Job search

If your job sucks, use it to get where you want to be

June 29, 2011

A good friend once wrote to me, “Complaining is great so long as it prompts action.” That’s why I don’t mind when friends complain to me about work. What I do mind is when they complain about work and then don’t do anything about it. We all make this mistake once in a while — […]

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Want a job in journalism? Learn biz

June 6, 2011

Over the past year, I have not only looked for a job in journalism, I’ve also covered hiring trends. I spend my days browsing job boards and Facebook groups dedicated to hiring and job-opening listserves and LinkedIn company updates — basically sniffing around anywhere people post jobs. My beat isn’t focused on journalism, but my […]

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Is it really necessary to love your job?

May 23, 2011

Whether we feel fulfilled often has a lot to do with our work (and work can mean a lot of things), as well as how we balance our work with our personal lives. There seem to be two camps of thinking on this front: 1. Find a job you love, and do not settle for […]

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Can we really have it all?

May 19, 2011

Eight months ago, when I blogged about feeling lost, a good number of you responded, saying you felt the same way. Your comments and emails made me realize just how universal that feeling is amongst people who are, by most measures, successful. So many of us feel unfulfilled, unsatisfied and yearning for more, even if […]

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A chance to use your online network for good

May 12, 2011

I’m helping Think Out Loud, a radio show in Oregon, with an experiment: Can a few digitally connected people help a job seeker who’s not networked online? Carol Castle worked for a paper mill in Portland, Ore., for 25 years before getting laid off two years ago, one of the recession’s many victims. She has […]

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The Most Effective Ways to Look for a Job

March 25, 2011

If you’re a job seeker who found your way here after hearing me on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud today — Welcome! Here are a few links to help with your job search: 13 Tips for Job Hunters (because I’ve been there) The Most Effective Ways to Look for a Job How to Use […]

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5 Ways to Kick Butt in Google Search Results

March 21, 2011

As part of preparing to submit my book to publishers, I’m tidying up my online presence. Because while selling a book is about the quality of the writing, the story you tell, the proposal you put together, coordinating with your literary agent and a slew of other moving parts, it’s also about having a wicked […]

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13 Tips for Job Hunters (because I’ve been there)

October 6, 2010

Since sharing some exciting news about my new job, a few friends and readers have asked, “What worked for you in your job hunt?” There are ways to look for a job, and there are smart and strategic ways to look for a job. In this competitive market, you're far more likely to succeed if […]

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