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Every 401(k) Question You Were Afraid To Ask, Answered

Understanding your 401(k) shouldn’t be impossible. With help from a certified financial planner, we’re showing you how to keep up with your daily Starbucks order and save for future retirement.
 


You probably heard the financial term 401(k) thrown around during employee orientation, but had little to no idea what it actually stood for. ...




Career advice: how to chair an academic meeting

Keep it briefSome meetings are more marathon than sprint but a sensible rule is that if you need sustenance, you’re probably doing something wrong. All the evidence that we draw on when discussing student learning should apply equally to meetings. ...




When Will the 'Harvey Effect' Reach Academia?

His career was too important. Despite allegations of sexual harassment that were substantiated by an internal investigation, the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law allowed Dean Sujit Choudhry to stay on the job. In 2015, Tyann Sorrell, Choudhry’s assistant, described how the dean had pursued her for kisses and long hugs over a period of months. ...




The Academic CV: 5 Common Mistakes

Creating an academic CV is a vital part of working in higher education. Your CV can also be an important tool when applying for funding, publication, professional development, and other opportunities outside the university.
 
Whether you are creating your first CV, or you want to “freshen up” one you already have, here are 5 of the most common mistakes people make and some useful advice on how to avoid them!
 
1: Overthinking design elements
 
If you go online and search for résumé and CV templates, you’ll find an exhausting number of examples that range from plain and simple to overly flashy. ...




5 Ways to Land Your Dream Job with These Top Interview Tips

Hands up! Who loves the sweaty palm inducing process that is the ‘dream job interview’? So far, you have impressed them with your CV and completed a great application form. You may have aced tests and now comes the face-to-face meeting.
 
Now is your chance to shine and show the interview panel that you have the personality as well as the skills to do the job and fit right into their culture. ...




Six Steps to Getting That Promotion

No matter your industry or position, promotions can influence your short and long-term job satisfaction - from career progression to future opportunities. Use this two-part approach to make the most of internal advancement opportunities by ensuring you are top of mind for promotions and other critical opportunities. ...




Brand Yourself for Career Stability

Answer the right questions to define your skills and interests.
 
Wouldn't you love to have someone approach you and ask if you would like to work for their company? That can't happen if you are a well-kept secret.In the simplest of terms, a brand is a recognized name. ...




How to Plan Your Workday for Productivity

The demands of the modern workplace often mean blurring the lines between work and personal time. Whether you're an entrepreneur or a corporate professional, you may find yourself answering emails, taking calls and completing projects long after you've left the office for the day. ...




Considering Freelance Work? 5 Tips to Maintain Your Financial Health

Moving from employment to freelancing doesn’t only require a shift in office locations, but a shift in finances. It’s a risky venture, but an increasing number of Americans are taking the plunge, and for many, it’s paying off.
 
If you’re considering a freelance career, taking your financial health into consideration every step of the way can help ensure the decision is worth your while. ...




Why Your Cousin With a Ph.D. Is a Basket Case

Understanding the Byzantine hiring process that drives academics up the wall.
It’s your sister’s wedding, and you and your quiet but nice cousin—he’s doing his Ph.D. in something, maybe history?—are doing your best to get drunk off the watered-down open-bar bourbon. ...