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Career Boost | 04.21.21

How does the state of my gut bacteria relate to life?

- Mike Welch, SCLA Writing Team Thanks to a wealth of recent research, many people are becoming increasingly aware of the important role gut bacteria, or the microbiome, plays in health. Despite the mounting evidence, however, a 2018 study from...

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Career Boost | 04.10.21

How can I network effectively from a distance?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Staff If you’ve ever doubted that networking is an essential part of professional success, you should know that the practice is credited with filling anywhere from 50% to 80% of all jobs. Clearly your sphere of contacts...

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Career Boost | 03.22.21

How can I get great legal advice on a budget?

- SCLA Staff Writers There will almost certainly come a time in your life when you need some legal help. Whether it’s writing a will or getting a divorce, plenty of situations call for professional legal advice, and navigating these scenarios...

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Career Boost | 03.15.21

How do I negotiate freelance work that’s fair to me and keep

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Writer Over the last few years the freelancing sector has been growing rapidly. One survey estimates that around 57 million Americans freelanced in 2019 alone. The benefits of freelance work are easy to see: freelancers...

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Career Boost | 03.08.21

What is upskilling and why is it so important?

- Mike Welch, SCLA Staff Every job requires its own specific set of skills, but that doesn’t mean you should stop learning once you’ve mastered them. In our rapidly changing world, it’s become increasingly important for workers to develop new...

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Career Boost | 03.01.21

Is it ok to have a freelance career and my regular job?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Staff Writer According to a 2019 survey by MBO partners, the number of people balancing a full-time job and a freelance career is on the rise. In 2016, 10.5 million freelancers fit this category, but that number rose to...

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Career Boost | 02.22.21

How do I make my LinkedIn work with limited job experience?

- SCLA Staff Writers Over the last several years, LinkedIn has become one of the most popular sites for networking and recruitment. A 2018 survey from Jobvite Recruiter Nation found that 77% of employers use the social media platform to find...

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Career Boost | 02.15.21

How can I bid and win a house with so many others bidding?

Insights from the SCLA Team Make no mistake—the real estate market is hot, hot, hot. The lockdown that ensued during the pandemic got people thinking critically about their homes while also limiting the supply of building materials for new...

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Career Boost | 02.08.21

How do I handle difficult situations instead of overwhelmed?

- Mike Welch, SCLA Staff No matter who you are, you’ll face difficult situations throughout your career and life. Conflicts are bound to arise from time to time, which is why it’s important to be prepared to handle them effectively. For most...

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Career Boost | 02.01.21

When is my mortgage rate locked in and how can I change it?

- By Mike Welch, SCLA Staff If you’ve ever looked at a company stock or an index fund, you might have noticed that the price makes small movements up or down in real time as investors buy and sell. Mortgage interest rates are the same way,...

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