Author Archives: Stacy Dymalski

3 Books That Can Help Get Recent College Graduates Hired

If you recently graduated from college (or are just about to) first and foremost on your mind is getting a real job (as opposed to that stint you did selling shoes at Famous Footwear your senior year just to make ends meet). As you’ve probably already surmised launching your career at age 22 is not […]

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Finding Your Career in Reverse: An Interview With Social Media Maven Sue Ann Kern

Sue Ann Kern has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia. After graduation she easily found a job in the defense industry working for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis. Later, that engineering position led to an even more lucrative stint in technical sales support for a computer component distributer. Life was […]

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Does Online Education Offer Diversity in College?

Abigail Fisher applied to the University of Texas for admission as an undergraduate student, but was not accepted due to her race. So she sued the University of Texas in Federal District court in Austin. What makes this case so interesting are two things: 1) This is not a historical case that took place in […]

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Finding the Career You Had All Along: An Interview with Jude Anker

Sometimes the best-laid career plans turn out to be the most elusive events in life. That’s not to say you shouldn’t put some effort into planning your future. However, you also shouldn’t be disappointed (or even rattled) if all those carefully thought-out plans turn out to be little more than amusing memories later in life. […]

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How to Remain Confident While Looking for a Job

If you happen to fall in that unfortunate demographic of being unemployed during this economic slump it can be hard to keep your spirits up as you look for a job. Oh sure, people tell you to “buck up,” “be positive,” “put a smile on your face,” blah, blah, blah. Although all that is good […]

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What the New Debit Card Fees Mean to College Students and the Unemployed

As if being a starving student or juggling a minimum wage job while trying to launch your career were not enough, banks are the most recent conglomerates to reach into the shallow pockets of the shrinking middle class. This past week Bank of America announced that in 2012 they will start charging $5 per month […]

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Smartphone Job Apps That Find You a Job

Sometimes it can be difficult to search for a job when you’re actually out interviewing and doing all the things you need to do in order to find a job. In addition to beating the pavement, your massive job search entails a lot of perusing online databases, which can be tough if you’re not sitting […]

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Will Kindle Fire Catch Fire on College Campuses?

With many colleges and universities requiring their students to have iPads, tablets or laptops as a regular school supply, the market is up for grabs as to which device will eventually become the standard in higher education. Currently Apple has the lead with many top schools giving their students iPads when they enroll, the idea […]

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How to Start Writing Your Own Book

Have you ever said to yourself, “I have a great idea for a book!” Chances are you’ve pondered the idea of penning a book at least once in your life, but quickly put the thought aside because you didn’t know where to start (and didn’t have the time to figure it out). Well, if this […]

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How Will the New Facebook Impact Online Education?

With all the changes that have been happening to Facebook in the last two days, it’s hard NOT to notice the complaints from users streaming across the newsfeed. Placards that proclaim, “I hate the new Facebook!” are propagating the Internet faster than bunnies in heat. But just like when the streaming newsfeed replaced the static […]

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