Getting a Job

Getting a job can be a difficult task, especially if you're looking for a high paying job. There are tons of available tools that can help with your search. Learn about them in this section.

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Can I negotiate my employee benefits?

In theory, you could negotiate virtually every aspect of your employee compensation package, from salary to bonuses to health care. The reality is that you're probably too low on the totem pole to do so. If you're going to try, however, wait for the right time.


Where to Live After Graduation

Four long years of late nights, daytime naps, and hard studying … or hard partying. Now that you’ve got that fancy piece of paper in hand, you’re ready to take on the world. First order of business: Where should you live?

Infographic: Buy vs. Rent

You're a human. You need a house. Should you buy one or rent one?

Buy vs. Lease

You're buying your first car. Maybe it's your first ever. Should you buy it or lease it?

Prepaid Phone vs. Contract Phone

Prepaid phones are starting to become more popular – sure, you pay more up front, but with the right plan you can really save in the long run. Which one will work best for you?

Dine In vs. Eat Out

In 1940, Americans spent four times more on food eaten at home than on eating out. Today, it's getting close to a 50/50 split. Is the cost of eating out worth the convenience?

Credit vs. Debit

How much do you know about credit and debit cards? What's the difference? Check out this graphic to learn which card is best for you.

10 Things to Leave Off Your Résumé

Most of us know how to write a résumé, but you'd be surprised at the unnecessary information that people place on them -- do you really think your height, weight and eye color will help you land a job as an accountant?

10 Ways to Spot the Wrong Job for You

Job searches have changed dramatically since the economy started struggling back in 2007. Companies can be choosy about their new hires, and job seekers have to jump through hoops to get hired. Sometimes, the position isn't really worth the effort.

10 Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

Sending in your resume on a cake? Asking how many "hot chicks" work for the company? We've pretty much heard and seen it all, so we're going to tell you what not to do during your next job interview.

10 Completely Wrong Ways to Write a Cover Letter

More than 85 percent of U.S. employers feel cover letters are important -- yet they only have time to give them a 15-second glance. How can you make sure yours stands out in a good way? Just don't do the 10 things on this list.