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.

How to Realize What a Resume Actually is

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

Maximize your productivity the (really) old fashioned way

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

Thinking of Applying to Grad School?

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?

7 Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Job Seeker

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

Use Your Job Application to Tell a Story

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