Careers and Money

NerdWallet’s guide for starting and advancing in your career

A job is rarely just a job. Your career often sets the tone not just for your financial health, but also your personal satisfaction. So whether you’re searching for your first job, switching careers or starting your own business — we’ve got you covered.

The Job Search

5 Ways to Organize Your Job Search

17 Top Job Search Engines in 2017

Structure a plan to guide you through the process

How to Network Your Way to a Job on LinkedIn

Make Connections, Land a Job

Five ways to leverage connections to find a job

Job Hopping Could Hurt Your Retirement

Break Into the ‘Hidden’ Job Market

Find open positions before they are posted

How to Apply for an EIN for Business Tax Purposes

How to Build a Powerful LinkedIn Profile

Make it easy for employers to find and hire you


Resumes and Cover Letters

4 Simple Resume Tweaks That Will Get You Noticed

Simple Resume Tweaks to Get Noticed

Improve your chances of scoring an interview

how small businesses can control costs

How to Write a Standout Cover Letter

Eight ways to make yours shine

How to Turn Your Blog Into a Business

7 Tips for Crafting Your Best Resume

Get your resume to the top of the pile

Business Loan Calculator

Resume Myths Debunked

Eight pieces of advice that should be tossed out of the resume rulebook


Nailing the Interview

5 Things to Do Before an Interview

5 Things to Do Before an Interview

Come prepared to impress the hiring manager

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

Eight tips to land an in-person meeting

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7 Job Interview Tips to Help You Get Hired Now

Show them you’re the best candidate for the job

First-Time Homebuyer: Researching Your New Neighborhood

7 Ready-Made Answers to Common Job Interview Questions

Plan your responses to these standard questions


Salary Negotiation


Your First Job

W5 Rookie Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5 Rookie Career Mistakes

Learn how to avoid these common career flubs

Popular Entry-Level Jobs in San Francisco Outside of Tech

Land an Entry-Level Job With No Experience

Use these strategies to stand out from other entry-level applicants

What Business Owners Should Think About in the First Year

What to Do if You’re Fired From Your First Job

Create a plan of action to get your career back on track

The Business Gold Rewards Card from AmEx: Choice and Flexibility

How You Know It’s Time to Leave Your First Job

Key signs that it’s time to make a career move


On-the-Job Success

How Do I Get a Promotion?

How to Land a Promotion

Three steps to help advance your career

First Day of Work

8 Tips to Succeed on Your First Day

Make an impression on day one

Guide to Workplace Friends: Do’s and Don’ts

A Guide to Workplace Friendships

Make friends while maintaining a professional persona

For Business Owners Near Retirement, Options Include Selling and Saving

The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding a Mentor

Learn how to identify and work with workplace mentors


Starting Your Own Business

How to Start a Business

How to Start a Business

A step-by-step guide for entrepreneurs

How to Qualify for Small-Business Loans

Starting a Business: Tips for New Grads

Experts share advice for recent grads embarking on their own business

Doctors Who Want to Do It All: How to Start Your Own Medical Practice

Doctors Who Do It All

How to start your own medical practice


Changing Careers

5 Fast-Growing Jobs Worth a Career Change

Jobs Worth a Career Change

Fast-growing fields to consider if you’re eyeing a change

Learning to Budget as a Freelancer

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How to Pay for School When You Make a Career Change

Get financial aid as an adult learner


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