepreneur

Release Your Inner Entrepreneur

In a tough economic climate where the job market isn’t offering as many possibilities as in previous years, it’s a good idea for graduates to start thinking outside the box. There’s no reason why hard working and intelligent young people cannot successful navigate the world of business and be their own bosses, as long as they are willing to invest the time and energy in this endeavour.Continue Reading

Best Aspects of Having a Day Job

Best Aspects of Having a Day Job

My day job has been quite stressful the past month. Our organization is trying to grow as fast as possible, despite already being short-staffed. This type of environment is very exciting to be a part of because who wants to do the same ol’ thing day after day? But, it comes with its downsides–foremost among those downsides is the increased stress and workload. Despite the bad things, there are many advantages of having a day job.Continue Reading

Job I Would Hate to Do

Job I Would Hate to Do

I’ve been working my “new” job for the past 11 months. In many ways, it was a huge step up from where I used to work. My old job had many advantages, but advancement and future salary increases were not among them. I knew that if I really wanted a career, I had to make a change – and to this day, I’m glad I did.Continue Reading

Looking For A Job, While On The Job

Looking For A Job, While On The Job

Do you hate your current job? Are you in a job that you don’t see any room for growth? Maybe you are just burnt out? Whatever the case may be, you know you want to move on. But seeing as how the current state of the economy isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, finding a new job is going to take work. Here is how to balance the line of looking for a new position, while still keeping your current role.Continue Reading

How to Get Raise

How to Get Raise

It’s no secret to many of you that I am loving my new job. I’ve written about it time after time in the past nine months. Those who know me well should know by now that while I can handle multiple things at once, I tend to focus my (extra) attention on one thing at a time. Three years ago, I got on a health kick and decided to run my first 5k ever. Eight weeks after starting training, I ran my first 5k at a pace of 8:30 min/mile. Not too shabby if I say so myself. Two years ago, I started this blog and would get up over an hour earlier than I was required to so that I could make this blog a success – and it worked. I’ve since turned back the dial of attention when it comes to this blog and focused on other things: right now, my job.Continue Reading

Tips for Landing a Job Through Craigslist

Tips for Landing a Job Through Craigslist

When we think of Craigslist, we typically think of scoring a cheap couch or getting rid of our old stuff. There are many other uses of Craigslist, one of which is landing a job. Now you may ask why a company might place an ad on Craigslist as opposed to using a major career search engine like Monster or CareerBuilder.Continue Reading

Graduate School Paid!

Graduate School Paid!

Everyone has financial milestones in their life. Whether it’s moving into your first apartment, getting your first job, buying your own car, or something else. While some of the mile markers may not be that significant in the big picture, they sure mean a lot in the day-to-day. My wife and I just past another financial milestone.Continue Reading

How to Successfully Switch Careers

How to Successfully Switch Careers

As many of you know, I got a new job about nine months ago and it’s been going great. I think back at my old job and think about how I lacked a career path or a bright future. I was stuck in a dead-end job while finishing grad school, but that no longer applies. Instead, I switched gears and went forwards instead of backwards like so many others.Continue Reading

3 Ways to Further Your Career

3 Ways to Further Your Career

When I landed my first job out of college, I was excited that I could do something that I enjoy doing. Before this, my summer jobs were whatever I could find to help me pay for college, which in most cases meant working in hot factory-type jobs. The only thing that helped me through those hot summers was the thought of me leaving the job in 3 short months.Continue Reading