Author Archives: Stacy Dymalski

Interim Jobs that Can Launch Your Career

It’s no secret that the sluggish economy and high unemployment rate has everyone scrambling for jobs. And unfortunately, the biggest demographic hit are the 18- to 25-year-olds, which means finding a job right out of college is going to take some time. But since landlords still expect the rent on time and people still have […]

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The Back Door Approach to Finding a Job: An Interview with Darrell Gurney, The Career Guy

Let’s just cut to the chase. If you want a job, you submit your resume to a company that has a job opening, right? Well…, no. That used to be true, but not so anymore. Eighty percent of all jobs that become available are already filled before they’re advertised to the public. That means a […]

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Is Graduate School Right for You? An Admissions Advisor Tells All: Part 2

So you’ve decided to go to graduate school, which means you have the passion and drive to explore a deeper degree of study that you don’t get with a bachelor’s degree. It also means that (A) You have a means of supporting yourself for however long it takes to complete your advanced degree, or (B) […]

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Is Graduate School Right for You? An Admissions Advisor Tells All: Part 1

Once you graduate from college you have two options; go to work or go back to school (as in graduate school). However, with the economy being what it is lately, many college grads are choosing graduate school even though they’re not sure what they want to study. Colin Bosworth, a recent business administration college graduate […]

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How to Relax While Job Hunting

The irony of looking for work is that if you knew when you were going to get hired you could actually enjoy your time off! But because job hunting can weigh heavily on your psyche, you need to set aside some time once in a while to give your anxiety a rest. No matter how […]

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How Keeping a Journal Can Help You Get a Job

Chances are when you were in college you probably did a lot of writing, no matter what your major was. Whether you like the process of writing or not, it is definitely one of those skills you need in order to advance your career. Now with the Internet, e-mail, websites, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and […]

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7 Job Search Websites That You May Not Know About

When looking for a job the best way to find employment these days seems to be through networking. No matter what career advice column you read (including mine) shameless self-promotion runs pretty near the top of any list. And why wouldn’t it? If you’re not going to toot your own horn in a competitive job […]

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One Woman’s (Post College) Plan B

“I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence:? Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—? I took the one less traveled by,? And that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost (1916) When you graduate from college everyone tells you, “The world is your oyster.” Whatever the heck that […]

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Is Happiness Tied to Your Job?

According to a new study coming out in the publication Psychological Science happiness among middle and lower income people is down, while those in the higher income brackets are just about as happy as (but not any happier than) they were 20 years ago. Makes sense, right? I mean, who wouldn’t be happy sitting on […]

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How to Stay Positive While Looking for a Job

If you just graduated from college this year you’re probably lamenting that you didn’t get handed the golden job opportunities you were promised IF you completed a college degree. Given these circumstances you can do one of two things: A) Grouse about the fact that it’s been hard to find a job in your career […]

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