How To Work With Interns As An Entry-Level Employee

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To every college student out there, the words “entry level” may as well be the equivalent of “major leagues.” As a full-time worker, you get a bunch of things that would make your collegiate self squeal with joy: benefits, respect, responsibility, and most of all, a SALARY (*cue singing choir*). It’s so awesome, you may very well forget those dark days of being the unpaid intern whose desk was in a supply closet.

That is, until you have to work with the unpaid intern whose desk is in a supply closet.…

How You Can Benefit From A Work Exchange Program

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This year, I traveled around Europe for nearly 6 months in an attempt to solve my quarter-life crisis. As a money-saving measure, I nearly eliminated accommodation costs by couchsurfing, staying with friends, and doing several “work exchanges,” where I volunteered my time in exchange for food and a bed. The types of work exchanges available vary greatly, from farms to youth hostels, to summer camps to restaurants. Online networks such as WWOOF, HelpX, and Workaway help connect people to hosts in need of help.

Work exchanges are appealing to savvy travelers, not only because they can help you save money, but also because they provide learning opportunities, cultural immersion experiences, and much more. During my travels, I spent 2 weeks volunteering as a“native English speaker” at a language immersion program in Poland and nearly a month helping out a family in Ireland with a number of assorted jobs. Here are several important things I gained from these exchanges.…

3 Meaningful, Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

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Happy December! The turkey leftovers are almost gone, ABC Family has started playing a Santa Clause movie every day, and someone you know has all their holiday shopping done already thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

For those of us on a budget, holiday shopping has the potential to empty our bank account—but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are three ideas for meaningful gifts that make everyone on your list happy while still leaving you money for a New Year’s Eve celebration.…

4 Ways To Get Motivated And Get Over The 9-To-5 Blues

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I try to pride myself on finding cool, odd, fascinating jobs in my pursuit of career happiness. But sometimes, no matter how awesome filming a music video sounds, it’s hard to get excited for work. It might be the coming of winter (the lack of sun clearly affects my caribeña ways). Or it could be just be the “first year in the workforce” blues. But one thing’s for sure: this is frustrating.
If I wanna continue my quest of taking over the world, I have to combat this feeling. If you feel the same way, and are finding it hard to make the best out of your current job, check out these tips on how to get motivated at work.…

Some “Van Damme” Good Ways To Get Home For The Holidays [VIDEO]

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The SALT™ Blog is taking off a day early for Thanksgiving, and our departure got us thinking about this holiday-themed video of the week from last year. Sure, the day before Thanksgiving may be a little late to change your turkey day travel plans (Van Damme could do it, or at least Timecop could); however, keep these tips in mind for your next trip. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!…

The Do’s And Don’ts For Different Kinds Of Job Interviews

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When it comes to job interviews, you used to just have to show up to the office with your résumé and answer some questions; now, we’ve got everything from Skype interviews to group interviews. And that’s great!

Different kinds of job interviews give you different opportunities to show off your strengths—provided you manage the interviews correctly. Here are some tips that can help you do just that.…