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A Question for the Readers

As members of Generation Y, we’re subject to all sorts of assumptions about our priorities, work styles, and habits. We’re entitled, we’re creative, we’re lazy, we’re innovative. It can be hard to prove ourselves during a job interview or even on the job when we don’t know if the reputation of our generation has preceded [...]

June 29, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Art of Crafting an Effective Resume: Final Installment

A perfect resume does not guarantee a job. So you’ve spent months perfecting your resume, building a custom style or format and having everyone you know critique it. You’ve even been sending it out with meticulously crafted cover letters 20, 30, maybe even 50, times a week. But all you’ve gotten were a couple of [...]

June 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Why You Need a Tribe to Help You Job Hunt

Why You Need a Tribe to Help You Job Hunt

Research shows that entrepreneurs with a support network are actually more likely to succeed than those without one. I believe that this is true not just for entrepreneurs but for anyone trying to build something meaningful. I recently attended a Tribal Truth event in New York and have since become fascinated with the idea of [...]

June 27, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Networking: Lifestyle vs. Tedious Task

I attended my second Career Circle meeting this past week and the hot-button item on everyone’s list was networking. Everyone wanted to network more, and build their contacts. I know I’ve covered networking in a couple of previous blog posts, but I’m uncovering more and more thoughts based on personal experiences that I feel are [...]

June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Don’t Lose Your Skills Over the Summer!

Ah, summer. It’s a time to go to the beach, sit around in the backyard, or, if you’ve just graduated, a time to anxiously apply to job after job after job. While it’s certainly possible to find a job in the summer, the season is notoriously slow for job seekers. People go on vacation or [...]

June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments More

You’ve Been Laid Off. What Now?

In today’s economy, it’s an unfortunate truth that lay offs are a reality for many, older workers and those just starting out alike. Whether your company realized you just cost too much, or your whole department or company was restructured without a place for your position, getting laid off is not pleasant. However, there are [...]

June 22, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Internships: The Answer to the Experience and Summer Employment Riddles

One of the most common comments new-job seekers mutter under their breath when reading job postings is: “This job only wants entry-level people with experience!  How am I supposed to have experience if no one will give me a job to get experience!” It sounds like a trick-question or a riddle, and, in a way, [...]

June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Lessons from My Internship

This blog has been the hardest to write for me by far. In part, the challenge stems from trying to sum up months worth of experiences is just a few paragraphs. Even more challenging, this post marks the end of my internship here with Experience Inc. In the past few days, I have been preparing [...]

June 10, 2011 | 0 Comments More

The Elevator Pitch

I recently met with a group of individuals in a career circle; the point of the group is to discuss your career aspirations and ultimately find the direction that is best with you. This week the career advisor started helping us with our 30 second pitch. To give you a quick intro, the 30 second [...]

June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Improve Your Job Search by Improving Your Health

Frustrated with your job search? Unhappy with your current career? Bored with college and can’t wait to get out into the real world? These are all pretty common problems among Gen Y right now, and there are solutions to all of them, some simple and some far less than simple, depending on your particular situation [...]

June 9, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Valley vs. Alley: Career Trends

Valley vs. Alley: Career Trends

Going back to Cali? In an Empire State of Mind? At RezScore, we explore the classic rivalry between San Francisco and New York City, particularly through the lens of each city’s mighty tech industry. To start off, we pulled a random sample of resumes from within 50 miles of each city. We started by automatically [...]

June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Four Small Differences in Jobs that Make or Break Your Overall Experience

When you first start looking for a job, you may not realize all the small differences between workplaces that could affect your overall enjoyment of your career there.  Here are four things to keep in mind when you are comparing job options and to start thinking about.  If you were comparing two great jobs with [...]

June 5, 2011 | 0 Comments More

You Have to Go to School to be a Librarian? Or, Graduate Programs You May Not Have Considered

When I first started telling people that I was in Master’s Degree program in Library Science, I almost always got one of two reactions: 1. Yeah, I can see that. 2. Wait. You have to go to school to be a librarian? Yes, yes you do. To be a librarian, not a library clerk or [...]

June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Millennials – Lazy or Motivated Differently?

I’ve now met enough millenials with three plus internships to know how seriously these students are to find the right work in this economy. The last descriptor I would use of these students  is lazy. Sundays New York Times article in the Week In Review caught my eye. “A Generation of Slackers? Not So Much” [...]

June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments More