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5 reasons why you should learn to write better

This might surprise you coming from a writer, but writing is really hard. Good writing, that is. Bad writing is easy, and unfortunately, it’s everywhere – probably because it takes a lot less effort, focus, and care. I didn’t major in journalism or English or creative writing in college. Believe it or not, my major […]

5 networking tips for regular people

We hear it all the time. Networking is crucial.  It’s a tough economy – you have to sell yourself. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Ugh, right? Sounds like you better write yourself a catchy elevator pitch and sign up for some professional associations. I’m definitely not a networker in the traditional […]

Going back to school after a layoff

In the past decade, millions of Americans have been laid off. Unemployment is at 9 percent (8.8 percent in Colorado), with the number of long-term unemployed people (jobless for more than 27 weeks) at a whopping 5.8 million. It’s discouraging and downright scary to lose your job, especially if you’ve been in the same industry […]

Paying for college

Here you are, getting your education—maybe based on a lifelong ambition to do so, or maybe because you know it’s the step that will make the pursuit of your career dreams possible. But college can be expensive. What are the different avenues to foot the bill? Here are a few ideas:   Apply for financial […]

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