Category Archives: Job Search Strategy

Should I pursue an online degree?

I’m considering enrolling in an online degree program as I haven’t finished my Bachelor’s degree? Should I do it? – C.S. My answer in brief: Know if the program is accredited by a recognized accrediting agency before you go. If … Continue reading

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Career 911: What You Can Do to Prepare for Irene (And After-Effects)

As Irene rapidly approaches, here are quick tips to prepare your career for a Hurricane. The focus is on winds and water now, but we could be talking about unemployment and job loss caused by the storm in a few … Continue reading

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The Mid-Year Job Search: Go More than Skin Deep

When my dad was about two, he managed to send himself down the basement stairs in a stroller, tumbling onto his head and resulting in all kinds of crying. My grandmother “GB” frantically called my grandfather “Doc.” He was flagged … Continue reading

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To Know or Not To Know: Which is Better

This weekend, I spoke with a job seeker who — three weeks ago — applied for a job listing online for a job that he saw at Borders. He hadn't seen the closing signs, or the news coverage that Borders … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Motivation List?

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?” – Winnie the Pooh Searching for a job in the summer may be tougher than searching for a job in Winter. … Continue reading

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We Get By With a Little Rec from our Friends (& By Getting There First)

Each month, I participate in the Career Collective with a group of colleagues who blog about a common topic related to career development and job search. Up this month: The topic of social media and how to use it for … Continue reading

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Conversation with a Friend (Passages)

From a conversation about passages with my friend, Carol Barash of Story to College, April 2011. It was easy to see a path. Like crossing a stream with big rocks. I knew where to jump and leapt among the stone … Continue reading

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To Get A Job, Hold the Job Applications (Apply Later)

I wear several hats on the social web, including serving as the "New Grads" columnist for Job-Hunt.org, one of my favorite resources on the web. My latest column on Job-Hunt is about why you should never click the apply button … Continue reading

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Driving the Dark Away: The Winter Job Search

  I don't know about you, but I'm always happy to greet the Winter Solstice. I love to watch the days grow longer, in part because I find it challenging when the sun sets before 5. For years, I've coped … Continue reading

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Learning to Fight Blah in Job Search

"Your language becomes clear and strong, not when you can no longer add a sentence, but when you can no longer take away from it." Isaac Babel This is one of my all-time a favorite writing quote. My colleagues and … Continue reading

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