3 Summer jobs for students

Summer jobs for students, extra income, summer job, make money
This past weekend, Vancouver had it’s annual car-free day, with street festivals being held all over the city.  Brian and I braved the crowds and had a beer out on the street while enjoying a bit of sun and warmth.  When the patios and beer gardens come out, it’s a sure sign of impending summer! It’s also the time when students, many of whom are free for the summer, start to look...

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How to write an awesome cover letter (or not)

cover letter, writing a cover letter, resume with cover letter, job hunting
I take a lot of pride in writing awesome cover letters. And you should too! If you have to struggle to write a compelling cover letter, I’m going to bet that you’re not super excited about the position that you’re applying for. At my first computer science co-op, my manager told me straight up that one of the main reasons I got the interview was my strong cover letter. A good cover...

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How to make a budget that works

Estimating income, expenses, emergency expenses, bills, budgeting, budgeting income, make a budget that works, budgeting 101, Family and finances, dealing with the family, Making money, extra income, quick cash, side job
A lot of people I know have been starting first jobs lately.  And first jobs means… more beer first budget!  Well, maybe it doesn’t mean that to most people and certainly not to me way back when – but getting started on a good solid budget right from the beginning will set you up for future financial success. Photo Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/twon/ When I had my first...

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Posted in: Money

4 month countdown

month countdown, graduation, to-do list, checklist, graduate, things to do before you graduate
I am back in classes for my final term in this program.  4 months from now I will be DONE with school for the second time in my life. There’s a few things to keep in mind if you are also graduating this year: Have you applied for graduation? Do you have enough credits to graduate? Is your resume up to date? Have you been preparing for interviews? Do you have a job lined up?  If not, are you...

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