When it comes to staying organized and maximizing efficiency, there’s a couple programs that I seem to gravitate toward every single day. Knowing how to operate technology systems is a huge plus for employers, too. No matter what industry you’re in, I recommend downloading and becoming familiar with these 5 awesome software programs: Adobe Creative Suite … Continue reading 5 Software Programs Every Professional Should Know
If you're like me and refuse to wear a Hillary Clinton-esque pantsuit or even a blazer, it can be hard to find an appropriate business professional look. We all want to look good and feel good and button-ups just don't work for me. Instead, I stick with flattering dresses, skirts and tops that make me … Continue reading Business Professional Look: Get Ready with Me!
When you hear the word choker, what comes to mind? Do you think of girls in flower crowns enjoying Coachella? Maybe someone wearing way too much eyeliner? While chokers have been insanely popular the past year, mostly in trendy circles, they really haven't found their stride in the workplace. And I think they SHOULD make an … Continue reading 5 Work Appropriate Choker Necklaces
This past week, I devoted some time exploring the bizarre concept that is multi-level marketing. I was fascinated by something that regularly popped up on my Facebook, a company called It Works! and just had to learn what it was all about. Distributors are constantly posting to social media, showing off all the money they are(n't) … Continue reading The World of Multi-Level Marketing: How to Spot It & Why You Should Avoid It
I'm the queen of overpacking. But, I have NEVER checked a bag in my life. Most of my friends look at me like I'm crazy when I tell them I've never checked a bag at the airport. Basically, this means I cram my closet into less than 22 x 14 x 9 inches of suitcase. … Continue reading Never Check a Bag Again: Packing 101
Happy International Women's Day everyone! This might just be my favorite national holiday. There's really something special about seeing women support other women and recognize them for all that they accomplish. Today, I'd like to give a nod to 10 women who have inspired me not only in my career ambitions, but in my personal … Continue reading International Women’s Day: 10 Quotes from 10 Remarkable Women
It doesn't matter what industry you're in; resumes are tough! It's extremely hard to navigate whether yours will make you stand out in a good or bad way... or in no way at all. I spoke with the lovely, Elise Perea, University of Iowa's Career Advisor, to talk about what we should and should NOT … Continue reading Expert Advice: All About Resumes
Buying your first car... it's bittersweet, really. There's a major sense of accomplishment that comes with it. However, it also comes with the burden of owing tens of thousands of dollars to the bank. I wanted the car that was best for me-- one that would last a decade, get great gas mileage, fit my … Continue reading How I Negotiated Thousands of Dollars Off a Brand New Car
Isn't it funny how Sephora has a sixth sense that your direct deposit just hit? They do an outstanding job of getting me to buy products that I don't need. I have new responsibilities and new bills I have to budget for, so some of this stuff has just got to go. Here are some … Continue reading Save that $: 5 Things Beauty You CAN Live Without
Last night, I spent my Thursday night in the comfort of my bed and took to Twitter to answer the question: Is HGTV's House Hunters a realistic display of the home buying process? I watched one hour (or 2 episodes) of the shows latest episodes to be the judge. If you're unfamiliar with the show, … Continue reading House Hunters: Is it Realistic Real Estate?