1:30 pm, May 21st | by Lisette Mejia, SavvySugar
When it comes to making an impression during a job interview, it’s the little things that count. Little things like a good handshake. You don’t want it to be too limp (translation: “I’m weak”) or too strong (“I’m trying too hard”). And you certainly don’t want it to be an awkward encounter. For more “don’ts” in the handshake department, we’re letting these awesome, funny, and cringe-worthy GIFs teach the lesson.
9:30 am, May 21st | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
If you’ve got a special graduate in your life and are having a hard time finding the perfect unique gift for her, consider a hand-crafted Etsy item that will look awesome on a new desk or help her stay organized. Along with card holders, helpful notepads, and the coolest pens, this collection of Etsy finds all ring in at $20 or under, making any of these gifts easy on the wallet when sticking to a budget. Click through to find the right gift for any friend finishing her studies — or something special to treat yourself on graduation day!
3:16 pm, May 20th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Peppering your conversations with “like” can seem like the norm or even cool in high school, but when it comes to the working world, it can discredit your professionalism. You might as well throw in a “whatever” or “as if!” while you’re at it. It disrupts the flow of your conversation, and also makes you sound unsure of what you are saying.
9:30 am, May 17th | by Lisette Mejia, SavvySugar
Planning a graduation trip this Summer? Heck, just looking for somewhere to escape to? Booking a vacation is exciting, of course, but it can also be stressful when it comes to choosing the right place to visit. To help you narrow down the oh-so-big world we live in, we’ve rounded up incredible places for fun-seeking spirits. All are beachside destinations that promise loads of excitement, so you can get your play — and your tan — on.
2:45 pm, May 16th | by Lisette Mejia, SavvySugar
One of the most entertaining parts about a graduation is seeing all the great grad cap ideas people come up with. While “Thanks mom and dad” is pretty sweet, it’s the creative ones that catch our attention time and time again. Here, we’ve rounded up some that will make you chuckle and others that will make you think, “Why didn’t I think of that?” In the name of some good graduation fun, click on to see six of our picks.
9:30 am, May 16th | by Laura Marie Meyers, SavvySugar
From attire to travel to gifts and favors, your wedding can be a major investment for your bridesmaids. Standing up as part of the bridal party means tons of extra expenses, so it’s smart to step back and see how you can keep costs low for your friends. Hoping to help them out by minimizing expenses? Here are 7 simple, thoughtful ways to make your wedding festivities more budget-friendly for your bridesmaids.
2:45 pm, May 15th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
With a cable network to manage, a school in Africa to run, and shows to host, Oprah Winfrey might just be one of the busiest women in the world. And as Winfrey’s health and fitness adviser, Bob Greene is definitely used to guiding busy professionals. Greene says one of the biggest excuses people often give is the “lack of time.” Here are some steps to living a healthier lifestyle even if your plate is full.
9:30 am, May 15th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
Being picky on LinkedIn doesn’t make you a snob, it’s just smart. After all, if you add everyone and their moms to your account, you’re diluting the strength and integrity of your connections and network. How can you be a trusted connection if you had no idea your connection Jane Smith is a scam artist? It can be hard navigating the ins and outs of the professional social media network, so you should have a few ground rules for accepting LinkedIn requests.
3:30 pm, May 14th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
We’ve all been there before — it’s midnight when you suddenly remember a work email you promised to send at the end of the day. You’re tempted to send an email right then and there because you either have a deadline, or you don’t want to forget to send it again the next day. Before you make any rash decisions, stop and consider the situation. Unless the email is an emergency and you actually have people waiting to hear back from you, then I advise you hold off on it till the next day. It’s also OK to send it if your colleague lives in a different time zone where it’s daytime to your night. Here are reasons against sending late-night work emails.
9:45 am, May 14th | by Emily Co, SavvySugar
There are plenty of horror stories on how people’s referrals end up being bad hires, which may make the referrer look bad. But then again, you could argue that it’s nice to help people out, especially ones who aren’t as lucky as you are and don’t have a stable job. What do you think — would you recommend someone whom you don’t have any ties to for a job?