Abby Wolfe, Business Insider

Abby Wolfe

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Portland, ME, United States

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Past articles by Abby:

I had everything I wanted as a freelancer. Here's why I quit and returned to the corporate world anyway.

Abby Wolfe told herself she'd never go back to full-time work when she went freelance in 2018. She proved herself wrong, and is happier for it. → Read More

10 expert-backed tips for navigating virtual career fairs and standing out to recruiters online

A recruiter and career coach offer the crucial steps you need to take to find virtual career fairs in your industry and network successfully. → Read More

How to climb the remote corporate ladder and set yourself up for a promotion when you're not working in an office

There's the misconception that your boss needs to see you every day to understand your value — but you can easily showcase your potential virtually. → Read More

Freelance software engineers making over $100,000 a year reveal how they got started, find clients, and set their rates

Software engineers are in high demand in the freelance world. Veterans said referrals and expanding their expertise helped them increase their income. → Read More

How a 'professional namer' broke into the field of branding major companies and products, and his tips for choosing a name that sells

Anthony Shore, who's named products for Fitbit, Accenture, and FedEx, draws inspiration and ideas from TV, activities, and linguistics machines. → Read More

Every question you have about filling out the FAFSA for your MBA, answered

MBA or grad students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although it's a little different than for undergrad students. → Read More

The employer's guide to building a comprehensive wellness program that keeps employees happy, healthy, and motivated for the long haul

COVID-19 and remote work has emphasized a need for companies to provide better resources to cover employees' mental, physical, and financial health. → Read More

The budgeting plan one couple created after expecting their first child that helped them pay off $111,000 in debt in less than 5 years

Every Sunday, Allison Baggerly and her husband have a family business meeting to talk about their budget and how they'll allocate each paycheck. → Read More

3 steps to budget for a baby so you can get your finances in order and focus on being a good parent

Personal finance experts outline all the costs parents have to consider before their new baby arrives and how they can save up. → Read More

The exact action plan leaders should follow if an employee contracts coronavirus, including the emails you should be sending to staff

The primary reason to act, of course, is to protect the health of your employees and yourself, but there can also be legal implications if you don't. → Read More

3 warning signs that your company might furlough employees — and what your options are if you're put on unpaid leave

While there's no way to predict if your company will actually put staff on leave, it's smart to know your options if you were to lose your income. → Read More

Stores, restaurants, and companies across the US are putting staff on furlough as they shut down during the coronavirus outbreak — here's what it means for employees

A record 6.6 million people filed for unemployment last week. Some of this is from furloughs, or unpaid temporary leaves for employees. → Read More

Here's what every small business needs to know about California's Assembly Bill 5 if they work with contractors or freelancers

California's new Assembly Bill 5 minimizes contract and freelance work to make sure employees are properly compensated and classified by businesses. → Read More

Want to Stand Out as a Campus Recruit? Here's How

Follow this advice to stand out as a campus recruit. → Read More

4 Smart Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Personal Website

Building a great site is just the start. Here's how to get people to actually click. → Read More

Why Your Job Search Should Start With Companies, Not Roles—and What That Looks Like

Applying to a company you love will set you up for a happier career in the long term. Here’s why you should take a company-first approach to your job search (and how to do it right). → Read More

4 Ways Your Perfectionism Is Killing Your Job Search

You should do your very best when applying to a job. But if you try to be absolutely flawless, you’ll get in your own way. Here's how perfectionists hurt themselves in the job search. → Read More

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely (Worksheet Included!)

Want to travel around but keep your current job? Try asking your boss if you can work remotely—but make sure you do it right. We've even made a worksheet to help you prep! → Read More

How to Deal When Your Co-workers Hate Each Other (and You’re Stuck in the Middle)

Stuck in the middle of two co-workers who don’t get along? Here’s how to stay out of it as an innocent bystander. → Read More

3 Reasons You Should Definitely Reschedule That Meeting Today

I love when meetings are canceled—after all, I could use that free hour to catch-up with my to-do list. But I do recognize the importance of meetings when they’re done right. With that being said, sometimes it’s still necessary to reschedule your meeting. Here are three of those instances. → Read More