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September 18, 2012
While I’m not sure who determines these “months,” September seems to me to be a good time to review and update your resume. For those of us on an academic calendar, it’s a new year. For those not on the academic calendar, it’s the time of general fall cleanup, a time to pull out different clothes, cook with different foods, start to deal...
April 20, 2012
With the end of the academic year, students join other job searchers in developing their application materials. While there often are reasons to create multiple versions of the resume, in general the basic content remains the same.
Cover letters, however, must be customized to each position for which you are applying. The cover letter should enhance, expand on, or explain the information in your resume.
Enhance your resume by...
March 22, 2012
The University is undergoing a massive cultural change… migrating to Google apps the email and calendars of thousands of students, staff and faculty in the next few months. As an “early migrator” and unit liaison, I’ve been anticipating the Google changes, exploring how things will operate differently, thinking about how I can accommodate my work style with new tools.
December 6, 2011
The holiday season is well underway – even as I travel into northern Michigan I can find radio stations playing 24/7 Christmas music, pass crowded parking lots at malls ranging from outlet stores to high-end shopping, and see holiday light displays ranging from understated to completely over the top. The holiday season brings a certain frenetic busy-ness that’s great for socializing, but to job searchers this time of year can feel like a desert.
June 16, 2011
I just returned from a conference with the theme Future Ready, and it gave me plenty to think about. One of the most provocative statements I heard came from Tom Friedman (NY Times columnist) who was the keynote speaker. He said “Average is officially over.”
Average is officially over? Here’s what he meant: If the job you do consists of routine work, or if you do your work in a very routine way, that job (and/or you) will be disappearing. Can a...
January 4, 2011
What will you focus on this New Year? Recent posts in several blogs that I follow give this answer: Networking. “Networking” is generally cited as an important aspect of the job search…but too often the focus is on building a network – making contacts, meeting new people, exchanging business cards, or connecting via Linked in. Successful networkers maintain their networks. Maintenance doesn’t have to be time consuming or terribly thought-provoking. It’s simply a way of...