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Spring Cleaning—For Your Career!

It's Spring Cleaning season, and you know what that means! Time to go through your closet, throw away the mystery condiments in the back of your fridge, and actually get organized.

That's where we come in! But instead of telling you how to clean your baseboards, we're going to help you get your career and job search totally organized.

We just wrapped up an amazing lineup of articles—everything from whipping your resume and inbox into shape to refreshing your work wardrobe and getting your cube squeaky clean.

So, take these steps one by one, and you'll be set for a great, organized year ahead. 

Spring Clean Your ResumeSpring Clean Your Resume

Your resume is a bit like your closet: It pays to go through it once a year, clean out the old, and make room for the new. We'll show you how to get your resume refreshed and ready for spring with three easy steps.

Spring Clean Google PresenceSpring Clean Your Google Results

Want to look squeaky-clean on Google? Of course you do! So in the spirit of spring cleaning, we asked an SEO expert to share his tips for cleaning up your presence on the web.

Spring Clean iPhoneSpring Clean Your iPhone

Next up on the Spring Cleaning list? Your iPhone. And no, we don't mean wiping the screen down—we mean going through your apps, getting the right updates, and making sure your phone is running in tip-top shape.

Spring Clean WardrobeSpring Clean Your Work Wardrobe

The weather's warming up--which means you can finally pack away your sweaters and scarves to make way for bright colors and spring dresses! Give your spring work wardrobe an overhaul with these simple steps.

Spring Clean InboxSpring Clean Your Inbox

If you're like us, the messiest thing in your life is probably your inbox. So in the spirit of Spring Cleaning, we'll show you a few easy ways to tidy it up.

Spring Clean You CubicleSpring Clean Your Cubicle!

When's the last time you cleaned your cubicle? OK—we probably don't want to know. But, we will show you how to organize your filing cabinets, your overflowing drawers, and your desktop so that your cube will look shiny and new.

Interview EssentialsSpring Clean Your Interview Basics

When you're actively job-hunting, you have your interview basics ready to go. Resume—check! Power suit—check! But even when you're not looking for a new gig, here's why you should always be interview-ready—and some easy steps to get prepared.

Want even more? Check out these articles from the past for inspiration.

Clean Up Your Resume

Spring Cleaning ResumeSpring Clean Your Resume—in Less Than 2 Hours!

Just like spring cleaning has its payoff, giving your resume a good scrub every once in a while is the best way you can make sure it stays in great shape over time. Here's how to do it—in a quick and pain-free couple of hours.

Accomplishment StatementsResume Revamp: How to Turn Your Duties Into Accomplishments

You often hear that your resume should list your accomplishments, not your job duties, and it’s true! Here's why, plus a step-by-step guide to ditching the duties and making those bullet points sing your praises.

Final CutFinal Cut: Words to Strike From Your Resume

Before you add another bullet point to your resume, consider this: Crafting the perfect document isn't always about what you add in—the best changes may lie in what you take out. Here are the words you should banish from your resume for good.

De-Clutter Your Online Life

Simple WashThe Easiest Way to Clean Up Your Facebook Page

Whether you’re job searching or have a pending friend request from your boss, it’s a good idea to clean up your social media profiles every once in a while. But who has that kind of time? Enter SimpleWash, the easy way to make your profiles squeaky clean.

Digital Self DiscoveryDigital De-Cluttering: How to Streamline Your Online Life

While most articles and books on de-cluttering focus on physical "stuff," our digital clutter can be just as stress-inducing. Read on for three key ways to get started cleaning up your inbox, desktop, and digital files.

Clear Your Inbox3 Simple Ways to Clear Your Inbox This Weekend

Feeling overloaded by the volume of emails in your inbox? Our founder (and email fanatic) Alex Cavoulacos shares her secrets for quickly getting your inbox down to size.

Name Your File FoldersWhat's in a Name? Why Naming and Organizing Your Files Actually Matters

Now, while organizing your desktop folders isn't the sexiest topic we've ever brought you, we promise: It's important. Not only will it make your life easier, it’ll also make you appear more organized and on top of your stuff to your boss and co-workers.

Refresh Your Office

Get Inspired! Update Your Home OfficeGet Inspired! 6 Easy Updates to Revamp Your Office

It’s spring cleaning time—and there’s no better place to freshen things up than your home office! Make these six easy updates to get a fabulous new space without breaking the bank.

Declutter Your DeskFeeling Uninspired? 3 Ways to Create an Office (or Cube) You Want to Work In

You sit at your desk at least 40 hours a week, so shouldn't it be a place that inspires you? Try these three simple shifts that can have a big impact on your mood and productivity.

OrganizedEasy Ways to Get Your Junk Drawer Under Control

You know what we're talking about: That one place you throw everything from rubber bands to old receipts. Well, it's time to get things organized. And we'll show a few easy ways to do it.