Looking for a job is often a stressful experience, even if you have the exact profile the company is looking for. But as a fresh graduate with very limited experience, it is even more stressful.

Companies often list a lot of requirements, yet many of them are ready to hire a person with good potential, even if they are missing some of the skills or years of experience they have been originally requiring.

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However, the company needs to be able to assess the potential of the candidate. Having interviewed close to fifty people in the past year, I have collected…


I met my husband when I was 15. We started dating immediately and we have been together for over 10 years now. We got married a year and a half ago, after almost 9 years of relationship.

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Whenever I tell this story to someone, they are amazed. It is hard to understand that I met someone at a quite young age, and I have fallen in love with that person and actually want to spend my life with them. It amazes me, too.

I know I am not the only one who meets the love of their life during their…


I really enjoyed watching the videos of “What I spend as a XX year old in XXX” that has been going around on YouTube a few months back. I personally do have a rough idea of what I spend in a month but I thought it would be interesting to break it down into weeks, as well as calculate any annual payments that are not typically done every week.

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What is important to say is that I split all of those expenses with my husband, so technically, everything should be divided by two. …


You are having troubles performing at your current job

Subtle Signs That You Are Ready to Leave Your Job
Subtle Signs That You Are Ready to Leave Your Job
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The times — when you started a job after your graduation and then retired 40 years later from the same job — are long gone. It is not uncommon to change jobs every few years, and it is more and more common to change entire careers.

Some jobs are great, the other ones not so much — at some, you know you are going to look for a new one pretty soon. Others have been a great home for you for years or perhaps decades.

Eventually, though, there will be a time when subtle signs will show you you are…


… and it needs to change

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I have been with my husband for over 10 years. We have grown a lot together but in one way we were and still are growing apart. That is, in a way how differently we see the same situation. I, as a woman, he as a man.

When I realised that, I have started writing these different outlooks on the world down. Here are the stories that happened to us and we both saw something different in them.

Being aware of surroundings.

When working as a receptionist, I happened to be almost alone in the whole building. A contractor came in and I escorted…


We spend a third of our life at work. To be more precise, we spend around 2000 hours at work every year. We are trying to spend our free time on what we love doing, only to come to work which we resent.

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But often looking for a new position is just as demanding as staying in the job itself. The process of a job hunt can be really tedious. I have been there, quite recently. …


The year 2020 has seen one of the largest market crash that most of us have seen in their lifetime, or, when it comes to millennials like me, in their life when they have been able to comprehend money.

Like many other people, I understood that now it might be a good time to invest in some stock. With a finance degree attached to my name, never have I ever been introduced to the stock market at my university. Yes, I knew what stocks are, I even knew that some can pay out a dividend and I knew they are…


For 2020, one of my most challenging goals was to read 52 books, aka a book a week. The year before I read just over 40 and the years before maybe 10 or so. I remembered how I enjoy reading books at school and I decided to stretch myself as far as I would go.

I have been choosing books that spoke to me for one reason or another. I don't have any specific genre that I would or would not read, and therefore I was just choosing whatever I thought would be interesting for me.

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After putting the list…

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Personal finance, Investing and Life in general

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