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What My Childhood Job Taught Me About Running a Business

Joe De Sena | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Everyone has had that classic childhood job. The job might seem unglamorous, tedious, and even menial in nature. At the time, we did it for gas money, or an extra buck to take out a date. But these jobs--where we were overworked and underpaid--often teach us a lot more than we realized at the time.

How To Impress Us

Nicola Kraus | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Nicola Kraus

You've done it! Landed the summer internship or maybe even the job. I know a thing or two about only having a few weeks to wow someone. As a woman who grew up to employ a buttload of interns, I'd like to share with you a few tips for leaving them wanting more.

How To Prepare For An Interview

Nadine Cheung | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business

Finding your first job can be challenging, but there are ways you can set yourself apart from the rest. Use these tips from life coach Laura Baron to ...

3 Steps to Build Confidence as a First-Time Job Hunter

SALT | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
SALT

I vividly remember hunting for my first real post-college job. It was scary. It was brutal. I moved home and was met with a staggering 13% local unemployment rate. Needless to say, it definitely tested my patience and my resilience.

The First-Time 401(k) Saver's Guide

Catherine Golladay | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Catherine Golladay

The Class of 2015 is trading in its caps and gowns for suits and ties, and a wave of college grads are hitting the workforce. This also means a new crop of workers will begin saving in a 401(k) for the very first time. Even though retirement might seem like a lifetime away for most 20-somethings, the earlier you start saving, the easier the path to retirement can be.

Your Grown-Up First Day

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 05.22.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

First days are so important to a career because it sets the precedent for the employee you are, who you want to be, and who you will someday become. Things might go wrong, but it is normal when you are adjusting to a new environment.

A First-Year Money-Management Guide for the New College Grad

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

As the nation's full retirement age edges closer to 70, it means a 22-year-old college graduate has nearly 50 years to save and invest. That's why solid money habits built early can make an enormous difference, even for young people who can't afford to put away more than a few dollars a week at the start.

Jenny Che

How To Get Paid More At Your First Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

Every college grad should read this.

6 Lessons From a Dad to His Daughter

Elliot Begoun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Parents
Elliot Begoun

I was making our final travel plans to attend our daughter's college graduation in early May and began to think about what I would like to impart to her as she enters this next chapter in her life. As a father, I want to insulate my daughter from failure and surround her with success. Yet I know that failure is where the learning occurs.

First Job, First Salary: What Recent Grads Say

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 06.03.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

After years of part-time jobs and living on a shoe-string budget, earning your first salary after college rocks.

You Got the Job -- Now Here's What to Expect

Gianna Sen-Gupta | Posted 05.28.2015 | College
Gianna Sen-Gupta

If your first full-time job is locked down by the time you cross the stage on college graduation day, you're probably feeling a mix of excitement and relief. But looking back on the past four years doesn't usually come without a hint of anxiety for the future: Entering the working world means you'll no longer be a big fish in a small campus pond.

Preparing for Financial Success in Your First Job

Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador | Posted 05.21.2015 | Money
Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador

The key here is to start investing in a Roth IRA as early as possible - then invest in a traditional IRA as you begin to earn more. By doing both, you are maximizing your retirement savings and planning for a very solid financial future.

60 Women Over 60 Look Back At Their First Jobs

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.

7 Ways to Test Out If a Career Is Right For You

Alexandra Rice | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Alexandra Rice

Graduation is just a few months away, and you still have no idea what you want to do after college. Well, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone. The feeling is common, especially for students whose college major doesn't directly align with a career path.

The Most Important Money Milestones For New Grads

Credit.com | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Credit.com

If you happen to be a recent or upcoming grad, the odds are you have three things on your mind: jobs, housing and finances.

How to Complain to the Boss

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

A short, concise email is always more effective than a lengthy missive. Plus you're more likely to get issues addressed when you raise them individually rather than a laundry list of everything you want to see changed.

The Easier it Gets to Apply for a Job the Harder it Is to Get One

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

When I read about people who say "I've sent out 1,000 resumes over the past two years and didn't get one response," I feel sorry for them.

How You Handle Sick Days Tells Your Boss A Lot

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Martyrdom is good for those with saintly aspirations but if you've chosen a career in business, I'm guessing that's already a pretty unlikely goal. If you're not in a condition to come to work, please stay home.

8 Unforgettable Lessons We Learned From Our First Jobs

Next Avenue | Liza Kaufman-Hogan | Posted 02.26.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Liza Kaufman-Hogan What was your first job? Serving fast food, delivering newspapers, cleaning hotel rooms, picking ...

Attention Daydreamers: How Starting Your Career May Be Easier Than You Believe

Unwritten | Posted 09.30.2014 | College
Unwritten

Society will argue that you do not have a career until that cash money starts flowing in. But the starting line of a career cannot be measured in dollars or hours of work. Your career begins in that mysterious little pink blob resting inside your head -- it all begins with your thoughts and ideas.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

5 Things I Learned From Lauren Berger's Welcome to the Real World

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

From job hunts to tight budgets, it's essential to learn how to navigate your new life before you get in over your head.

Four Essential Skills to Develop in Your First Job

Erika Mark | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Erika Mark

It is important to recognize that these experiences are much more than just a way to pay the rent; they are great opportunities to build an arsenal of tools that will support you through your entire career.

9 Realities That Slap You in the Face When You Graduate College

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

Graduating college and entering the real world comes with some realities that'll be waiting there for you, with open arms to hug you hello, as you start your first job. I won't wish you luck -- because it's never luck that you need. It's determination, so I wish you lots of that.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.