A 15-Year Reunion Amidst 11 Years of War

Jazz hands, yearbooks, and nametags, oh my.  Make way for the class of 1997. Spirit fingers waving, I attended my 15-year high school reunion this weekend with a small crowd of fellow classmates. We roamed the halls of the school — which sort of looks like Hogwarts, as you can see from this photo — catching up [...]

Posting from the Road

Hi everyone. This week has been a total blogging FAIL. I’ve been at a work conference in beautiful Palm Springs, California (which is most certainly NOT a budget travel destination), and time has been so tight all week that I haven’t been able to do one measly post! I really thought I would have more [...]

How To Network

What does networking mean to you? Happy hours with people you can’t stand? Costly seminars that don’t yield much information? Really fun parties with food and drinks? Whatever your view of networking, it’s essential for any job seeker in this economy, at least in my neck of the woods. Those with full-time jobs, like myself, [...]

News of the obvious: Outlook bleak for new graduates

The New York Times Online’s front page today says “Tight Job Market Awaits College Graduates.” As if this is somehow new news. Man-friend attended a job fair for lawyers in Chicago a few weeks ago and no one was even taking resumes. Most people he talked to said they were only there as “informational” resources. [...]

A Disheartening Meeting

As I’ve mentioned here before, discounted tuition toward an advanced degree was one of the big reasons I took a job at a local university. And recently, someone in my network advised me to get moving on a ten-year plan before time passes me by. One of the reasons I’ve been holding off on grad [...]

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