Category | Job Hunting

5 First-Time Job Myths

Posted on 24 August 2011

These bad beliefs can divert your career path. Sometimes those looking for employment can get faulty guidance. The following myths can keep jobseekers from finding a great job after graduation. Myth #1: I need to take the first job I am offered. Don’t allow those school loans force you to make a hasty career move. For [...]

The Case: Thank You Notes & Follow-Up Letters for Interviews

Posted on 10 October 2010

During a job interview, candidates will often try to sell themselves–their skills, experience, education, and personality–to a potential employer. But a great interview follow-up can really tip the scales in your favor. Though often neglected, interview follow-ups help potential employees close the deal. Proactive Sales Tools Experts agree: A well-prepared candidate will use a written [...]

Futurist Jobs: The Futurism Field

Posted on 23 March 2010

Predictions and forecasts prepare us for change. A decade ago, “futurism” was barely considered a real occupation. Futurists were likened to soothsayers, crystal ball gazers, and psychics. It was hardly a conventional way to earn a living–but not anymore. Futurism is a respected discipline, and futurists are playing an increasingly important role in industry and [...]

Jobs That Give You a Tan

Posted on 19 March 2010

Your vocation could be a vacation. Does the idea of slaving away indoors make you shudder? Don’t fret– there are many ways to work under the glare of midday sun. So, grab your straw hat and get thee outdoors! Landscape Architect According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40 percent of all landscape architects are [...]

Volunteer Efforts May Land You a Better Job.

Posted on 31 January 2010

Each year, millions of Americans volunteer their time to community-service organizations. According to the Electronic Journal of the U.S. Information Agency, more than 90 million American citizens participate in volunteer activities. And in recent years, the number of corporate-sponsored employee volunteer initiatives has increased in response to the realization that they benefit employers and employees, [...]

Students and Boomers Compete for Internships

Posted on 21 November 2009

Like countless summer interns before her, Bonnie Ulmer stuffs envelopes, jots down messages and signs for packages. But you won’t find her hanging out at the mall after work — she’d rather be doting on her grandson. Ms. Ulmer, 56, signed on to be an intern at consulting firm Triad Communication in Washington, working alongside [...]

Best Jobs for Perks

Posted on 18 November 2009

Jobs That Come With A Little Something Extra Perks just keep getting harder to find. However, there are jobs for which perks are a part of the compensation package. In healthy, happy mid-20th century America, when the executive level was the career ideal to strive for, the key to the senior washroom stood as the [...]

Most Prestigious Jobs

Posted on 17 November 2009

Scientists and Doctors Are Tops, Say Americans Want a job that will wow them at parties? Then study the sciences. That’s the message from the Harris Poll’s annual survey of attitudes toward a cross section of occupations. Of 1,011 adults surveyed nationwide, 51% said scientist was a job with “very great prestige.” Doctors were right [...]

Tips for Young Professionals

Posted on 10 November 2009

Advice to Grads: ‘Be Ready for Change’ Smart college students know their career futures won’t be stable. Most new graduates will work in several fields or jobs over their lifetimes and will be continually adapting to ever-faster technical developments. But you can take steps to be ready for an uncertain work world. First, accept that [...]

How Parents Can Help After College Graduation

Posted on 01 November 2009

MY SON DAN, a Dartmouth College senior, wants to be a political consultant. Or maybe a journalist. Obviously, he could use my career guidance. As a baby-boomer parent, I know too well the importance of landing a good job after graduation. And I certainly could open plenty of doors for my firstborn. But I hesitate [...]