Building a Work Wardrobe on a Budget

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You finally land a great job or internship and realize you have nothing to wear. Upgrading your college sweats and leggings to an office appropriate attire isn’t easy or cheap. Don’t Buy it all at Once – One of the biggest mistakes you can make when building your new wardrobe is to buy it all …

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5 Ways to Find the Perfect College Internship

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by Abby Meirndorf, Marketing When you apply for a job after college, employers are going to look at your resume to see if you have any relevant experience. Internships are a great way to grow your skills and show potential employers what you can do. Getting hands-on experience and enhancing your knowledge/skill sets in your …

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5 Questions to Ask During a Job Interview

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You know that terrifying moment in a job interview when the person interviewing you says, “So, do you have any questions for me?” By that point, many candidates have been listening intently, trying to absorb information rather than thinking of questions to ask during a job interview. It’s hard to get out of the “hey-aren’t-you-supposed-to-be-asking-ME-questions?” …

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How to Say No (And Why You Need To)

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We’re all busy and tired, no matter what we do on a day-to-day basis. A lot of time commitments arise because people tend to overcommit. Some enjoy being constantly busy, but there’s a fine line to walk here. You can have a fulfilling, exciting life, or you can be drowning in stress. Crossing over the …

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4 Ways to Rock That Elevator Pitch

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Did you ever used to watch The Dating Game? Yes, it’s old-school and cheesy, but endlessly entertaining. The contestants on The Dating Game used to have to sum themselves up in a few very brief sentences — the relationship version of an elevator pitch. You know what an elevator pitch is: the 30-second summation of what you’re all about in the …

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4 Ways to Make a Career Change Easier

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It may have been an “a-ha” moment – working on a project you hated, realizing your boss was never going to promote you, or someone telling you you’re wasting your talents at a thankless job. Or maybe your career dissatisfaction has been creeping up on you for years, and you’ve been too complacent to make …

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3 Tips for Aspiring Financial Service Professionals

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by Michael Poulos, President/CEO of Michigan First Credit Union   Keeping Your Balance is blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Working in financial services can be a very rewarding career. Every day, you have the opportunity to transform people’s lives for the better – whether it’s helping them …

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Get a Hiring Manager to Notice You

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by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Scoring an interview can be tough, regardless of the economy. The highest quality applicants are competing for the best jobs, and it might seem impossible to stand out in a sea of MBAs, Top Salespersons …

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6 Ways to Stay Organized at Work

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by Janelle Witting Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. There’s no denying the fact that American workplaces hurtle forward at a relentless pace. For many workers, “checking out” at the end of the work day is no longer an option. While this can …

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Surviving Your First Week of College

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by Egypt Eaddy, Marketing intern Keeping Your Balance is a blog brought to you by Michigan First Credit Union and The Oakland Press. Congratulations – you are going to college! Pack up your things and get ready for the best years of your life. College is a great experience, but what do you do when …

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