Damn good career Resources
(to make your life easier)

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.
https://www.calcxml.com/calculators/total-compensation
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. 
 
Résumé templates
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
remarkably clever tool to deliver a more refreshing message and be creative. 

Websites to sell your services

Upwork

Fiverr

Toptal

Simply Hired

PeoplePerHour

Writer Access

Freelancer

Guru

Flexjobs

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.

 

Work Overseas

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

country.

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.

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.)
Khan Academy
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

  1. Unsplash

  2. Gratisography

  3. Morguefile

  4. Pixabay

  5. Stockvault

  6. Pexels

  7. Picjumbo

  8. Pikwizard

  9. Rawpixel

  10. Reshot

 

 

Get organized & collaborate

 

Trello

 

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.

Evernote

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

 

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All the tools you need for a successful online business in one place! 
A platform to post your content, landing pages and a website to promote what you do, mail templates and a mail system to communicate with current and future clients. I run my business using this platform and it makes everything easier,  Learn more here.

 

Make money as a speaker 
This free speaking course is the place to get started. I took the live Bill Gove Course in 2012, and walked away with everything I needed to know to start a career as a public speaker.  It was worth every penny. This online offering will teach you a lot and it's one of the best free courses out there,
onelook.com this a thesaurus on steroids! Use it once, you are hooked forever

 

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
onelook.com 

 

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