Google That Question

Let’s get something straight. Whatever question you have, about anything, you can search in Google. Job searching questions are no different. You can read articles from experts in the field. Forbes, US News, The Muse, Fast Company, Ask a Manager, and Glassdoor, are just a few of the hundreds of career and industry sites out […]

Small Business Guilt

Have you ever been at your business and your spouse calls to say, “You’ve been at work for 12 hours. When are you coming home?” You catch yourself glancing at your watch — it’s 7pm and you’re not even close to getting done with your workload. You say to your spouse, “I’ll be home in a little bit… right […]

You Graduated, Now What?

“I graduated…so, now what do I do?” Many recent graduates are faced with this daunting question not long after commencement and don’t exactly know how to answer it. “We find that when FIU students graduate they feel somewhat abandoned or lost by the system. What do they do next? And how do they acquire and achieve their job […]

There’s No Such Thing as a Dream Job

There’s no such thing as a dream job. The mentality of “if I was just doing ___, then I’ll be happy” is not only untrue, but dangerous thinking. Why? Because it’s a hypothetical. It lives in the future. It’s not reality. That’s a lot of pressure that you are putting on yourself. That’s a lot […]

This is How You Job Search

Applying to job postings is not job searching. It’s applying to job postings. If you apply to a job posting without tailoring your resume and cover letter to fit that job description, you’re probably not getting a call back for an interview. If you don’t know anyone at the company, you’re probably not getting a […]

Become an Emerging City Champion

The K880 Emerging City Champions Fellowship is now open for applications from young civic innovators with ideas to make their cities more livable. Supported by Knight Foundation and led by 8-80 Cities, the fellowship is open to innovators based in the eight resident communities where Knight invests: Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, N.C.; Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San […]

PSA: Stop putting your mailing address on your resume

It has come to my attention that there is no need to put your physical mailing address on your resume. You are applying for jobs, networking, and interviewing. Potential employers aren’t going to physically mail you anything at this stage of the game. Plus, if you’re applying in the tech/digital space, you don’t want to […]

Vulnerability and Ego in Your Job Search

I quit my job last August. I was unhappy. I was stressed. I got asthma. It wasn’t worth it. I walked away. I found myself job searching, without a safety net. Without knowing where to go. I turned to LinkedIn, where I reconnected and reengaged with my network. I met with 40 people in 3 […]

Basic Start-Up Questions

We are currently in an entrepreneurship era, which is an exciting time for those trying to live out their dreams.  However, being an entrepreneur is tough because there are so many demands and so many hats to wear.  Entrepreneurs are typically subject-matter experts in the business they are starting and accounting is sometimes looked at […]