Resources for the modern professional

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HireStrategy

HireStrategy is staffing firm so focused on matching the best people with the best possible cultural fit, that they can take up to a year to place you. Yes, they are slow moving, but they care about you as a professional and a person. You won’t be able to put all your eggs in this basket, but you can trust that they are on the hunt for you. Working with this firm along with a few others will put your job search on turbo.Visit Hirestrategy »
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Creative Circle

Creative Circle is a staffing firm founded by creative professionals, for creative professionals. If your experience is in marketing, editing, advertising, user experience, project management or art direction, Creative Circle is your go-to firm. After you meet with one of their agents and are added to their system, you’ll get multiple notices per day of open positions you can apply to.Visit creative circle »
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Vitamin T

The entire vibe of this place screams modern, forward-thinking, and ambitious. Send in your resume if you are a creative professional interested in freelance work more so than regular, full-time employment. Full-time positions are available, but the bulk of their work is tailored to professionals looking to take on new projects on a regular basis. If you’re looking to leap every few months or so, this is the firm for you.Visit vitamin T »
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Korn Ferry International

Korn Ferry is one of the most prestigious recruitment firms in the country. They focus on executive search and understand how to meet the needs of executive hires. There is no need to sift through hundreds of unappealing job listings; this site puts all the senior-level positions right at your fingertips so you waste no time landing your time career-defining role.Visit korn kerry international »
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The McCormick Group

The McCormick Group is a first-rate resource for job seekers looking for a personalized experience. From first contact to hire, McCormick guides candidates through their job search processes, and matches their qualifications with worthy employers. It’s no wonder it is one of the top 25 largest executive search firms in the country.Visit The McCormick Group  »

Global Professional Search

Lots of people want an internationally-focused career; with Global Professional Search, you are on your way to having one. If you’re looking to leverage your foreign language and experience abroad, Global Professional Search is the place to go. GPS makes your profile and global skills easily accessible, thus making it easier for employers to find you. When you complete the survey on your skills and interests, they match you to real job openings that speak to your career goals. GPS only works with employers that value global talent and are ready to hire, so you waste no time looking for jobs with the wrong employer. It is the only service to highlight international experience, such as study abroad, foreign language proficiency, regional expertise and cultural competency, so it’s easier for you to get where you want to go.Visit Global Professional Search  »

Abbtech Staffing

This under-the-radar firm is great if you’re looking to work in technology at some of the country’s best employers; it staffs candidates in federal government jobs at top agencies like the U.S. Department of State and the Navy.Visit Abbtech Staffing »
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Zety Resume Builder & Blog

Zety is also an online resume builder. Every day they help thousands of job seekers create better resumes. Zety is also a career site fueled by some of the best career experts and a community of 40 million readers a year.Visit Zety »
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Negotiating Your Salary: How To Make $1000 a Minute Paperback

Yes, the cover of this book looks like something out of the stone age. But to date, it is the best book we have yet to come across on the very difficult art of salary negotiations. It has pictures (which are seriously helpful), it’s short, and it gives you a perfect script for what to say when you’re in the hot seat.learn more »

Audible

Read more books, faster. Listen to all of these book on tape with Audible. After finishing your first book in just a few hours, you’ll be hooked. For a limited time, try audible and get 2 free books.learn more »

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Incredibly convenient, this Tiny Scanner app turns your mobile device into a portable scanner. You can scan anything you want as an image, which can then be saved as a PDF. Organize them into folders and share them on the go.Visit Tiny Scanner »

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Schedule Once may be the better scheduler, but Calendly certainly looks better. If you care more about design, go with Calendly. Forget going back and forth with email and easily schedule appointments, phone calls, interviews, demos, and more. Visit Calendly »

Buffer

Buffer manages and schedules your social media postings so you don’t have to. It shares your content at the times of day when there is higher social media traffic so that your followers see your updates more often. Use their mobile app to easily customize your accounts, format images, and add content to your queue.Visit Buffer »

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Through the CBCF’s 20-month fellowship program, participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers. Competitive internship opportunities are also available. Interns receive housing on the Hill and a stipend. The CBCF recently launched a Pathways to the C-Suite Internship, placing African-American students with some of the nation’s top executives in private companies. Visit CBCF  »

Capital City Fellows Program

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is a mayoral initiative to attract recent graduates of master’s degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. In addition to on-the-job training in their host agencies, Fellows are given unique opportunities to meet with high-level city officials, participate in educational and professional development training and seminars. The program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government public service and develops management talent for the city. Fellows are often offered and accept jobs at the end of their program. Visit CCFP »

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. If you’re looking for a way into the Department of State, internships are one of the best ways to land a job offer. Visit Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship »

Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) equips high potential minorities with personalized coaching. MLT works with over 500 new individuals per year through its core programs and provides career-long support for its community of over 4,000 Rising Leaders. Join an elite network of young professionals and access career support no matter where you are on your career journey. Visit MLT »

Give 1 Project

The Give1Project is part of Akon’s Lighting Africa initiative, which aims to give poor communities throughout Africa access to clean, affordable electricity. The Give1Project engages young leaders and recruits volunteers who want to help empower people in disadvantaged communities through hunger relief, health care, civic engagement, housing, legal services, employment training, and educational programs. Visit Give 1 Project  »

White House Internship Program

The prestigious White House Internship Program exists to give students and young professionals valuable experience and exposure to the public service sector at the highest level; within the Executive Office of the President, you can be placed in one of sixteen different departments, including communications, digital strategy, political strategy and outreach, and legislative affairs, to name a few. Visit White House Internship Program »

Virtual Fellows Program

The Virtual Fellows Program operates in a manner similar to the highly successful Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) program, but on a more senior level. The VFP gives experienced U.S. citizen professionals the opportunity to contribute by serving as virtual consultants on issues, problems or questions faced by the State Department, without requiring that Virtual Fellows physically relocate. Fellows serve virtually on a part-time basis as unpaid consultants. The minimum duration of the Virtual Fellowship is six months, with extensions possible, if agreed to by both the Fellow and the State Department. Visit Virtual Fellows Program »
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College to Congress

College to Congress is a bipartisan nonprofit organization that provides exceptionally bright students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill.

We believe that socioeconomic diversity among Hill staff is vitally important, and that by becoming more diverse, Congress will be better able to tackle the challenges facing our country.Visit Virtual Fellows Program »

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Through the CBCF’s 20-month fellowship program, participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers. Competitive internship opportunities are also available. Interns receive housing on the Hill and a stipend. The CBCF recently launched a Pathways to the C-Suite Internship, placing African-American students with some of the nation’s top executives in private companies. Visit CBCF  »

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

-The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. There are two major components to the Rangel Program: an International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program that provides support for graduate school, professional development, and entry into the U.S. Foreign Service, and an undergraduate International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program that provides undergraduates with the opportunity to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding about U.S. foreign policy.Visit The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program »
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Bluehost - HOSTING

There are a ton of hosting companies out there, but Bluehost consistently ranks highest among customer service and quality. You can call them anytime– day or night– and someone will help you. Oh, and they are incredibly affordable. If you are launching a website for the first time, they are hands down the best option. (Also, this website runs on Bluehost, so we speak from experience.)  Visit Bluehost »

Fiverr - LOGO DESIGN

Fiverr is more than just a place to have your logo created, it is a marketplace where you can get almost anything done for the rock-bottom price of $5. Find someone to type up your notes, create an illustration, edit a video, or even be your virtual assistant. Visit FIVERR »
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CS MEDIA HOUSE - MARKETING

Sometimes you just want someone to find the designer, developer, and take care of the details of your website, event, and other media projects. Capitol Standard Media House (which runs capitolstandard.com) offers project management services to small and media sized companies and will help bring your idea to life. Email us today with details. Visit CAPITOL STANDARD MEDIA HOUSE »

GetResponse- EMAIL MARKETING

There are a ton of email platforms out there. And I have tried them all. iContact is reliable and affordable and grows with you as your business grows. If you have less than 2,000 people on your email list, go with Mailchimp.com– it’s free and also easy to use. However as you grow, you may feel the need to jump ship as MailChimp can get expensive. When that time comes, this platform may be the right fit for you.  Visit GetResponse »

ForRent.com

It’s easy to forget the details when you’re apartment hunting. Luckily, ForRent.com has a handy checklist to help you ensure you get a place that’s up to code and worth the price you’re paying. Do not go apartment or house hunting without it. Visit ForRent.com »

Help-U-Sell

The name is cheesy, but realtors here can help you find an apartment free of charge, and when you’re ready to buy a home they’ll be there to help you too. It’s especially great for first-time home buyers and those looking for more personalization and help in the apartment hunting process. Visit Help-U-Sell »

Chatel Real Estate

Chatel Real Estate has both rental and sale properties in the most desirable locations in DC and its metro area, including Dupont Circle, Georgetown, and Alexandria. Visit Chatel Real Estate »

Scout Properties

Some Scout Properties listings start as low as $1,100 per month. Searching for an apartment on Apartments.com is a given. But when you’re looking for some personal service and properties put on the market from a private owner, use a property management company like Scout. Visit Scout Properties »

WC Smith

Search great rentals and properties for sale. WC Smith is a big believer in community service and chooses to make that aspect a priority in their business dealings. Visit WC Smith »

Udemy

Learn anything, anywhere. Udemy is an online learning marketplace where you can join nine million others in taking courses in any field you can imagine. There are over 35,000 courses, all taught by expert instructors and many of which are free, so you can get a quality education to fit any budget on any device.Visit Udemy »