Although we’ve talked about how you can network, we wanted to share some tips this week on what types of questions you can be asking your network once you establish relationships. Of course, you should be keen to offer the following information in return to your professional network. After all, it’s a two-way street!
In conversations we’ve had with our Facebook group and beyond about community, it’s become clear that many of us feel disconnected from our real-life communities. We’ve talked about some ways to get more involved, particularly buying local, but we wanted to offer ideas for community involvement that are cheap or free and available in most areas. What follows is our guide to staying local without going broke:
One major way you can support your local community is to bank within it. A credit union is an awesome way to do so. They offer competitive interest rates on loans and help your town or city grow and thrive. We broke down how to start banking at a credit union and why you should consider doing it in this She Spends guide.
When it comes to freelancing or project-based work, there are about a million tools you could use to manage your career. We wanted to share some of our favorites to close out freelancing month at She Spends. Did you miss past issues? Check out our tips forpreparing for next tax season, creating a contract and determining whether you need an EIN. On to the tools!
Though this year’s Tax Day came and went just this week, we’re already looking ahead to next year’s Tax Day. Whether you are just getting into the freelancing game, or you’re a project-based worker who struggled with this year’s taxes, setting aside some time now to prepare for next year will save you time and stress.
Ever hear of an EIN? If you’re new to the world of freelancing, this term is likely something new to you. But it’s a super important part of your job, and can help when it comes to tax season.
Contracts are a crucial element of running your own business, but it can be frustrating to know where to start. For every freelance project you agree to work on, you should create a contract with the employer that includes the terms and scope of your work, as well as when and how you’ll get paid.
When I created She Spends, I knew I wanted to make a space for women to feel encouraged to ask for more from their employers. Research shows that the wage gap is not only perpetuated by bosses who don’t want to pay their employees equally, but also by systemic problems that we need to do real work to change. To be sure, factors like motherhood, job choices, lack of paid family leave and few women in senior leadership perpetuate the gap. But there’s another issue at hand: Women are simply socialized not to ask for what they want at work.
We’ve spent a great deal of time covering salary negotiation in the past few weeks, but we believe the tips you learn can be translated into other aspects of your life. Learning to ask for what you are worth is incredibly powerful.
Many members of the She Spends community are freelancers in some way or another. Some are writers who are paid on a per story basis by publications. Others are yoga instructors who may book classes for a certain number of weeks but are often dealing with the ebb and flow of clientele. Some are consultants, marketing professionals or designers who are paid based on projects, rather than a pre-specified yearly salary. With this in mind, we’ve created a guide to salary negotiation for our readers whose jobs are non-traditional.
In the She Spends Guide to Getting a Raise, we mention that it’s important to have backup options in case a raise is not in the cards. Although many employers don’t always have the funds to show their appreciation for their workers, they are able to offer other benefits.
In today’s startup-heavy world, it is becoming more common for employees to receive company-gifted stock options from their employers. However, it can be tough to know what to do with these stock options. Instead of just letting them sit untouched, here’s what you could be doing.
At She Spends HQ we believe that open, honest feedback is the key to success in your career.
Many of our readers have been looking for ways to take their money management offline, so we created this comprehensive guide to finding someone who can help you manage major money problems.
Managing money as a couple is something that’s deeply personal. You and your partner may be perfectly compatible in the bedroom, but breaking out a spreadsheet and talking about how you spend is often fraught with stress.
Do you have a BFF at work? When we asked our Facebook group about their relationships in the workplace, responses were mixed.
Not all companies are created equal, especially for women and people of color. Thankfully, there exist several platforms where women can share their workplace experiences, and use information from others to find a new job. This week we rounded up a few of our favorites.
Your resume and cover letter are on point and you’ve built a fantastic network. It comes as no surprise, then, that you not only have a job offer, but that you also have more than one. It’s an awesome feeling, but it can be scary to make a decision. How do you know you’ll love working somewhere without actually doing it? Here’s how to handle multiple job offers and come out on top.
Resumes, cover letters and thank you notes are the worst part of the job application process. We get that, so we pulled together some tools, tips and tricks to make the process just a little easier for you.