Author: awwin

Career

How One “I Lost My Job” LinkedIn Status Led to 20 Interviews in 15 Days

Being vulnerable isn’t our first instinct. We’re human after all, which means most of the time we’re shamelessly stubborn and independent in the hopes of appearing strong and put-together. This is especially true when we’re in the throes of unemployment. The thing is—and you know this—when we let our pride go and admit we need […]

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Career

The Interview Questions You Need to Ask to Determine if an Employer Truly Values Volunteerism​

We know you have enough on your plate when you’re preparing for interviews. But, we also know that you’re looking for more than just a job. Everyone wants to find a fulfilling career, and a large part of that is finding a company where you can make a difference. In fact, 79% of people prefer to […]

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Travel

How to live like a Local in San José

One walk down its quaint streets, one sip of its celebrated coffee and Costa Rica was home for Lonely Planet Local Maria Esther Abissi. Seven years in and the city of San José is only getting better. Whether it’s a night of dancing at one of the bars on Barrio Escalante, dining at the trendiest restaurants or a lazy […]

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Travel

Top 5 reasons to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico right now

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the island’s capital city of San Juan is back in action and ready for visitors. With its stunning beaches, buzzing nightlife and multitude of cultural and outdoor activities, a trip to San Juan won’t disappoint. Whether you’re a nature lover, beach bum, foodie or night owl, there’s something […]

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Career

Ask an Honest HR Professional: Why Do I Keep Losing Jobs to Internal Candidates?

Dear HR Professional, I’ve lost out on two jobs because the company went with internal candidates. Is this common practice? If so, how can I compete? Signed, So Close, Yet So Far Dear So Close, Yet So Far, It’s true—more and more companies are embracing internal mobility to keep top talent engaged at their organization. […]

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Lifestyle

The Beginner’s Guide to Getting a Handle on Your Finances

Few moments have paralleled the sheer excitement I felt when I received my first paycheck in the mail. That slip of paper, and the money it represented, felt like an initiation into adulthood—something I, a teenager and part-time frozen yogurt shop employee at the time, desperately craved. Now that I’ve graduated from the land of […]

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Lifestyle

5 Brilliant Ways to Save Money on Gift Cards This Holiday

While it would be nice to gift our friends and family personalized presents that fit their personalities like horoscopes, sometimes, it’s easiest to just go with a gift card. This is especially true for those we don’t know as well—you can’t go wrong with a Starbucks gift card for the office Secret Santa! Can we […]

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Career

Job Searching? 4 Email Templates That’ll Make Asking for Help So Much Easier

When you’re actively looking for a new gig, you already know that it’s smart to lean on your network. After all, the more people you have in your corner, the better. But, here’s the thing: There’s also a little bit of shame that comes along with that approach. Not only do you need to openly admit […]

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Weight Loss

Boost Your Metabolism With Mini-Meals

Spreading your calories throughout the day may help you stick to your diet and keep off the weight. “This time I am going to stick to my diet,” you tell yourself. You make every effort to follow a healthful eating plan, but in a moment of weakness, hunger strikes and you find yourself indulging in […]

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Travel

Under the radar USA: Cheyenne, Wyoming, gateway to the parks

Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Wyoming’s Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for geothermal features, rugged mountains, and abundant wildlife. Yellowstone teems with a vibrant ecosystem packed with predatory species (bears, wolves, and mountain lions) and their prey (bison, elk, and pronghorn), and the Teton Range is one of North America’s premier climbing destinations. However, as […]

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