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99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use

99 Sites That Every Professional Should Know About and Use
September is Professional Development Month at The Muse! Check in all month for ways to boost your skills, get ahead at work, and be the best professional you can possibly be. With an endless number of sites, tools, and resources out there, how do you know what’s worth your time? Well, we know just how busy you are, so we did the legwork for you and found 99 websites that’ll add value to your life and your career, guaranteed. From productivity advice to places to go when you need a distraction, these sites will change the way you do things, inspire you, and, well, generally just blow your mind. Organize Your Work 1. Trello helps you manage all your ideas and due dates and keeps track of what you’re in the process of completing. 2. Think Google Docs—only better for collaboration. 3. What is it about a coffee shop that gives you such laser focus? 4. FaxZero lets you send and receive faxes through your email—because nobody likes the fax machine. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Streamline Your Life 12.

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Best Question to End a Job Interview With We’ve all been there: It’s the end of the interview, and after nearly an hour of pouring your heart (and work experience) out to a potential employer, the hiring manager asks if you have any last questions before wrapping up. It’s meant to be a formality, of course—a way to end the conversation without kicking you out right then and there. But it’s also an opportunity, intentional or not, to make one final impression and give your interviewer something to remember you by. As Marshall Darr points out in this short piece on Medium, this final remark is actually a moment to “add value to the conversation” before you both head your separate ways. It’s especially noteworthy when you do manage to pull that off, since so many other candidates, having already asked many questions throughout the session, mindlessly shrug off this little last thing at the end.

100+ Sites to Download All Sorts of Things These days you can find all sorts of things online, from audio books to flash files, from sound effects to CSS templates. Below we compiled a list with over 100 download sites that serve that purpose. We will also try to keep the list updated, so if your favorite download site is not here, let us know about it with a comment. 15 Resources to Organize Your Home, Computer, Work, and Life Photo: Rubbermaid I feel sometimes that I am on a constant quest to get organized. There is just so much I want to do with my life, and so little time in which to get it all done.

10 Sites to Send Large Files for Free Over the Internet Generally you have 2 options to send large files with someone over the internet. One is sending the file with in an email message or put that file one a hosting service and send them to the recipient. Web services like Gmail or Outlook only allowed to send file with the maximum file size 25 MB in size. 23 Personal Branding and Social Networking Mistakes You’ve probably heard just how important it is in this day and age to have a strong online presence. If you’re a job seeker, it can help you stand out among other candidates. If you want to be known in your field, it can help you tell a story about who you are. And if you’re building your network, it can help you connect with people you never would have had access to before. But did you know there are ways in which your online presence could be hurting you? That’s right—you want to make sure that everything from your Google results to your social profiles or personal website to the way you interact with others is sending the right message to your contacts (and future contacts!).

How to Think About Your Career How to Think About Your Career If you had asked 22-year-old me what my “career aspirations” were, I would have looked at you blankly and then casually changed the subject to what programs you’d recommend to model cute 3D bunnies for a video game, or whether the writers of Alias would be so devious as to ship Sydney Bristow and Sark. It’s not that I didn’t think about my career at all. I was ambitious — I wanted to be a part of something big. I wanted to be able to support myself financially and not worry my parents (as this was a high bar set at doctor, aka the “stablest of all professions,” I suspect they still secretly worry about this.)

10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web No, it’s not Spiderman’s latest web slinging tool but something that’s more real world. Like the World Wide Web. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Most of us think that that search powerhouses like Google and Bing are like the Great Oracle”¦they see everything. Unfortunately, they can’t because they aren’t divine at all; they are just web spiders who index pages by following one hyperlink after the other. But there are some places where a spider cannot enter.

The No. 1 Budgeting Step You Have to Stop Avoiding Budgeting isn't easy. Many people feel overwhelmed and give up before they even get going. But even among those people who don't quit, many miss the most critical step when creating the family budget: tracking all of your expenses. If You Like These Popular TV Shows, You'll Love This List Of Similar Shows We Have Just For You If You Like These Popular TV Shows, You’ll Love This List Of Similar Shows We Have Just For You TV shows have taken over our love for movies. Owing to the popularity of Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Modern Family and a few others, we are witness to the golden age of television.

How to Choose the Right Career Coach for You One of the best things I’ve ever done for my professional life was work with a career coach. I was feeling stuck, confused, and unsure of my next steps, and conversations with friends and family hadn’t been productive. After a self-assessment about my career path and goals and a one-hour session with my coach, I walked away with more clarity and confidence than I had had in years—not to mention an action plan for the next three months. It was so helpful that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t done it sooner. Of course, there were a couple of reasons I hadn’t.

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