The Unconventional Traveler

Career

Reasons (aside from being unqualified) you aren’t getting job interviews

We apply to so many jobs and don’t always hear back from every employer. If you’re a recent college graduate, your first thought might be that you’re not qualified enough. Sometimes (if you’re a recent college graduate, most often) that is the case. But here’s what I wish I knew back then: There are so many other reasons you aren’t hearing back from jobs you apply for. Maybe you already knew this. And there’s a chance that people told me this back when I was first applying  ...

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Career

5 Ways to Follow-Up After Every Interview

Are you afraid of following up too often, too many times, or annoying a potential employer? Or maybe you aren’t even sure of how to follow up with a recruiter more than once. This blog post is for you. I’ve been chatting with many recent college graduates who are job hunting. And  ...

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Career

How Introverts Can Network Online

by Alex Burns I originally wrote this blog post to help introverts hone their networking skills online before taking it to in-person events. But given the fact that we’re now all working from home and practicing social distancing, these tips can be useful for just about everyone.  ...

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Career

What you need to know about toxic work environments

Ever since I re-started my blogging journey, I’ve noticed that a commonly asked question is about knowing when to quit a job. There are many resources that talk about the signs that you should look for. And I even wrote a blog post on questions you should ask yourself before quitting. But  ...

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Adulting

6 Personal Finance Spreadsheets for Your 20s

When it comes to personal finance, spreadsheets have become my best friend. Unlike templates, apps, and printables, they are customizable, have limitless space, and can be accessed from almost any device. These 6 personal finance spreadsheets will help you get through your 20s. Savings Tracker  ...

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Wellness

4 Reasons You Should Create a Reverse Bucket List

Nearly 40% of people who make resolutions forget about them by March, but the dropout rate levels off substantially after that point. Since we just got into April, I thought that this would be the perfect time to talk about the reverse bucket list and how you can use them to reach your goals or  ...

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Career

What to bring to the office on your first day

The first day of work is both exciting and nerve-wracking. To help you prep for the first day at your new office job, I’ve put together a list of the things I like to bring (or wish I brought) on the first day of the jobs I’ve had. Lunch and snacks It’s possible that your new  ...

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Career, Wellness

How to Survive Unemployment Post-Grad

by Alex Burns This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely a new graduate without a job wondering how you’re going to survive unemployment. I’m here to tell you you’re not alone, and there’s no need to panic.  ...

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Wellness

16 Ways to Love Yourself

Here are 16 ways to love yourself this February. This isn’t just any list blog post! Each section has information on the benefits of each method of self-love and how you can implement it or where you can learn more. 1. Create a skin-care ritual How this is a method of self-love Your skin  ...

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