Don’t be a jerk. Dos and don’ts of asking for time off from work

Picture this: your squad has just decided they want to take a fun road trip next month. Naturally, you're invited. The only problem is, you know you have to work. Like most things in life, there's a right way and a wrong way to ask for time off. I'm no stranger to asking for time off and over the years I have picked up a few easy dos and don'ts. Don't wait until the week of […]



37 songs to fuel your GRL PWR

Give your confidence a boost and get pumped for your interview with these anthems from your favorite female artists. This playlist has everything from throwbacks to the latest chart toppers. 1. Beyonce, “Run the World (Girls)” "Who run the world? Girls!" 2. Demi Lovato, “Confident” "What’s wrong with being confident?" 3. Rachel Platten, “Fight Song” “Starting right now I’ll be strong. I’ll play my fight song.” 4. Gossip, “Get a job” “Girl, you better get a […]



How to turn NO into YES

Rejection. You'll face it at some point during your job search and that's okay. We've all been there. Just remember that if you want the job bad enough you never have to take no for an answer. Now, I'm not talking about stalking the hiring manager or badgering them to the point of a restraining order (totally not cool). I'm talking about being persistent. Sometimes you have to chase the job down if you really […]



Get hired with no work experience (seriously!)

So you’re browsing the job listings on Snagajob and you spot the perfect part-time job. Just as you’re about to apply you see the words "1 to 2 years of experience required." Talk about a buzzkill. We've all been there, it's kind of like seeing an outfit that you've had your eye on for a while and realizing you can't quite afford it. Job seekers ask us all the time, "how do I get any […]



The #1 thing people forget to bring to interviews

Interviewing for a new job can feel unnerving--especially if you're a newbie to job hunting. I hate to say it, but getting prepared for an interview is like eating your broccoli. You've just got to do it. Being prepared with knowledge of the company, role and how you'll answer common questions is the best way to feel confident for the big day. But just in case your dog ate your homework or you're looking to […]



3 steps to balance work and school like a boss

Managing a school schedule is hard enough. After a long day of classes, homework, papers and extra curriculars, all you want to do is chill and binge a little Netflix. I totally get it. Unfortunately, binge watching Pretty Little Liars won't pay the bills. So you've got to figure out how to balance working a job on top of the cray schedule you already have. Don't worry though, I've got a few tips to help you […]



Sales representative job interview questions

Do you have a job interview for a sales representative position soon? That's exciting! By practicing how to answer common job interview questions, you can be better prepared for the big day. A great way to perfect your answers for the real interview is to sit down with a friend or family member and do a mock interview. Since being a sales representative involves interacting with people, the interviewer will most likely ask you questions related to […]



How to make connections and get hired

Are you looking to make connections? Don't know where to start? We're here to help! When searching for a new job, the people you encounter along the way can be very important. It may be uncomfortable at first, but a great way to network is to meet new people. Here are a few tips that can set you on the road to success: 1) Take advantage of every opportunity Whether it's someone at a gas station […]



Macy's hiring process

Do you want to work for Macy's? Not sure what to expect? Here are some tips on how to get a job at Macy's: 1) Most candidates either apply online or through a recruiter and the process typically takes one to two weeks. Chances are, if the hiring manager approves your application, they'll ask you to come to one of the nearest store locations for a face-to-face interview. During the interview the hiring manager will talk to […]



4 tricks to help you save money in college

Feeling the stress of trying to save money as a college student? Looking for some clever tips to boost your bank account? Here are four tricks to help you get the most bang for your buck so you can focus on surviving school: 1) Rally on campus Your university most likely offers countless activities and amenities to take advantage of. For example, campuses typically have a gym, so be sure to hit that up instead of […]