Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of the Fiscal Femme is working to demystify money. She just released her book the 30-Day Money Cleanse and she has so much to share about how to be smart with money including how to break our bad habits around money and c...
Belma McCaffrey is all about finding purpose in work. She created the Work Bigger community to redefine work so it’s a vehicle for creativity, impact and living a better life. We talk about how Belma transitioned from the media world of Conde an...
Lori Kaufman is an entertainment and pop culture aficionado who has turned her passion into her career. Her approach was to seek out a way to match what excited her (entertainment) with a job in the corporate world leading her to iN DEMAN...
Getting a job is all about WHO you know. You can do that through knowing and meeting more people, but how? One way is through networking. Networking is a dirty word. We think of it as stuffy, crowded room meeting all types of people who are just t...
Alyse Kalish is a writer and editor at the Muse. She was first rejected for an internship at the Muse, but that didn't stop her. She was tenacious and followed up the right way up to land an internship in a later semester. Once she was in the role...
Hi! I’m Laura with Kick Ass In Life. Moving to NYC without a job, I wanted to get hired fast and begin a fulfilling career. When I was struggling to find a full-time job, my dad gave me two words that have stuck with me: “Kick Ass.”
By repeating this mantra and changing my approach, I secured a full-time job four months after moving to NYC. I now work as a digital video producer at a tv network and love finding ways to challenge myself in my career and in life.
I live frugally without sacrificing my lifestyle to live (and retire) well. I devote my free time to moving my body, eating well, and staying sane in one of the craziest cities in the world. It’s my mission to help interns, recent graduates, and friends with their careers, money and health to help them kick ass too.
Why listen to me?
Went from unemployed to doubling my salary in two years
Helped dozens of recent grads find connections, opportunities, and jobs
Created a routine using the best tips and hacks to be happier and healthier and save $$$
Whether you're an intern, a soon-to-be graduate, a recent grad or just starting out in New York City, learn these Quick Tips for your resume, your interview and your negotiation.
Sent out a million resumes and haven’t heard back? Is your application going straight to the black hole? This practical and step-by-step approach will help you differentiate yourself in this hyper-competitive environment, get hired fast and launch a career. You have no time to waste in a job search – it’s time to kick ass in your career!
“Hi I’m Laura and I’m seeking opportunities…”
A great way to meet several people at once is to go to networking events. These types of events are organized by professional groups, alumni associations, or other types of clubs and organizations as a way to meet other people in a specific industry or geographical location.
We all feel like we don’t belong sometimes and we are inadequate in our jobs. It can feel like we somehow tricked people to get where we are today. Sometimes we feel like we don’t deserve the success we’ve achieved.
Are you feeling bright? It’s hard. It’s December and crazy busy and the answer is no, you’re probably not feeling too bright right about now. I’m not talking about the holiday spirit, either. I’m talking about that part deep inside of you that feels good when you wake up and go to work, class or otherwise.
Should you intern if you’ve already graduated? This is a question I get A LOT. And I get it. You feel like if you’ve graduated you should get a job immediately. Which is great if you can. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes you just can’t get a company to take a chance on you. But you might be able to get a foot in the door if you intern for them first.
You’ve heard of a side hustle, right? I feel like that term has had a super big moment right now – and rightfully so!