Month: July 2013
You can't put a price on honesty, but lies come pretty cheap. For example, $59 a month will get you the services of one Timothy Green, whose company Paladin Deception Services offers professional fibbing for people ranging from hooky players to serial philanderers. But the real bulk of his business, Green says, comes from job seekers.
Many of us don't feel in control of our careers. Sure, we'd love to have jobs that inspire and challenge us, but so much of the factors that go into creating those dream gigs seem external to us. First, the job has to exist. Then, we have to persuade someone to hire us. Finally, we have to hope that the job doesn't change into something we don't want to do over time. We'd have better luck finding a unicorn, right? Wrong.
Even in this post-formal business attire age, most of us are forced to dress slightly differently for work than we would for, say, hanging around our house watching Netflix. The worst part is that work attire generally doesn't come cheap. So what's a frugal professional to do?
When you're preparing for a job interview, you're playing a guessing game, figuring out what the interviewer will ask you while simultaneously finding out more about the job. Of course, no matter how well you prepare, you have to be able to roll with the punches. Especially if your interviewer doesn't stick to the script -- or even to questions he's legally allowed to ask.
What's your ultimate goal in life? Strip away the specifics -- the perfect job, the ideal living situation, the man or woman of your dreams -- and it all amounts to being happy. But how do you know if you're really, truly happy? Well, according to Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life, you don't do any of these things:
What's the best way to help minimum wage workers manage their finances? If you said, "design a financial planning site that presumes they work a second job and don't need groceries," you have a bright future ahead of you designing financial planning sites for McDonald's employees.