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February 20, 2017

Three Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Graduation

Since the recession of 2008, prospects for landing a job have steadily improved, especially for recent college grads. However, studies by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY indicate that all is not rosy in the new college grad job market. About 44% of recent college grads are underemployed, which includes working at jobs that don’t require a college degree. So, simply landing any old job is not the issue.   The […]
August 11, 2013

The Secret of Using Job Ads

I’m often skeptical about finding jobs through ads because less than 30% of jobs are found that way. However, recent college grads may not think that they have enough contacts to network effectively.  Thus, they resort to answering ads online from the “safety” of their parents’ couches. Answering ads, while apparently easier than other methods, is quite frustrating. Grads fill out application after application on line, only to disappear into the resume maw.  They never […]
July 3, 2013

System Administrator or Spy: What Do Job Titles Really Say?

When it comes to titles and job names, misnomers abound.  They can lead to confusion and even, deception.  In turn, erroneous titles make it very difficult for you to identify yourself and to search for jobs. Take the case of Edward Snowden who leaked classified documents about national security surveillance. He has been referred to as a system administrator, a person who ensures that a variety of systems work together smoothly.  But Snowden said he […]