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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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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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50 Questions You Should Ask in an Informational Interview


Informational interviews are a strategic way to gain an insider’s point of view on a certain career and to also build relationships in the field, especially if you’re thinking of switching careers. Prepare for your interview by researching the background of your interviewee and his or her business or organization. The most effective questions are […]

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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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5 Top Places to Find Freelancing Gigs


Freelancing is something you can do in your free time to supplement your income and possibly turn into a full-time job often based entirely out of your own home. After the recent recession, we’ve learned not to put all our eggs in one basket and freelance work is one of the best ways for you […]

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Can Today’s College Graduates Survive a Sick Economy?

For the first time since post WW-II the trajectory of the college graduate is an uncharted course. It used to be (as recently as five years ago) that anyone who went to college could expect some sort of well-paying, career-oriented job upon graduation. But now things are different. Today’s precarious world economy puts careers (especially […]

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College Grad Struggles to Break into Entertainment

Ari Gold

When I met for lunch with Lisa* she was on her midday break from work. It was sunny and warm—a desirable summer day in New Jersey, but she was dressed from top to bottom in depressing black, like a mourner.  Thankfully, we were able to joke about her misleading garb, though it could be argued […]

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Random Career Advice for Twenty-Somethings


I know what you’re thinking. A post with “random” and “twenty-somethings” in the title can’t have much substance to it. Not so, I tell you. After some serious thought, I decided who better to give advice to people in their early career years than someone who’s had career experience and who’s in the same shoes […]

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