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Posted August 01, 2014 by

Jobs That Sound Boring But That Are Anything But!

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Female nurse at nurses station. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It is unlikely that, when you were little and dreaming about your future, you dreamt of a job at a desk or in a cubicle. You probably dreamed of being a sports star, Hollywood A-lister, astronaut, fire fighter, stunt car driver, zookeeper, President—anything but something that would tie you to a desk or an office all day.

As we get older most of us resign ourselves to the idea of a desk-tied job. We discover that we want something steadier and less risky. We want the fattest paycheck possible and plan to save our excitement and happiness for the evenings, weekends and occasional vacation. What we fail to predict is just how satisfying some of those boring sounding jobs can be.

Here are some of the most satisfying (and stable!) careers you should pursue after college. (more…)

Posted May 07, 2014 by

A Job Interview Secret Worth “Sharing”?

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Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Roger walked out of the interview room, his palms still moist, and his heart rate finally settling down. “I’m pretty sure I did okay. Maybe not perfect, but I was really nervous going in,” he told his friend Bob who’d come along for support.

Now it was the hiring manager’s move—deciding whether or not to invite Roger back for a second interview.

This is the hard part for any job candidate. But you don’t have to sit back and twiddle your thumbs or pig out on donuts while you wait for a response.

Here is a secret that you can apply, one that Roger used too. (more…)

Posted April 09, 2014 by

How to Cold Call for an Internship or Job

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A hand picking up a black retro phone. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Cold Calling is typically the step after you have sent a cold email. Cold Calling is generally looked down upon unless you have already sent an email beforehand. If they don’t respond then it’s okay to cold call but don’t expect to have the full conversation right then.

There are 3 types of cold calls.

1) A complete cold call where there has been no previous contact. This is the hardest one to pull off. (I strongly suggest sending the email before, even if they don’t respond. It gives an excuse for calling)

2) You sent a cold email and they agreed to speak with you on the phone.

3) You were referred over by a friend or colleague, but have never spoken with the person before. (more…)

Posted February 26, 2014 by

The 5 Stages of Job Hunting Grief – And How to Cope with Them

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Woman crying at work after being dismissed. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You’ve undoubtedly heard of the five stages of grieving the loss of a loved one – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These were defined by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross way back in 1969, and quickly became a universally accepted model for how people deal with death. You may have even seen people apply these stages to other kinds of loss, such as job loss. But there’s another kind of grief that’s increased in prominence during the Great Recession but hasn’t been as clearly defined: job hunting grief. (more…)