Damn good career Resources
(to make your life easier)
Write it without mistakes.
You know what I'm famous for? My typos. Well, I used to be One day, I got Grammary on a lark. It was free and I thought "why not? God knows I need it!" Now I can't live without it. Does it make you a magically gifted writer, copywriter, or marketer? No. Does it find the dumb mistakes I make because... life, before you email them to your list, put it in. your cover letter, résumé, or anything you're working on Yes. I love it. Get Grammarly here.
Do I have to tell them my salary?
Nope. And the locations where this is illegal are growing. The latest salary laws by state and municipality can be found here.
Total Compensation Calculator
It's so easy to focus on salary, but there's so much more to consider, and the benefits your employer does or doesn't offer have value. Use this calculator to help you know the total compensation package for an employee.
Want to work from a coffee shop but can't find one?
https://workfrom.co is perfect for remote workers, digital nomads, whatever.
In a new town and need a place to work? This site is magic. Find a place to work or review a place you've found yourself. If you want to get social and connect with others, there's that too.
Improve your chances of getting hired with these smart, slick, ultra-professional resumé and cover letter templates. Get it here.
A memorable way to send your message
A remarkably clever tool to deliver a more refreshing message and be creative.
Websites to sell your services
Have something to say? Know how to write?
Read and maybe write on Medium™. Articles on various topics and event fiction. Expand your knowledge or add it to your list of ways to create multiple sources of income.
An international secondment is a great way to add some edge to your career and broaden your perspective. It's worth exploring if you have wanderlust or consider using it to move up faster. Yep, trade your overseas tour for a promotion that might be harder to get in your home
Start with https://jobs.goabroad.com
Polish Your Image
Professional Graphics with Canva. This glorious online tool helps you create more polished professional materials quickly and easily. Image matters. This is a massive time-saver. It also raises your presentation game on everything from your resume to your boss' annual report. All done for you. Loads of free pictures and graphics. I can't live without it.
What you need to know about background checks
Man, these can make you nervous and how do you know if your background check is the reason they stopped calling?
Did your former employer say bad things about you? Can they do that? Once and for all learn what's legal and what's likely and don't let the specter of this process steal your peace of mind.
Leadpages is fantastic
I use Leadpages for almost every landing page and lead generator I create. I've used it since 2017 and rely on it second only to Canva. Get it here.
Knowledge is Power
Everyone is busy working, yet far fewer are busy learning. If you're one of the learners, you'll rise like a helium balloon at a party. Hint: learn what interests you. These will get you started.
Lynda Online (You might be able to get this free just with your library card.)
Harvard Online Learning offers loads of options to learn new cool things. Free and paid options.
Knowledge is Power II
Join a Mastermind.
Beautiful (free) Pictures
Get organized & collaborate.
Lets you work more collaboratively and get more done
Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible, and rewarding way.
Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Meeting notes, web pages, projects, to-do lists—with Evernote as your note-taking app, nothing falls through the cracks.
I run my business using this platform.
I get a lot of questions about where I host my content. I use Kajabi for most of my transactions and most of my courses. It's a great platform to host your courses primarily, and it also offers landing pages and a website to promote what you do, mail templates, and even a mail system to communicate with current and future clients. I run my business using this platform. Learn more here.
My favorite word tool
This site is open in a browser tab all the time. If you write and want to write well for work or to get work...👇 This a thesaurus on steroids! Use it once, you are hooked forever
LinkedIn will get you a job
If you use it right LinkedIn is the best way to promote yourself professionally and get your next job, client, or side hustle.
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Some products are affiliate links, which means I may get a commission if you purchase. However, none of the fees of these resources have been increased to compensate me, and some provide you with a discount. I only recommend things I have used and or experienced personally and believe in. If you have an issue with anything I recommend, let me know. -- CK