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Top Unemployment Resources

Top Unemployment Resources

If you are among the 10.1 million people unemployed in the United States, your local unemployment office isn’t the only recourse for getting some cash into your pocket or other help. A variety of groups compromise a combination of government, private and foundation...

What Will Remote Work Look Like in 2021?

What Will Remote Work Look Like in 2021?

2020 became a year for many unprecedented acts, some ignominious and others astonishingly inspiring.  Easily the most common shift for most inhabitants of the U.S.A. was a significant shift in workplace experience.  All non-essential industries spent most of their fiscal year in some kind of isolated work situation where the vast majority of employees were required to work from home.  Some companies had already been experimenting with the notion of at-home workspaces, but never to the scale of entire workforces being kept locked in their residencies.  While multiple vaccines for the novel Coronavirus have been distributed en masse, the process of inoculating a whole nation, let alone a globe, will be a tedious one.  Some companies have already committed to further work from home status in 2021 as a pre-emptive measure.  The continued need for at-home employment provides the chance for continued evolution in remote work as businesses continue to impress upon employees the importance of social distancing and working from home.  Here are two of the trends to look for in 2021 remote work.

Building a National Brand

Building a National Brand

The dreams and aspirations of becoming the next national brand and industry giant are one that many strive for. Before setting out to achieve those goals it's important that the focus is narrowed down to a particular business niche. This is the area of expertise that...

Handling an Employment Gap

Handling an Employment Gap

If you have lost your job as a result of the recent lockdowns, you're not alone. Even so, you may be wondering how to deal with employment gaps in your resume. While a potential employer may ask about these gaps, this isn't something you should spend much time...

Tricks to Look Smarter Than You Are

Tricks to Look Smarter Than You Are

We are all living in a parallel universe in which the perception of intelligence trumps intelligence itself. While this might sound like bad news for those that specialize in higher education and remaining ahead of the learning curve, participating in the deception of...

Five Ways to Start a Side Hustle With Little to No Money

Five Ways to Start a Side Hustle With Little to No Money

If you're a born entrepreneur, you're all about side hustles and making businesses that generate passive income. Many aspiring entrepreneurs, however, are held back by limited finances. Luckily, you don't need deep pockets to start a side hustle. Here are five ways...

Investing in Competitive Intelligence

Investing in Competitive Intelligence

Establishing a return on investment (ROI) from investing requires you to put your money into assets that grow in value. Choosing the right asset to invest in can be a challenge. You can find a clear path toward a solid ROI by considering the competitive-intelligence...