Business Advice and Career Development

How Close Are You to Living the Ikigai Work-Life Ideal

By Sara Kay | July 31, 2018

Ikigai: The reason for which you wake up in the morning. Pronounced as if you were saying “like a guy” without that first “L,” ikigai is a small little word with great promise. It’s the idea your passions, needs, talents, and more can align in an incredibly fulfilling way. Take a look at the image…

This Was The Chance to Become a Billionaire Alongside Bezos

By Sara Kay | July 30, 2018

Would you have responded to Jeff Bezos’ original ad for help getting Amazon off the ground? Check out the ad posted by the man who’s now worth an estimated $112 billion posted in August of 1994: “Well-capitalized start-up seeks extremely talented C/C++/Unix developers to help pioneer commerce on the Internet,” it begins. Not many jobseekers…

Find a Job You Love and You’ll Never Have a Day Off in Your Life

By Sierra Hartman | July 3, 2018

Have you ever heard the saying, “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? Its origins are a little foggy but the point is easy to interpret: If you love doing it, it doesn’t count as work. This sounds like a lovely goal to aim for but there’s an…

Most Ridiculous Craigslist Job Listings of All Time

By Sierra Hartman | July 2, 2018

Have you ever been so desperate for a career change that you’ve considered a gig as a personal cabana boy​? How about a ​part time gong ringer​? Sometimes it’s good to look through the available jobs on Craigslist just to gain a new appreciation for how much your current job doesn’t suck. Other times, it’s…

No You May Not Use My Photos: Dealing With Content Poachers

By Sierra Hartman | June 16, 2018

Dear Tech Worker, I have a great idea for an app. It’s a currency converter that allows artists to pay rent with Facebook likes, buy groceries with Instagram followers, and fill up their gas tanks with Twitter retweets. I have all the imagery covered, I just need someone to program the app. Would you be…

I Stopped Caring 5 Minutes ago: Real Talk About Resumes and Cover Letters

By Sierra Hartman | May 4, 2018

If you think writing a resume and cover letter is hard, try sifting through 1,000 of them to find the handful that aren’t total garbage. As you’re agonizing over whether or not you’ll get called for an interview, don’t forget that there’s a real person on the receiving end of that email. You want that…

How I met my Cofounder: A Lesson in Literacy and Prejudice

By Sierra Hartman | April 27, 2018

Let’s pretend you’re a writer and you’re looking for work. You hit up Craigslist to see what’s available locally and you find an ad titled “Freelance Writers.” It sounds interesting but the ad itself is peppered with typos and grammatical errors. You wonder to yourself, “Is this just a clever recruiting strategy? Perhaps a subtle…

Some Jobs Train Through Powerpoint, This One Takes You to Nicaragua

By Sierra Hartman | March 7, 2018

Meeting someone who takes pride in their craft often leaves you with a feeling of inspiration. When the president of the world’s finest cigar company spends two solid days teaching you everything there is to know about making cigars, it’ll leave you with a new idea of what “pride in craftsmanship” means. So when William…

Smokin Willy’s | Seattle Cider Tour 2017

By William Manzanares | November 23, 2017

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