Saw two local bands tonight. One was made up of high school kids, which is cool. But the other one is made up of 8-year-olds, and they’re opening for Warped Tour. At 8 I was playing with Star Wars action figures.
The year:1992 The place: Assumption College, Worcester, MA The class: Comparative Literature That is where my love for the classics first began. I can remember sitting in that room like it was yesterday. I had never had a proper introduction to the works of ancient Rome and Greece in high school, so it was up … Continue reading Seneca for the CEO Set
Today let’s focus on what not to do on your resume. 1.A resume is not a biography. You may have had a number of amazing jobs and experiences, but the person reading your resume is not interested in reading your life story. Save the story-telling session for the Christmas party after you've landed the job. 2. A resume is … Continue reading How to Realize What a Resume Actually is
It never fails. Every September I get butterflies- make those bats- in my stomach thinking about open house night. You see, by day I am a mild-mannered English teacher and once a year I have to stand up in front of a room full of adults and tell them what their kids will be learning … Continue reading Killing PowerPoint: The Future of Public Speaking
I have written many times about how job searching is basically a job in itself. And if you happen to be unemployed while searching then it is a regular full time position requiring 30-40 hours a week. In other words, you are currently a self-employed entrepreneur. So how do you fill all those hours? This … Continue reading Job search like an entrepreneur.
Writing career advice for 21st century job seekers can make you feel like you are on the cutting edge of workplace productivity and management. Then you pick up an old book from college on a whim called Meditations, by Marcus Aurelius, and realize that you are not so new and innovative after all.For the uninitiated, … Continue reading Maximize your productivity the (really) old fashioned way
I had the opportunity to write for the site Teach.com on a 5-part series on how to apply for graduate school. Teach.com is part of the USC Rossier School of Education and has been providing teachers with a comprehensive educational web resource dedicated to discovering, discussing and encouraging great teaching around the world for a few … Continue reading Thinking of Applying to Grad School?
Even if you do not work in a tech field, technology has become an integral part of just about every job. If you want to prove to potential employers that you are digitally competent make sure you can back up the following 7 characteristics in your interview.1. You can integrate everyday digital skills into the … Continue reading 7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Job Seeker
What do Batman Begins, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and your resume all have in common? A need for context. Any good movie provides a context, or a frame, for viewers to understand the main character and his actions. The context is not only what motivates the main character and allows him to overcome great obstacles; it’s … Continue reading Use Your Job Application to Tell a Story
Confusing title, right? Stick with me for a minute and I'll explain.By now everyone has heard the rule- make sure your resume fits on one page. I have said it myself more times than I can count. One of the most common client questions is about how you can manage to fit you life story … Continue reading With Resumes, Shorter is Better, Unless It Isn’t