How To Format Your Résumé So A Recruiter Actually Receives It

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Have you ever found that perfect job, only to apply for it online and then hear crickets? Your cover letter was great, your résumé was flawless, and your qualifications were excellent … so, why didn’t they response?

The answer? Your résumé may have gotten lost in the company’s applicant tracking system (ATS)—meaning the recruiter or hiring manager never even saw it. Luckily, by learning what an ATS is and how they work, you can ensure your résumé gets seen.

The Ten Commandments Of A Successful Summer Internship

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The life of an intern can be an odd whirlwind of monotony, hard work, and new experiences. It may come with coffee runs, seemingly pointless tasks, or data entry, but at the end of the day, internships are vital—to the employer and the intern.

Given that level of importance, you want make sure you have a good experience. Thanks to three summers spent interning, as well as a school year as a SALT™ intern, I know just what you must do to make that happen: Thou shalt follow these ten commandments of internships.

How To Choose The Right Private Student Loan For You

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With many fall semester bills due on August 1, you may currently be looking for ways to cover your remaining tuition balance. And you may be considering private student loans for the job.

Unfortunately, when it comes to borrowing private student loans, things are as unruly as the Wild West—except there’s no John Wayne to make the tough decisions for you. So, before you sign the dotted line, here are some tips to help you choose the right option for you, pilgrim.

Why Summer Is The Best Time To Save On Winter Costs

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All right, so who is ready for winter? Most likely, no one. Except for those of you who “like” winter (I’m exceedingly skeptical that you people are actually telling the truth).

Despite our most adamant efforts to avoid winter, it will be upon us before you know it.

But why am I killing your summertime buzz with this winter talk? Because summer is the perfect time to begin winterizing your home/apartment—and your wallet will thank you for the forethought and commitment to planning ahead. Here are three things you can do to get started.

3 Networking Tips That Can Help You Land A Job

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Last April, I finished my first TV gig in NYC. I was happy to work on what I studied. Plus, it’s quite gratifying when you see your name on TV.

Unfortunately, a few months of “funemployment” followed. I started to lose hope and thought I’d never work on another production. I applied to a barista job; I took on more babysitting hours; I reconsidered going back to school—you know, the normal existential crisis a post-grad has.

And then, just when I was about to give up, an email with an exciting opportunity appeared. That’s when I realized all my networking tactics were working. I could breathe easy again.

Can You Afford To Get Married?

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You may not be able to afford the wedding of your dreams. You may not be able to afford the wedding of your mother’s dreams. You may feel like you can’t even afford to be a guest at someone else’s wedding.

But you can afford to get married—even if you have student loans.

A marriage license and a trip to City Hall or the chapel don’t actually cost that much. It’s the big party that goes over budget. But there are ways to do it on the cheap without feeling like you’re cheaping out.

Can You Discharge Federal Or Private Student Loans Through Bankruptcy?

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Helping people understand student loans is our job at SALT™, and few are better at it than Betsy Mayotte—the director of regulatory compliance for American Student Assistance®(our parent company). We told borrowers to “Just Ask” her questions, so check out her answers below (as well as her cat—because if Piglet can’t make student loans better, what can?).

Money-Saving Ideas For Furthering Your Education Post-Undergrad

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I have been job searching since graduating. Now, I’m feeling the pressure to find work from my parents, but more so from my wallet—thanks to student loan payments kicking in.

I’ve begun weighing options that can help me land work, including going back to school. But, with a tight budget, furthering my education seems hard. So, I rounded up some less common ways to keep learning post-undergraduate without completely breaking the bank.

If you’re in the same boat, check out this quick information to see if these options may work for you.

Save On Travel Accommodations By Staying With Locals

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When traveling, one of the biggest expenses is usually accommodations.

If you’re backpacking in Europe, you’ll likely find that hotels are out your price range—even budget ones usually cost at least $70 per night. Hostels could fit your budget better, but their prices vary greatly, with the minimum usually about $20 per night.

Fortunately, savvy travelers can find lodging that’s cheaper than this—or even free! As long as you do your research, maintain an open mind, and stay safety-conscious, you can stretch your cash by staying with locals. Here are different ways to do it.