Rock the Job Search!

Rock the Job Search!

Let’s face it: job hunting can stink. Getting paid is nice, though. There’s our dilemma. So, how do we make job hunting stink less? By being aware of the right places to look! In the past, job hunting was as easy as opening up the classifieds. Nowadays, there are connections, the internet, the classifieds, and even social media to help you find your dream job – or at least a place that will pay you to stand somewhere! From LinkedIn to your local paper, businesses are posting job listings every day, and it’s up to you to find them! Let’s talk about where and how to use the tools available to you: LinkedIn – Considered the “Facebook” of the professional world, LinkedIn is where you go to create professional profile for yourself. Think of it like a cross between Facebook and a resume! You can list your experience, education, volunteerism, and your skills. People that you are connected to can then “like” your skills which endorses you. Pretty cool, huh? LinkedIn also allows you to search companies for positions as well as put yourself out there as available for hire! Warning: this is your professional social media channel… no cat photos or party selfies here! Indeed – Indeed is a fantastic site that you can use to browse job postings all over the world. There’s quite a bit to sift through – you may be looking for a marketing gig but a fry cook position will pop up… but, ultimately, there are a lot of good listings as well. There are literally more than a billion job searches each...
How To Stay Safe On A Night Out

How To Stay Safe On A Night Out

As August is almost here, and college is quickly approaching… we are coming upon a time where more and more women will be going out in college towns.  When we go out as women, there are several things we need to be aware of and make sure that we pay attention to. Be sure to take the following precautions when you go out and don’t be afraid to ask for help! Go out in groups. There really is safety in numbers.  Generally, a group of 3-5 is a safe number to go out with.  Be sure to always have your cell handy, group up, and over communicate with the group you are out with!  Be sure one other person knows where you are at all times. Carry the essentials. There are a couple items that we can carry with us in our purses that will make us 10 times safer than if we were to go without them. The obvious cell phone.  If you do not have your phone, you have no way to communicate with anyone.  If you are in need of help, or just need to arrange a ride, you will need your phone. Pepper spray.  It is easy to think you’ll never be attacked.  And although we hope that rings true… just carry the pepper spray as a precaution.  Seriously… better safe than sorry. Walk where there is plenty of lighting. When you are on your way to and from your destination, make sure that your path is in well-lit areas. Prepare for your night out by doing the following: Write down important numbers. Your phone...
Picture This!

Picture This!

One of the best changes to smart phones in recent years has been the strong emphasis on its camera features. In a day where we’re all posting at least one picture to social media each day, it’s more important than ever to stand out from the crowd by understanding some basic photography principles. Whether you’re about to buy your third digital SLR… or you’re comfortable sticking with your cell phone, remember these tips as you shoot! Exposure – Have you ever walked into a dark room on a very sunny day? If so, you know how crazy it is for a few seconds before your eyes adjust to the room’s brightness. Guess what? Your camera must adjust as well! Unlike your eyes, you can help your camera adjust to the brightness by adjusting the “exposure compensation”. If you’re using a camera, there will be a setting attached to a button or through the menu. Most phones, on the other hand, have this feature enabled by simply tapping the area of the frame (the screen) that you want to adjust to.   Focus – This one may sound obvious, but how many times have you been tagged in a picture on Facebook that looks like a watercolor photo from 3rd grade? Or, perhaps, looks like it was created in colored sand? That’s because the subjects of the pictures were out of focus. If you have a digital camera, it may be as simple as half-pressing the shutter button which will allow the camera to auto-focus. On a phone, just like exposure compensation, all you have to do is simply tap...
7 #GirlBoss Habits of Successful Women

7 #GirlBoss Habits of Successful Women

The influence of a habit is a powerful thing. As we reach the halfway point for the year, we encounter the opportune time to reflect, evaluate, and make adjustments to our 2017 goals. Channel your inner #Girlboss by adopting these 7  tried-and-true habits of successful women listed below: They rise early. Successful women aren’t hitting the snooze button at 10:00 a.m. Research has proven that early risers are more efficient planners, utilizing their morning quiet time for organization, goal setting, and planning out their day ahead. They overcome adversity. To a #GirlBoss, failure is not the opposite of success, but rather a part of success. Successful women do not let a bad outcome define their destiny or destroy their future. Instead, they allow it to redirect their path and strengthen their efforts. They make a plan, but own an eraser. Successful women develop action plans to meet their SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely) goals. It is important that you keep a reality check on your goals. Strive to routinely measure the progress through your action plan and re-evaluate if needed. They move it (literally). Successful women set aside time each day to incorporate exercise into their routine. Daily physical activity not only boosts your fitness and overall health, but also improves mood, increases energy, and helps create deeper sleep cycles. Keep this in mind on those days when you’d rather reach for those mini cupcakes your co-worker brought to work instead of hitting up the gym. They play well with others. Listen and respect others’ thoughts and opinions. Successful women understand it is okay to disagree with...