getting a job

What Are The Best Jobs For Students?

September 8, 2014

I want to continue being a full time student… but I also need to find some source of income. What kind of jobs should I be soliciting that will not take up too much of my time but will still be somewhat profitable? -Danae Hi Danae, and thanks for stopping by!  The standard answer, of […]

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How to Get a Job, Part 4: Be Flexible

May 5, 2010

It’s the final day of this little how-to-get-a-job sequence, and I hope you’ve enjoyed it thus far. Bookmark those posts; they were true 40 years ago and they’ll still be true 40 years from now. Today’s final tip is simply to be flexible on the job. And if possible, indicate in the interview that you’re […]

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How to Get a Job, Part 3: Be a Nice Person (or at least act like one)

May 4, 2010

We’re back today with the shortest and sweetest of the four tips on how to get and keep a job: Be nice. Or at least act like you are. This has almost nothing to do with your ability to do the actual work you’re hired to do, but it has everything to do with people […]

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How to Get a Job, Part 2: Put Your Heart Into It

May 3, 2010

Happy Monday, everyone, and my deepest apologies for no-showing you in this space on Friday. I was in Minneapolis for American Advertising Federation business (including the National Student Advertising Competition, which was outstanding — congrats Wisconsin-Madison!) and was occupied literally every moment of the day from waking up at 6:30 to hitting the rack around […]

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How to Get a Job, Part 1: Research & Understand Me

April 29, 2010

Yesterday I made a comment about how, as an employer, the qualities we look for in a good employee aren’t really super-complicated, and that I could probably boil it down to four things in a blog post if anyone was interested. A lot of you said yeah, let’s hear it — so here it is […]

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3 Ways To Screw Up A Web Resume

March 9, 2009

1) Link to everything you possibly can, regardless of importance. Why list Palookaville State University in your “Education” section of your web resume without hyperlinking it to the PSU home page? Sure, it has absolutely no relevance or useful information for your employer, but why let that stop you? Same goes for any companies you’ve […]

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