Instagram #LevoLove: How to Be More Confident

How to Be More Confident

There’s nothing better than skimming through Instagram and stopping at a quote that perfectly addresses what you’re feeling at that exact moment. You glance at the number of likes on the post and realize you’re not alone.

We all have days when we need that extra boost of confidence. For times like those, Levo has you covered. We rounded up our absolute favorite confidence-boosting quotes on Instagram to give you all the feels. But don’t just read them—live by them.

[Related: These 10 Famous Women Will Overhaul Your Thinking on Confidence and Body Image]

For your daily boost of confidence, follow us on PinterestFacebook, and Twitter, and follow the hashtags #levoinspired, #levolove, #LevoOfficeHours, and #MyPowerOutfit.

1. “Come in with a level of humility but present with conviction.” —Adam Braun, @PencilsofPromise Founder

Believe that what you’re saying is important. Know that your presence makes a difference.

[Related: The Defining Decade: The Most Important Thing I Learned in My 20’s]

2. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.” —Bill Gates

Every single one of our lives is unique, so to compare yours to another’s would be like comparing apples to oranges.

3. “You just have to trust your own madness.” —Clive Barker

Second-guessing yourself can be destructive. You won’t get anywhere if you don’t take the leap.

4. “Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” —Beyoncé

You’re setting yourself up for disappointment if you’re waiting for your actions to be validated by someone else. Your own validation is all that matters.

[Related: 11 Beyoncé Quotes That Will Inspire You to Run the World]

5. “Know your worth and let it shine.” —Rachael Tachie-Menson, Partnerships and Engagement Lead at LoungeBuddy

As soon as you realize your value, that’s when you’ll find true happiness.

[Related: My Power Outfit: Rachael Tachie-Menson, Partnerships, and Engagement Lead at LoungeBuddy]

6. “Self-love is the foundation for every other human interaction you will have.” —Tiffany Hardin, Principal & Co-Founder of Gild Creative Group

If you wake up not being in love with yourself, your life becomes a lot more difficult.

[Related: My Power Outfit: Tiffany Hardin, Cultural Engagement Strategist & Co-Founder of Gild Creative Group]

7. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” —Ted Rubin

Nobody lives in your skin except for you, so don’t expect everyone to understand your struggles and appreciate your accomplishments the way you will.

[Related: 4 Ways You’re Killing Your Confidence]

8. “Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” —Elizabeth Gilbert

It’s important to have dreams, but don’t forget to wake up and do something about them.

Up and at em! #mondaymotivation #levoinspired #qotd #quotes

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9. “You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful.” —J.K. Rowling

The second you realize you have a say in how your life plays out, you will never live the same way again.

[Related: 4 Ways to Close Your Confidence Gap]

10. “Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset.” —Joss Whedon

Being common isn’t what’s going to take you far. Your weirdness is what sets you apart, and if you take advantage, it could be your biggest asset.

We're all weirdos in our own way. ✨ #wednesdaywisdom #levoinspired #qotd #quotes #josswhedon

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Best Cyber Monday Deals

The Best Cyber Monday Deals You Need to Know About Now

While everyone else is out at the crack of dawn on Black Friday lining up outside of Best Buy or whatever, some of of you will probably be snuggling up in your beds sound asleep. You clever shoppers are probably waiting for Cyber Monday, because that’s how you can score some killer deals, knock off everything on your holiday wish lists and NOT be stuck fighting over the last Playstation or whatever. We feel you. To make your lives just a tad easier, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest Cyber Monday deals on the Internet. Get these pages bookmarked for some serious savings.

[Related: How to Avoid Financial Holiday Hangovers]

Best Cyber Monday Deals for Style + Beauty Junkies

JCPenney: This department store promises 50,000 Cyber Monday deals, including huge savings on clothes for everyone in the family—men’s, women’s and kids’. Their online sales kick off on November 29 and go till November 30, so don’t miss it!

BaubleBar: Starting Sunday November 29 at 4pm through Cyber Monday, you can score 25 percent off your fave jewelry on BaubleBar. And yes, more purchases means more savings. You get 35 percent off if you buy two or more items.

Glossier: Glossier has some killer deals on their website from November 26 till December 1st, with a sitewide 25 percent off sale on all products—so be sure to stock up on your beauty and skincare products during that week.

Spring: Download the Spring app to check out their awesome Cyber Monday deals on November 30. You’ll get everything on the app at a 25 percent discount, so get those Chelsea boots you’ve been lusting after.

The Arrivals: This unconventionally cool e-commerce site for outerwear and accessories naturally has an unconventional approach to Cyber Monday. Post a referral link on your social platforms to score $50 off jackets.

[Related: The *Free* Trick to Outsource Your Holiday Shopping]

Best Cyber Monday Deals for Techies + Worker Bees

Office Depot: Cyber Monday deals at your fave office supply chain kick off midnight EST on November 29 and will last all week for what they’re calling Cyber Week. Cyber Week will come with new deals uploaded every day, so stay tuned!

ZAGG: On Friday, this tech site, which offers everything from speakers to wireless keyboards, will be hosting a Cyber Monday sale that features 50 percent off select products. In case you miss Monday, you’ll have all of Cyber Week, which is December 2 to December 7, to score deals on certain items for 30 percent off.

Newegg: Cyber Monday begins at Newegg on November 30, and if it’s anything like its “leaked” Black Friday deals, you’ll be seeing some major savings on tech like ASUS laptops computers, USB drives and more.

Blue Sky: Get organized this Cyber Monday with Blue Sky’s killer sale on planners. All regular priced items are 30 percent off. Plus, if your purchase is over $25, use the code “BFNOTES” to receive your choice of a pink or black sewn vinyl casebound fashion notebook for FREE.

Best Cyber Monday Deals for Homemakers + Foodies

Kirklands: Come Cyber Monday, you’ll be able to score some killer deals at the home goods website, like 40 percent off select frames and collages, $150 for an ottoman set, 25 percent off all online orders plus free shipping for purchases over $25. Basically, you’re going to be able to deck out your home at a great discount!

Target: Target will be launching their Cyber Week starting November 29—one day ahead of actual Cyber Monday—and the savings promise to be big ones. You can sign up here to get alerts on what sales they’ll have in store for you… online, of course.

Home Depot: Home Depot got a head start on their savings this year by launching their Black Friday/Cyber Monday prices starting on November 4. Hey, we’re not complaining. You can score up to a 30 percent discount on appliances like refrigerators, gas ranges, dishwashers and select microwaves for up to 40 percent off.

Hurom Juicers: These nifty juicers are going to be 25 percent off sitewide for Cyber Monday. With regular prices ringing in from $349 to $899, you’re definitely going to want to take advantage of that bargain.

Serena & Lily: Get your house California chic with the ultra beach-luxe home decor site Serena & Lily. On Cyber Monday, you’ll get 25 percent off the entire site (except for art).

[Related: 8 Ways Millennials are Reshaping Holiday Retail]

This article was originally published on BRIT + CO.

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How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

There’s an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you’re calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love.

But freelancing is also scary, stressful, and downright difficult. One of the biggest drawbacks is lack of a steady, predictable income. You could hit five figures in revenue one month and see your income shrink to $2,000 or less the next.

[Related: “My Husband and I Save Half Our Income—Here’s How”]

Learning to ride out those financial ups and downs is key to long-term success. But how on earth are you supposed to set up a budget you can rely on month-to-month when you’re trying to manage your money on a variable income?

1. Set up a bookkeeping system.

You can’t manage your money if you don’t know how much of it goes in and how much of it goes out each month. Start by setting up a system that makes sense to you and is easy for you to use.

Freelancers and independent workers may want to use a simple accounting app or software. Nutcache is a good (and free) option. Freshbooks is a paid alternative. Both tools will help you track hours, projects, expenses, income, and invoices.

Or you can use your own spreadsheets in Excel if that works better. There’s no one “right” answer—it’s a matter of finding a system you stick to consistently month after month and allows you to create a detailed view of what you earn and what you spend.

[Related: 6 Ways to Budget for What Matters the Most]

2. Track everything.

Whatever system you decide to set up for yourself, make sure it accounts for every financial metric you want to track. As a freelancer, your gross income can look far different than your net earnings, and it’s up to you to make sure you’re keeping up with all that.

Don’t forget to account for taxes, health insurance, business expenses, and retirement savings when you’re tracking your income.

[Related: 7 Ways to Boost Your Career—and Finances—in 30 Seconds]

3. Create a bare bones budget.

Knowing your income and expenses sets up a good foundation for you to build your budget from. When mapping out your budget, think of it as a modular system that can be built up or taken down as needed, depending on what your income looks like month to month.

It’s important to note that you want both a business budget and a personal budget—and your business (or freelancing) and personal finances should always be kept separate. In your business budget, account for some of the factors mentioned above: taxes, savings, and expenses.

You should prioritize in that order, too. You always need to pay taxes, but you have more control over what you spend in your business and how much you contribute to savings.

In your personal budget, start by identifying your fixed expenses. These are costs like rent, utilities, insurance, and other bills you can’t necessarily control; you need to pay them to eat food and live indoors. Create a section for these expenses. This is your first module, and one that you can’t do much to change (beyond taking drastic action, like moving to a cheaper place, dropping all but absolute necessary services, and so on).

Then identify flexible expenses. These are costs you still need to account for but ones you have more control over. Think transportation, personal care items, or pet needs.

Finally, you can create a module for discretionary expenses. In other words, this is your “wants” category—and any spending you do here can immediately be cut off if you experience a lean month. This is stuff like shopping, travel, and meals out, which is the first part of your budget to be crossed out if you need to reduce your costs.

Building a budget in this way allows you to be as flexible as your income. You know you have entire sections that can be completely eliminated or at least tightly controlled, and you have a baseline to help you determine what your minimum acceptable income is (which would be the total of your “fixed expenses” budget module).

[Related: How to Live Large on an Entry-Level Budget]

4. Plan ahead.

One of the most powerful things you can do to help yourself manage your money on a variable income? Simply plan ahead. If you’ve been freelancing for at least a year, look back on the last 12 months and evaluate each month’s earnings.

Did you experience lean months? If so, why? Was it tied into the time of year or season? Look for patterns or factors that may impact future months and adjust your budget accordingly.

Are there months that you want to take time off in, which you know will lead to less income? Plan for that as well so you can make it happen without negatively impacting your overall financial picture. For example, if you know December is a slow month and you want to take time off to visit family for the holidays, plan to dial down spending and expenses so you can get by without trouble.

Looking at months where you expect more income than usual can help you prepare for these times. In flush months, move extra money to a special savings account that you can dip into during the lean months to help even out your cash flow.

You can manage your money on a variable income. It just takes laying an initial foundation and understanding where your money is coming from and where it’s going. From there, plan ahead as much as possible—and remain proactive with your finances.

[Related: How I’m Planning for Retirement on My Own]

This article was originally published on GOGIRL Finance.

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#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win Cash for Holiday Shopping

#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win Cash for Holiday Shopping

Happy Holidays! We’re thankful for all of our Levo community—you inspire us every single day. To give back, we’re launching a series of special #BlackFriday blitz giveaways!

We know the holidays are a busy—full of celebrations, family, and (yes, we’ll say it) stress. We want to give you a boost to help with your holiday shopping, so we’re giving away gift cards. Use them wisely—perhaps to buy your mentor a gift for helping you along in your career? Just a suggestion.

Prize: 4 $50 Visa gift cards.

How to Enter: For a chance to win one of the gift cards, tell us who you’re grateful for this holiday season.

Deadline: You only have until Monday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the giveaway. The winners will be randomly selected on December 2 and may be announced  through Twitter and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to see if you’ve won. We’ll also contact the winners through email so please add to your safe sender list. Good luck!

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#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win the Ultimate Career Toolkit

#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win the Ultimate Career Toolkit

Happy Holidays! We’re thankful for all of our Levo community—you inspire us every single day. To give back, we’re launching a series of special #BlackFriday blitz giveaways!

Ready to take hold of your career? Levo’s Career Guide Toolkit has everything you need to get yourself on the path to your dream career. 25 lucky winners will walk away with a prize kit with that includes access to all five of Levo’s online workshops. Define and find your success with:

If you think it’s about time you armed yourself with the tools you need for a career revival, check out our guides at

How to Enter: For a chance to win all five of the Levo guides for free, tell us which guide you’re most looking forward to and why in the comments below!

Deadline: You only have until Monday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the giveaway. The winners will be randomly selected on December 2 and may be announced  through Twitter and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to see if you’ve won. We’ll also contact the winners through email so please add to your safe sender list. Good luck!

Photo: Sam Teich / Levo

#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win an Inspirational Levo Mug

#BlackFriday Sweepstakes: Enter to Win an Inspirational Levo Mug

Happy Holidays! We’re thankful for all of our Levo community—you inspire us every single day. To give back, we’re launching a series of special #BlackFriday blitz giveaways!

At Levo, we’re working hard every day to help you build your dream career. We all need a little inspiration sometimes, so we created these beautiful mugs to remind us of a few of our favorite sayings:

  • Work Hard and Be Nice to People
  • Gratitude Changes Everything
  • Dream Big

Now we want to spread the love — we’re sharing the inspiration of these Levo mugs (perfect for coffee, tea, or as desk decor that reminds you to keep the hustle alive!).

Prize: 15 lucky winners will receive a Levo mug (phrase on mug chosen at random).

How to Enter:  Leave us a comment below and tell us what inspirational quote you’d like to see on a future Levo product.

Deadline: You only have until Monday, November 30 at 11:59 p.m. ET to enter the giveaway. The winners will be randomly selected on December 2 and may be announced  through Twitter and Facebook, so don’t forget to follow us to see if you’ve won. We’ll also contact the winners through email so please add to your safe sender list. Good luck!

Photo: Sam Teich / Levo

Shonda Rhimes Year of Yes

5 Lessons We Learned From Shonda Rhimes’ “Year of Yes”

On Thursday nights, there’s only one place you can find me: in front of the TV waiting to see what dark and twisty situations Meredith will find herself in on Grey’s Anatomy, and who’s problems Olivia Pope’s going to handle on Scandal. So it’s no surprise that the minute Shonda Rhimes’ new book, Year of Yes, hit the shelves I was first in line to grab my copy.

The critically acclaimed and award-winning creator and executive producer of everyone’s favorite #TGIT shows found herself confronted with a sharp truth during Thanksgiving 2013. “You never say yes to anything,” her sister Delorse said. Those six words became a wake up call and fueled Shonda’s Year of Yes project: she committed for one year to say yes to everything from commencement speeches and award luncheons to a healthy lifestyle and difficult conversations.

[Related: Bookshelf: 8 Uproarious Books By Funny Ladies You Must Read]

Written in the real, tongue-in-cheek voice we all love she walks you through the year she *finally* emerged from “hugging the walls” to dance it out and stand in the sun. Here’s a sneak peak at some of our favorite lessons learned. 

1. Say yes to hard work.

Ahh luck. The thing we always credit for our success. According to Shonda, that’s a bunch of bologna. “No one who succeeds is merely lucky,” she says. “Lucky implies I didn’t do anything. Lucky implies something was given to me. Lucky implies that I was handed something I did not earn that I did not work for.” In other words you’re smart, talented, and you work really, really hard. Say yes to that and bye-bye to luck. 

[Related: Scandal Writer Raamla Mohamed Spills 5 Secrets to Landing a Super-Competitive Job]

2. Say yes to compliments.

Ever found yourself blushing while someone congratulates you or points out how awesome you are? You’re not alone. Shonda did too. She quickly noticed how many women ducked their heads or laughed embarrassed and stunned, as they were praised for their accomplishments. So she adopted the mantra of saying thank you, smiling, and then shutting up. “Everyone’s got some greatness in them,” she writes. “You do. That girl over there does. That guy to the left has some. But in order to really mine it, you have to own it. You have to grab hold of it. You have to believe it.”

[Related: “Here’s What Happened When I Said ‘Yes’ to Everything for an Entire Week”]

3. Say yes to having a life.

If you’ve ever wondered if you can have it all—the family, the career, the big house—quit your wondering, because you can. How? By doing exactly what Shonda did, saying yes to having a life outside of work. After seeing how she wasn’t always able to play with her children or relax due to her career, she decided to do the unthinkable. “Please note: I will not engage in work emails after 7 p.m. or on weekends,” her email signature now reads. In turn, she discovered how this “yes” led to a more creative, happy, and relaxed Shonda. 

4. Say yes to difficult conversations.

Shonda new this year wouldn’t be smooth sailing. But instead of retreating back to the pantry—her childhood safe haven—she decided to say yes to difficult conversations and cut off the people that weren’t 100 percent in her corner. “Mostly because of how calm life is when you’re willing to have them,” Shonda writes. “Also because of how much easier it is to not eat cake when I’m not stressed out or holding a grudge or full of hurt feelings.” We fully agree—except for that whole not eating the cake part. 

5. Say yes to doing instead of dreaming.

Dream journals and vision boards can be a great way to help visualize our goals, but Shonda cautions about getting stuck in dreamland. “That’s what Oprah and Bill Gates did to get successful, right?” she asks. “No. Dreams are lovely, but they are just dreams. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.” The lesson: Be a doer, not a dreamer.

For more wisdom and inspiration for saying “yes” on your, get your copy of Year of Yes online and in bookstores everywhere now. Though we warn you: you’ll miss Cristina Yang even more after reading this.

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Etsy Entrepenur

“Etsy Gave Me Executive Coaching Lessons: Here’s What I Learned”

Who She Is:
Cheyne Little, Product Education Manager, Etsy

Where She Is:
Brooklyn, NY

Work Schedule:
Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm ET

Carys (daughter) 7 months

[Related: On Defining Your Own Happiness as a Working Mom]

Sanity Vice:
Cranberry + white chocolate oatmeal lactation cookies (made by my mother-in-law)

Recent Smart Read:
Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, by Michael Lopp

Favorite TV Show:
Parks & Recreation or The Good Wife

Go-To Tech:
I live by my iPhone and keep my team organized with Basecamp

Best Time-Management Tip:
Since I’m still nursing, I get ready in the morning and wear a robe until right before I’m walking out the door to head to work.

What do you love to do with your children when you aren’t working?
Carys is still young so we mainly like to walk in the park and meet our neighbors’ dogs.

[Related: 9 Etsy Entrepreneurs You Need to Know Now]

1. Tell us about your working mom journey. What are you doing now and how did you get here?

Back in 2007 I started my own Etsy shop selling accessories and handbags I made in my studio in Texas. I loved running my business but was looking for a big change and an opportunity to work with a team. Four and a half years ago, I landed a job working working on Etsy’s Community team. I moved to Brooklyn and started my job the very next day. Since then, I’ve had great opportunities for growth within the company. Now, I’m happy to be managing a team of four, focused on helping our sellers use our site tools to help run their businesses.

2. You’re part of a pilot program at Etsy where as a new primary care giver you receive executive coaching to help you transition back into work with a baby. How is this going and what are you learning?

The coaching sessions have been my lifeline after returning four months ago! On the professional side, my coach helps me work through prioritizing my team needs. Time has never been more valuable and I’ve needed to adapt from my previous go-to methods.

What I personally find most refreshing about the program is how real we can be with each other. A few weeks after I returned to work, I realized this was the first time in many years that I couldn’t give all of myself to my work—my time, my energy, my heart (all of which I gave willingly and passionately). It felt so confusing to realize I had something else I wanted to pour myself into.

Having my daughter has been a much more transformative experience than I ever imagined. I often feel like I’m a different person and it’s great to have someone help me organize my thoughts and to know that I’m not doing it alone.

[Related: 6 People Every Working Mom Needs in Her Life]

3. How has becoming a parent changed the way you manage your team?

Becoming a parent has generally made me more patient and mindful of others, which has certainly affected how I approach my relationships at work. I feel much more empathetic and I want my team to succeed now more than ever.

4. You also co-wrote with other mothers at Etsy a guide to using the parent’s lounge (aka pump room). What does the guide cover?

New mothers have enough on their plate. It’s so important that returning moms aren’t stressed or embarrassed about how everything is going to work with pumping at the office. Once we published the guide, we shared it with the entire company with the hopes that it would increase awareness and support for returning moms (and make everyone feel supported and comfortable upon their return from maternity leave).

The guide covers:

  • How to book a room & what to expect in each
  • How to buy a breast pump using our health insurance
  • A step-by-step with reminders of things to bring and how to stay comfy if it’s your first time using the room
  • Extra resources for moms who are struggling with getting the results they want or run into other complications with nursing and pumping

[Related: What All Working Parents Need Right Now]

5. It sounds like many of the executives at Etsy are leading by example when it comes to work and family. Can you give us some examples of what this looks like/means internally?

A significant number of people on our executive team have a family of their own. The executives who started their families while working at Etsy took full advantage of our parental leave policies, including our CEO Chad Dickerson.

I’m lucky to have my daughter pretty close to the office and our culture is super family-friendly, so she’s come and visited for lunch a few times. The last time my daughter visited the office, our CEO Chad stopped by to see her and chatted with me about being a parent. It feels right that I’ve never felt as though I should hide that part of my life from my colleagues and teammates.

At Etsy, I feel I’m encouraged to be a whole, 3-dimensional person, not just an employee. From our annual talent show to our Etsy School program (where employees teach and learn new skills from each other, from jewelry making to 3D printing) we share and celebrate the things we’re passionate about that extend far beyond our day-to-day work.

Etsy basically loves babies. New members of the Etsy family are often welcomed through an emphatic, company-wide email. We get Etsy baby gifts. We have an annual Halloween party just for kids and dogs. Our kitchens have high chairs to encourage lunch visits with family. These are just a few, seemingly small choices that make me feel that my child is just as celebrated at Etsy as I am.

[Related: “Why I Quit my Job to Become an Etsy Entrepreneur”]

This article was originally published on Maybrooks.

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The 13 Best Jobs for People Who Hate People

The 13 Best Jobs for People Who Hate People

Not everybody is a people person.

If this sounds like you, your best approach for finding a job could be searching for work where people skills aren’t all that necessary. To find these jobs, we averaged data from the Occupational Information Network, or O*NET, a US Department of Labor database full of detailed information on 974 occupations.

[Related: 9 Perfect Jobs for People Who Despise Small Talk]

O*NET rates each occupation on a scale from zero to 100 on how much a job requires workers to be in contact with others and how much a job requires workers to be pleasant with others, where a lower rating signals less-required sociability.

While people who hold these positions aren’t necessarily standoffish, the following jobs got the lowest average score and require minimal good-natured interaction with others:

13. Economists

Required sociability score: 57.5
What they do: Conduct research, prepare reports, or formulate plans to address economic problems related to the production and distribution of goods and services or monetary and fiscal policy.

12. Potters

Required sociability score: 57
What they do: Operate production machines such as pug mill, jigger machine, or potter’s wheel to process clay in the manufacture of ceramic, pottery, and stoneware products.

11. Transportation-equipment painters

Required sociability score: 56.5
What they do: Operate or tend painting machines to paint surfaces of transportation equipment like automobiles, buses, trucks, trains, boats, and airplanes.

10. Forging-machine setters, operators, and tenders

Required sociability score: 56.5
What they do: Set up, operate, or tend forging machines to taper, shape, or form metal or plastic parts.

9. Fallers

Required sociability score: 56.5
What they do: Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.

8. Hand-grinding and polishing workers

Required sociability score56
What they do: Grind, sand, or polish—using hand tools or hand-held power tools—a variety of metal, wood, stone, clay, plastic, or glass objects.

7. Geological sample-test technicians

Required sociability score: 56
What they do: Test or analyze geological samples, crude oil, or minerals to the detect presence of petroleum, gas, or mineral deposits.

6. Molding, core making, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders

Required sociability score: 54.5
What they do: Observe the continuous operation of automatic machines to ensure that products meet specifications and to detect jams or malfunctions, making adjustments as necessary.

5. Garment or textile pressers

Required sociability score: 53.5
What they do: Operate steam, hydraulic, or other pressing machines to remove wrinkles from garments and flatwork items, or to shape, form, or patch articles.

4. Craft artists

Required sociability score: 53.5
What they do: Create or reproduce handmade objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.

3. Poets, lyricists, and creative writers

Required sociability score52
What they do: Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry, or song lyrics for publication or performance.

2. Farmworkers and crop laborers

Required sociability score: 51.5
What they do: Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, and field crops.

1. Hunters and trappers

Required sociability score: 51
What they do: Hunt and trap wild animals for human consumption, fur, feed, bait, or other purposes.

[Related: 5 Ways Introverts Can Rock at Networking]

This article was originally published on Business Insider.
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#DreamJobAlert: The 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

#DreamJobAlert: The 5 Coolest Social Media Jobs

As tech-savvy college women in 2015, being social media experts pretty much comes with the territory. From knowing which time of day generates optimal “likes” to writing on-point Instagram captions, you could say that tweeting and ‘gramming is our part-time job.

Luckily for those of you soon-to-be grads, the online communication industry is constantly growing, and there are all kinds of positions within the social media field. If you’re passionate about communication and crafting the perfect tweet, check out these sweet social media dream jobs that you might not know existed.

[Related: The New Guard of Social Media]

1. Digital Marketing Manager 

The digital marketing manager oversees a company’s online marketing strategy, which includes developing effective digital campaigns, analyzing web traffic, implementing successful marketing/advertising techniques and of course, overseeing the company’s social media accounts.

To get a deeper look into this job, check out this Q&A with girl-boss Jenna Britton, the digital marketing manager of Attention Agency.

[Related: Is There Such a Thing as Social Media Overload?]

2. Blogger

Contrary to popular belief, blogging isn’t just for fashion and food; many organizations use professional blogs to put a face to the brand and further interact with their audience. Professional bloggers are responsible for following and developing social media trends, monitoring blog traffic and comments, growing blog subscribers and most importantly, creating engaging content to help the company achieve business goals.

For more info, read about Maddie Flanigan‘s awesome job as an internal blogger for URBN.

3. Social Media Manager

Social media managers are all about engagement. From staying on top of news trends to increasing brand awareness to analyzing consumer engagement, their job is to develop creative, unique content across all social media platforms and integrate these platforms into the overall marketing strategy.

Check out this Q&A with Sedge Beswick, who is in charge of social media at ASOS.

4. Community Manager

The community manager of a company has similar responsibilities of the social media manager, with the addition of public relations, event planning, and strategic communication. Essentially, this person does a little bit of everything, including creating content for blogs, newsletters, and social media, fielding media requests, helping to develop the organization’s online marketing strategy and sometimes assisting with customer support.

Get a glimpse into the typical workday of PlayStation’s community manager, Hollie Bennett.

5. Content Marketing Manager

Writers, this one’s for you. Working in online content marketing requires the ability to write quick, relatable copy, whether it’s copywriting, blogging or creating social media content. The content marketing manager is responsible for making sure that all written material is on-brand, and in the same voice and style.

Read about Katie Alvarez‘s busy job as the content manager at Fusion 360.

This article was originally published on The Lala.

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