Career · Inspiration · Underemployment

Job Interview Tip: Think Inside the Box

I was once asked at a job interview to provide a couple examples of my greatest strength, attention to detail. Now let’s be clear, I had prepared some reasonable examples, from stories about proof-reading at a previous job, to my technique for writing a carefully planned and well-focused thesis. Unfortunately, since I was nervous, my brain… Continue reading Job Interview Tip: Think Inside the Box

Career · Inspiration

The Importance of Maintaining a Positive Outlook While Seeking Employment

It’s a rough time to be searching for a job. But dwelling on the current job market won’t help you find employment. In fact, Scientific studies that examine the impact of a positive outlook on job seeking success have indicated that a positive outlook correlates to a more successful job search. And why shouldn’t it? Positive people… Continue reading The Importance of Maintaining a Positive Outlook While Seeking Employment

Career · Inspiration · Productivity

Know What you Want and Work Towards It With Cat-Like Dedication

I’ve been questioning for a long time whether I should write a series on the lessons that I’ve picked up from watching my cat. She’s really a tiny grey ball of passion, ruthless dedication to her causes, and intense focus. These are cat-like traits that us people-folk would be lucky to have. So I’m going… Continue reading Know What you Want and Work Towards It With Cat-Like Dedication

Career · Underemployment

Recent Graduates: A Worthwhile Career Guide (review)

If there’s one career guide that university students and graduates should check out, it’s You Majored in What?: Mapping Your Path from Chaos to Career by Katharine Brooks. This book has provided me with a lot of inspiration for blog posts about job skills acquired from part-time work as a sales associate and research assistant,… Continue reading Recent Graduates: A Worthwhile Career Guide (review)