10 Best Cities For Young Professionals Seeking Work-Life Balance
    Thank you to Megan Wells at Investment Zen for writing this introduction and providing this infographic. What are your thoughts about the cities in these rankings? Did your fave make the list? College is a time of new beginnings and challenges for many young adults. They meet new people, try new things, and sneak in a little fun. When classes are over and job interviews start, many new grads have trouble finding a work-life balance. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Redfin, and Zillow show the best cities for young professionals looking to maximize their work-life balance. Taking statistics such as average rent, walkability, and unemployment, we’ve been able to compile a list of Claiming a full fifty-percent of the top spots, the Midwest is a hotspot for young professionals. Five of the top ten cities are found in the Midwest. Above average wages, an exciting
How Can You Turn Your Passion Into Profit?
Have you ever wondered how you can turn one of your passions into a money-making opportunity? This week, I contributed a tip to my friends at My Deal about how to make money off of your hobbies. And, who doesn’t want that? Check out what I (and other experts!) had to say right here. Thank you to Ally Feiam and my friends at My Deal for asking me to participate. As always, it was an honor to be asked! Any questions or comments? Please let me know! Hope to hear from you soon!       P.S. Access our free Career Resource Library here! Sign-up for our Mailing List here to get a FREE 20% OFF coupon? (who doesn’t want that?!) This blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes. We use our experiences, experiences of others and various resources to write articles. But, our advice doesn’t come with any guarantees. You’re
Guest Post: Colors You Should & Shouldn’t Wear To A Job Interview
    I am honored to have my colleague Ally Feiam as a guest poster today. Ally is the marketing & content creator for MyDeal, an online marketplace with over 25,000 products. I must say, Ally’s article really made me think! And, that is a sign of a great post. Don’t forget to visit MyDeal, too. So, you’ve got a job interview in sight? Well done! Now the hard part begins. Not only do you have to prepare yourself for the questions that may be asked, as well as preparing for the type of interview you will be in, you should also consider the right outfit to wear on the day. Colors to Consider: These colors offer the chance for the person interviewing you to stay focused on the interview at hand, and not the color of the outfit you’re wearing. Blue: This color is the safest option to wear
Grow Your Following With Tailwind Tribes – Plus 3 New Tribes To Join Now!
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for which I receive a commission. I only promote products and services that I have used myself and recommend. I AM OBSESSED WITH PINTEREST. And, here’s a secret. The majority of my traffic comes from Pinterest. I don’t know what I would do without it. A few weeks ago, I discovered something called Tailwind Tribes. Tailwind (affiliate link) is a marketing tool for bloggers and small businesses that allows scheduling of Pinterest and Instagram. (I use it for Pinterest only.) The one difficulty I’ve had is finding Tribes to join. As a career blogger, I’m in a bit more of a niche area, so yesterday I created a few Tribes. Below are the links to join: Best Career Advice – This tribe is for all your best pins about career advice – interview tips, resume writing, job searching, etc. You get the idea! Let’s share
This Is The #1 Question Your Resume Needs To Answer
I was chatting with one of my clients last night about general resume questions, and I was reinforcing the idea that writing a great resume requires a slight shift in thinking. You must think from the perspective of the employer. This is the #1 question your resume needs to answer: “What’s in it for them?” Meaning, how can you help the potential employer with whatever problem they need help solving? Answering this question is not the easiest thing to do, because we are wired to think from our own perspective. In her book, Résumé Magic, author Susan Whitcomb identifies 12 specific needs most companies have. Among those are the need to: Make money. Save money. Save time. Make work easier. Solve a specific problem. Be more competitive. Build relationship / an image. Expand business. Attract new customers. Retain existing customers. Go through your resume. Is your resume telling the potential employer
#1 Resource For Legit Work at Home Jobs
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for which I receive a commission. I only promote products and services that I have used myself and recommend. We live in the most AMAZING time. It wasn’t that long ago that if someone wanted to find a new job, they didn’t have the option of telecommuting or working a flexible schedule. That was unheard of – it didn’t exist. Now, you can do almost everything from your computer. There are millions of resources available to find legit work at home jobs. Looking for a job that allows you to spend more time with your children, work on your side-hustle, or have more freedom to travel – it’s totally possible. Clients often ask me “Where should I look for these jobs and how do I know if they’re legit? I’m nervous to give my information to some random person online.” I get it. Well,
How to Write a Resume as a Creative Pro
  I recently posted this on my friend Leah’s site (who also happens to be my editor!) and thought it was so valuable that I asked her if I could post it on my blog as well. I get asked this question a lot, “How do I write a resume if I don’t have a ‘normal’ work history?” Well, here is how you do it. If you want more information on Leah’s editing services, visit Simple Writing. Sometimes I think people dread writing their resumes about as much as doing their taxes. #truestory And that’s for people who have a traditional work history. When you throw in freelancers, bloggers, writers, and small business owners, well, how do you write a resume for that? At 9 to 5 Project, we often remind our clients that their résumés are marketing documents, not just lists of accomplishments and skills. And the main purpose of
Guest Post: How (And Why!) To Write Interview Thank-You Notes
We had the nicest comment one day on our blog. It was from Heidi, who has this awesome site, Tons of Thanks. Of course, we had to ask her tips on how to write thank-you notes after job interviews (she has been writing thank-you notes for more than 30 years!) Please visit her site Tons of Thanks and check out her book A Modern Guide to Writing Thank-You Notes. Writing thank-you notes after a job interview can feel challenging. We will start with some tips followed by a template and a few examples. Job Interview Thank-You Note Tips: The goal of sending a thank-you note after a job interviewer is to have another contact point. They may be interviewing several candidates and your note may bring your name back to the top of the list. Remember, to thank them for meeting with you first as interviewing can be quite time-consuming for those doing the interviews. Even
The Elusive Work-Life Balance
How many times have you felt overworked, stressed out, and frustrated at the things on your to-do list? We all talk about it, and we hear this from our clients a lot – we want a better work-life balance. Is it really possible? Between work, family, friends and (gasp!) time for yourself, it can be nearly impossible to fit it all in. Do you find yourself assuming the martyr role then feeling resentful for the responsibility? 1615
Women Create Opportunities for Other Women
Well, we were on Cloud 9 yesterday. We had a very exciting feature published on 9 to 5 Project that highlighted how the work we do helps create opportunities for the women in our communities. The most exciting part about it is that by reaching more people, we have an opportunity to HELP more people – and that’s what’s it’s all about. The article, titled Women create opportunities for other women profiles the 9 to 5 Project owners Neely and Maureen on the journey to build the 9 to 5 Project company into the one you know (and love!) today. The article mentions that “In consultations, [Neely] looks to identify a client’s skill sets and also assess anything they’re lacking. They could be easily attainable things like upgrading social media skills or some that may take some more time, like taking an online course.”  She goes on to say that “she recommends