Here is where you’ll find the many tools & resources I have gathered over the years to become as “business-savvy” as possible. A large thank you to the Honors Program at W.P. Carey School of Business- this is one experience many will never partake in, and I am extremely grateful to have been given the opportunity to embrace the endless knowledge provided to me through their outstanding programs.
A good place to start is Yahoo Finance. This is a great way to gain a better understanding of the financial marketplace- a world you most certainly live in, but may know very little about. Just because you don’t invest, doesn’t mean this doesn’t apply to you. It truly does in so, so many ways.
Interviewing with a company you don’t know much about? Looking for basic information regarding industry statistics? Hoovers may be just the place for you. This website is packed with information on almost every company out there. Happy Searching.
Online profile resumes seem to be trending. Start networking and get connected with LinkedIn. You’ll be amazed at how many of your friend’s connections can lead to potential job openings.
Budget the smart way with Mint. You can even download an app for your smartphone, sign up for emails concerning your balance and credit card payments, create realistic budgets, and gain advice regarding how to save better or consolidate your debt. This tool has kept me financially savvy for quite awhile. No wonder my credit report is flawless!
It’s extremely important to know what kind of status your credit is in. The ONLY authorized source under federal law is Annual Credit Report. You can also call them at 877-322-8228. Although it costs extra to get your actual credit score, you can get a report for FREE that tells you if you have any accounts in bad standing. You can also view an entire list of all credit cards you’ve applied for, as well as who has requested to see your credit report. I did mine through Experion. I believe the website gives you three choices. Pretty neat, huh?
Sound smart and keep your vocabulary fresh with A Word A Day. It may seem silly, but building your vocabulary is just one of the ways to ensure success no matter what you pursue.