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  • One Way to Build Credit Without Risking Debt

    One Way to Build Credit Without Risking Debt

    Figuring out a financial strategy as a recent graduate can be overwhelming. If you've been able to manage your payments and debts, you may want to start thinking about your credit. Building good credit should be an important part of any financial strategy and you want to start working on it as soon as possible....Continue Reading

  • 9 Apps to Start the Year Off Right

    9 Apps to Start the Year Off Right

    Summer is ending and the school year is starting up again. Start the year on the right foot with these easy apps to keep you organized....Continue Reading

  • The 16 Best Part-Time Jobs For Young Creatives

    The 16 Best Part-Time Jobs For Young Creatives

    Being a creative is super awesome and so much fun, but let’s face it, it has its challenges! At times, our creativity may not be enough to financially sustain us, and at those times, we may need to find a part-time job to support our dreams. We asked our community members what their favorite part-time jobs...Continue Reading

  • Computer Science for the Non-Techie: Part 1

    Computer Science for the Non-Techie: Part 1

    Here at FindSpark, we focus on creative industries. However, these days it’s often helpful to have an understanding of the tech world. Not too long ago we reached out to our community and asked what topics everybody would like us to write about in our blog. We received the following question about computer science (CS), specifically...Continue Reading

  • Risky Business:  Why Taking Risks is the Key to Career Success

    Risky Business: Why Taking Risks is the Key to Career Success

    “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” ~JK Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address If there is one thing I remember from Psych 101, Econ 101, and the post-grad rush to accept...Continue Reading

  • No Job Yet? Here’s What You Might Be Doing Wrong

    No Job Yet? Here’s What You Might Be Doing Wrong

    So you graduated in May, and you haven’t landed your first out-of-college job yet. You’re not alone – according to the Economic Policy Institute, about 14.5% of recent college graduates are unemployed. But what have those few who’ve landed gigs right away been doing right? Here are five ways to get from not-so-funemployed to your dream job....Continue Reading

  • How to Build a Following as a Beginner Blogger

    How to Build a Following as a Beginner Blogger

    Once you come up with an idea for a blog, the first step to building followers is to first realize who your target audience is. You might be blogging about travel, photography, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, entertainment, music, art, cultural experiences, politics, social issues, home décor…the list goes on. Whatever you choose to blog about will...Continue Reading

  • 9 Tips On Being Your Own Job Search Cheerleader

    9 Tips On Being Your Own Job Search Cheerleader

    So you’re looking for your first job or searching for a new one. Congratulations! You are taking your future into your own hands! Grabbing the bull by the horns! You’ve studied and interned and networked like nobody’s business. You will soon be a part of the workforce and a contributing member of society! Instead of being “Bob the student/bartender/guy in...Continue Reading

  • Resume & Cover Letter Tips from Real Recruiters

    Resume & Cover Letter Tips from Real Recruiters

    Your resume and cover letter are designed to get you an interview. In today’s competitive market, especially in creative fields, recruiters are receiving thousands of applications for a position. That may sound a little discouraging, but on Wednesday, July 17th, recruiters from CBS News, NBC Sports, L’Oreal, Nielsen, and Wix joined the FindSpark community and gave...Continue Reading

  • Work from Home and Get Stuff Done

    Work from Home and Get Stuff Done

    Working from home sounds like a blessing to some, but for others it can be so dang hard! It’s important to know how to make the most out of being productive on a day you’d rather relax on your couch. The trouble with working from home is that you’re home. In an office, you have your...Continue Reading

  • 5 Steps for the Perfect Cover Letter

    5 Steps for the Perfect Cover Letter

    We have all read countless articles that promise to ensure resume perfection, and have hopefully revealed the necessary steps to achieve a concise and impressive summary of our work experience. However, another vital step in the application process is often neglected and overshadowed by the resume, and that is the formidable cover letter. The beauty...Continue Reading

  • Results & Action Verbs: 19 Bullet Points to Boost Your Resume

    Results & Action Verbs: 19 Bullet Points to Boost Your Resume

    Writing the perfect resume can be tough. It’s your one-page opportunity to blow employers away, but they usually only look at it for a second. How do you catch a recruiter’s eye with a single sheet of paper? Making the most of your bullet points is one of the best ways to make your resume...Continue Reading

  • 3 Things to Do Before Moving to a New City

    3 Things to Do Before Moving to a New City

    Are you a recent graduate and new to NYC? Come to our Opportunity Bootcamp for Recent Grads: A Career & Job Search Intensive on Thursday, August 7th to learn the tools you need to make it in the big city. Moving can be one of the scariest things you do in your life; there’s just...Continue Reading

  • When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door: 4 Amazing Side Projects Started by 5 Side Hustlers

    When Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door: 4 Amazing Side Projects Started by 5 Side Hustlers

    What’s the most trending thing to do in your spare time these days? Hands down starting a side hustle! On June 19, at FindSpark’s Everyday I’m Hustling event, five successful side hustlers - Karen Fensterstock and Shaun Patterson, co-hustlers of Rat City Radio, Drew Miller, founder of LIVE @ the apt, Evann Clingan, founder of a fitness blog, and Nobles Crawford, CEO at PeepsOut - joined us for a night of fun, stories, laughs, and networking. ...Continue Reading

  • How to Research a Company Before an Interview

    How to Research a Company Before an Interview

    You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: never go into a job interview without doing your research first. But what exactly is it that you need to know, and where should you look to find it? Here are my favorite tips for doing pre-interview research. While you’re researching: Write down questions. One of...Continue Reading

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