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Paul Michael

Paul is an advertising copywriter and creative director with over 20 years’ experience. He has won many industry awards, and has worked with a variety of clients in direct mail, print, online, radio, guerrilla, and other mediums.

Latest articles by Paul Michael

8 Ways to Escape a Dying Industry

You have a career, but you know it's not going to be around much longer. The good news is you cannot only survive a dying job, but thrive afterward.

5 Job Hunting Roadblocks Millennials Must Overcome

If you're a millennial looking for work, get ready to face a tougher path to success than the generation before you. And if you're a Boomer or an Xer hiring -- lighten up already!

8 Famous People Who Got Rich After 30

Striking it rich is not a privilege reserved for the young. These eight famous entrepreneurs prove you can build an empire at any age.

How to Keep a Personal Problem From Hurting Your Career

Everyone goes through a rough spot once in awhile. The key is making sure you don't bring your personal crisis into the office.

8 Electrical Blackout Essentials Every Home Needs

Sooner or later, you are going to suffer a blackout. Get stocked up now, and you'll be ready when the inevitable happens.

13 Essentials Every Emergency Bag Should Have

No one wants to consider evacuating their home, but it could happen. When it does, you need a go bag ready that you can grab and run.

7 Work-From-Home Jobs for People Who Hate Talking on the Phone

Love the idea of working from home, but hate the idea of talking on the phone? Don't worry. There are plenty of remote jobs out there for you.

8 Affordable Destinations If You Wanna Get Spooked This Halloween

This Halloween, ditch the trick-or-treaters and treat yourself to something much more frightening — a terrifying trip to someplace famous for horror.

How to Deal When a Job Offer Is Rescinded

You got the job offer of your dreams. But when the company suddenly decides they don't want you after all, what on earth is your next move?

Beyond Silicon Valley: 7 Side Benefits Your Job Could Offer Soon

Beyond paid vacation days and subsidized health care, the benefits offered by future employers could easily overshadow what we get today.

8 Keys to Quitting a Job Like a Professional

You're ready to call it quits at work. It's easy to get lazy, but even quitting is something you should do like a pro.

Debunking 8 Common Credit Score Myths

If you want good credit, you need a good credit score. But when it comes to getting a good rating, you need to separate facts from fiction.

7 Networking Tips for the Recently Unemployed

Sudden unemployment can be a huge blow. When you're ready to dive back in, the right connections can make all the difference.

9 Ways to Get Over Your Post-Vacation Blues

What's the worst thing about vacation? Going back to work. Here's how to ease back into it.

How to Ask for Your Old Job Back After Leaving

You quit your job. You said your goodbyes. But now … you want back in. Where do you start?

How to Land the Job When You're Overqualified

When you're young, lack of experience hampers your job search. Later on, too much experience can be equally debilitating. What do you do if you're overqualified?

6 Ways to Prepare for Your Work at Home Gig

Telecommuting is now the norm for many people. If you're about to start a work-at-home gig, make sure you set yourself up for success.

7 Ways Your Bartender Is Ripping You Off

Before you hit the bars and clubs, make sure you know some of the ways you can get shortchanged by the bartender.

7 Ways to Ace Your Next Phone Interview

You applied for the job. Your interview is next week — and it's over the phone. Don't treat this like a piece of cake. It's time to brush up.

14 Best Side Jobs For Fast Cash

You need cash, and you need it fast. Stop hitting up your friends for spare change, and start one of these lucrative side gigs!