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Hire Me: Writing a Cover Letter that Impresses

It's time for you to write the dreaded cover letter. The place where you have to dust off the old writing skills, brag about all your business accomplishments, and hope it doesn't sound weird. It's one of the few places you get to impress a potential employer and get that job you've been longing for! So, it's up to you to do it! While a cover letter may seem like a daunting document to write, it's the perfect place to tell your career story to a future employer. You get paragraphs to explain anything on your resume that you want...Read More
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How to Find a Career You Love

Can you imagine what life would be like if your Monday to Friday was just as enjoyable as the weekend (well almost!)? If you were inspired, challenged and passionate about your career? Perhaps you’ve known for a while that you’re in the wrong job but feel stuck as you don’t know what the alternative could or should be. A meaningful and happy career comes from finding the sweet spot where your skills and strengths are used to produce work you believe in - and get paid adequately for. But what if you’re not clear on your natural talents or what...Read More
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How to Actually Leave Your Job

So, last week I talked about how to know when it's time to leave your job. If you're job is draining every part of your life, it may be time to leave. But what about when you already know it's time? What if it's been time for a while? Well, then it's time to start taking the steps to leave. Update Your Resume We often forget about the most important document to our careers when we're actually in our careers. You should be updating your resume every few months (don't worry, I don't do it either). But, if you aren't,...Read More
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Products Every Millennial Woman Needs – June Edition

*This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission from purchases made through the provided links* So, I decided to start something new on the blog this week. People often ask me where I get products they notice in my pictures (or in real life). It's no secret that I love stuff and shopping, so I thought I'd share some of my awesome finds with you! I'll be breaking it down based on each category of the blog (Beauty, Career, Relationships, Adulting, and Money) each month. Let's get started with products I'm obsessed with this month! Relationships This...Read More
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Common Mistakes Millennials Make That Lose Them The Job

*This post contains affiliate links which means I get a commission from purchases made through the provided links* Recently, I've had the pleasure of interviewing some potential interns for According to Brittney. Even with a part-time job, this blog takes up a lot of my free time. There is also so much more I want to do, but with writing, social media, and working at home with a cat. Sometimes, the things I want to do just don't get done. Obviously, this is a bummer for me because I love this blog and want my ideas to come to light....Read More
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Best Places to Shop for Cheap Professional Clothes

As you may know, I started a new job (4/20 marked a full month, of course). This place is a huge step into my career which caused for a huge shift in wardrobe. If you look in my closet, you will find a treasure trove of black leggings, band shirts (mostly The Maine), black leggings, VS PINK yoga pants, a bunch of clothes I hate and don't wear, and the perfect for any occasion black legging. Obviously, this did not suit my new job's dress code whatsoever. I needed business clothes fast (Like ended my last job Friday and starting...Read More
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How to Use Your Internet Stalking Skills to Ace an interview

We all do it. I know you do it. I've done it. Internet Stalking. The shameful sleuthing through an internet profile to gain information about an unsuspecting subject. How Dare You?! Okay, it's not that serious. That's what social media is for, right? Right? Anyway, internet stalking is fun, mostly harmless, and requires a lot of time (and practice). But, have you ever thought about that you could do if you used your skills for good instead of evil? How about using that special skill set to prepare for an interview for your dream job? Here's how! Instead of Instagram,...Read More
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Hire Me: Resume Tips That Make You Stand Out

Resume writing can be challenging. You want to impress your potential employer but you only have one or two pages to do it. As someone who critiques and writes resumes, I know the difficulties of properly selling yourself on paper. As someone, who has received resumes, I also know that not everyone knows how to do that. So, instead of sending out something that will put your resume in the trash, follow these tips to be the number one pick. Add results to your job description Telling someone what you have done is great, but giving them real descriptions on how...Read More

Things to Consider When Developing Your Personal Brand

Just like a business or blog has a brand, so do you. We spend a lot of time and money branding everything else, but neglect one of the most important brands. Yours. People want to know the who more than the what. Your employers, professional connections, and colleagues see that brand whether you have crafted it or not. What does your brand say about you? If you're ready to start crafting a brand that fits the image you want to portray, here are some things you need to consider: Keep Your Goals in Mind One thing that helps me know...Read More

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Anyone who know me, knows that my dream job (besides working at Alternative Press Magazine) is to be an entrepreneur. I want to start and run my own business. This has been my dream since I was very young. My mother has run her own business for years. Seeing her ignited my passion. When I was in college, I took entrepreneurship classes which gave me a lot of perspective and ideas. I've bounced around with different ideas for a while. Finally, I am seeing an idea of mine come to life. I love marketing (that's why I do it everyday)....Read More