Before they became president, they held hourly jobs!

Many of our presidents started out as hourly workers just like you. Before their job title was head of state, our presidents held another position: the hourly worker. George Washington: When he was 16, years before he became our nation's first president, Washington worked as a land surveyor. Abraham Lincoln: Honest Abe worked several hourly jobs before he was sworn into presidency. He was a store clerk, postmaster, surveyor and tavern keeper. Warren G. Harding: Harding was an insurance agent before […]

3 boss interview outfits that won’t break the bank

You've scheduled an interview and now you have no idea what to wear. As job search experts, this is a question we get all the time. Before you start freaking out in front of your closet, take a breather and listen up. Wearing the perfect outfit can make you feel unstoppable. That confidence is the best accessory and a great way to make an excellent first impression. Because let's be real, an inappropriate outfit is sure […]

Men vs. Women – the most shocking job search difference

Don't meet ALL of a job's criteria? Apply anyway! Did you know that men apply for a job when they meet 60% of qualifications, but women only apply when they meet 100% of them? Crazy, right?! (Source: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg) This should be a huge wake up call! Ladies, now's the time to start your job search with greater confidence and fearlessness. You got this! Men, encourage your sisters and friends to finally […]

3 ways to make bigger tips

Plenty of jobs provide you with the chance to earn tips including servers, delivery drivers and housekeepers. While you're on the clock, there are several things you can do to walk out with even more cash at the end of your shift. After doing some research (and pulling from a decade of my experiences as a restaurant worker), I've put together a list of the top 3 ways to make bigger tips and be better […]

5 effortless ways to save money

We know saving money can be hard. So here are five easy tips to help you save extra cash without even realizing it. 1. Cut out the unused subscriptions. You can save up to $100 per year by sharing a streaming media account with friends. 2. Save your leftovers. Cut your spending in half and turn your leftovers into an extra meal. 3. Brew your coffee vs. buying it. Coffee drinkers can save roughly $1000 […]

Why I'm thankful for all my job rejections

This is a guest post from Vannie Shu. Vannie leads consumer product marketing and content marketing at Snagajob. She loves learning new things and chasing new experiences. She hates taking no for an answer, and can be relentlessly persistent. I've been rejected a lot. It hurts at first, but I'm proud of these scars now. Rejection is something I've learned to be thankful for. My career has taken a lot of twists and turns, but I couldn't […]

How to turn your seasonal job into a full-time job

A seasonal job isn't just about earning extra money. It's your opportunity to get your foot in the door at a company that you want to work for. When we surveyed employers, 93% said they want to keep their seasonal workers on after the holidays! So, here are a few tips on how to turn your seasonal job into a full-time position. First, you need to be honest with your prospective employer. During your interview […]

Most applicants are doing THIS to impress employers. Are you?

The preparation that goes into applying for jobs is exhausting, but necessary to boost your confidence and help you stand out from the crowd. After all the energy you've put into prepping your application you're ready to just sit back, relax and wait to hear back. But don't make this mistake... it’s totally the wrong move! Believe it or not, interviews don't really start and end at the formal interview. The interview period really starts once […]

Quiz: Do you know what sexual harassment really looks like?

Sometimes recognizing sexual harassment is tricky, especially if you’re caught off guard. So here’s a quiz to help you identify sexual harassment and know when to speak up. Remember, harassers can be anyone including your co-workers, supervisors and customers. If you experience sexual harassment you have the right to speak up. Reach out to your manager, business owner or research your human resource policy is for situations like this. And for more information about your rights and sexual harassment […]

Roll Call: How to get hired for the holidays

We asked employers what qualities they're really looking for in seasonal workers. What we learned: it takes more than filling out applications and checking them twice--it's about the having the right skills and spirit to succeed during the busiest time of the year. So, check out these top three traits sure to get you hired for the holidays. 1. Meet the basic job requirements Ideal holiday helpers have the right skills to get the job done. 2. Don't be a grinch […]