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Author Archives: Rebeccadihs

Why You Should Not Go to Law School

February 21, 2013 by Tucker Max, author of “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” Original source can be found here.   Considering law school? Then, don’t miss this scathing critique by Tucker Max in the Huffington Post. Drawing from droll …

When the First Interview is a Phone Call

January 14, 2013 by Phyllis Korkki, The New York Times Original source can be found here.   With companies sometimes receiving hundreds of applications for a single job, it is becoming more common for hiring managers to conduct initial screening interviews over …

What Do Lady Gaga and a Graduate Degree Have in Common?

December 14, 2012 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market Original source can be found here.   Both have values that have been overinflated by society.   Oh, I jest. Well, a little. I’m not saying graduate degrees aren’t valuable; they are often quite useful, depending on the …

Top 3 Blunders Young Liberty-Loving Job Seekers Make

December 3, 2012 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market Original source can be found here.   Last week at the SPN annual meeting in Cleveland, I had the distinct pleasure of talking briefly with the Generation Liberty Fellows about job seeking. I thought it might …

Tips for Talking about Salary

November 19, 2012 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market  Original Source can be found here.   If my candidates are any indication, talking about salary is one of the most dreaded conversations one can have — second only to perhaps “the birds and the …

The Working Dead: 7 Ways to Avoid Becoming an Office Zombie

April 18, 2013 By Aaron Gouveia, Salary.com contributing writer. Original source can be found here.   Look out! The monotony of daily office life may be creeping into your workplace. At any moment a terrible tedium can consume your workday.   …

The Pathway to the Right Vocation

February 15, 2013 by Kristina Burroughs, Recruiter at Center for Shared Services Original source can be found here.   A big part of the job search includes looking for an opening that is a “good fit”. In this short article, Kristina Burroughs …

The Most Effective Networking Tool for Job Seekers

The Four Words You Will Never Say Again in Business: That’s Not My Job

The Art of Haggling

February 1, 2013 by Claire Suddath, Staff Writer at Bloomberg Businessweek Original source can be found here.   How should you approach the last bastion of haggling: salary negotiation? Claire Suddath gives a basic overview in this article for Bloomberg Businessweek.   …

Talking Turkey: Determining an Appropriate Salary Range

January 11, 2013 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market Original source can be found here.   Whew! Last month’s tip about providing requested salary information inspired a lot of great feedback! It’s going to take several months to get to all the great …

Stand Out in Your Interview

February 15, 2013 by Amy Gallo, Contributing Editor at Harvard Business Review Original source can be found here.   You have an interview. Congratulations!  How can you rock the interview? We all know to dress appropriately, but what about the finer points …

Sheryl Sandberg Leans In

March 18, 2013 By Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Original source can be found here.   What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Would you join the circus, ask for that promotion, or apply to your dream job? Sheryl Sandberg claims …

Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Flashback Friday!   Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter   March 8, 2013   “A date is a job interview that lasts all night. The only difference between a date and a job interview is that there are not many …

Perfecting Your Resume

Networking Advice: Where to Start

Networking Advice: Navigating Conversations at Receptions

Networking Advice: How to Best Use LinkedIn

Mom Knows Best: Proofreed Proofread

November 14, 2012 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market  Original Source can be found here.   My mother was an English teacher. Growing up in our house involved lots of mini-grammar lessons, Oxford commas, and endless streams of red ink on papers. …

Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut

February 6, 2013 by Ethan Bronner, National Legal Affairs Correspondent at NY Times Original source can be found here.   Yearning to unleash your inner Atticus Finch by going to law school? You may wish to reconsider. Rising tuition, debt and a broken “escalator …

Landing a Job in the Liberty Movement

March 25, 2013 By Claire Kittle, Executive Director of Talent Market Original source can be found here.    Love the Liberty Movement? Ready to commit to a career, but are you not sure how to find the right freedom-fighting spot for you?   …

Job Applicants’ Cultural Fit Can Trump Qualifications

February 7, 2013 by Logan Hill, Bloomberg Businessweek Original source can be found here.   Can you lose the job even if you’re the most skilled applicant? If you’re a poor cultural fit, you may not land the position. Logan Hill examines …

Interview Take-Along Checklist

December 5, 2012 by Christine F. Della Monaca, Monster Staff Writer Original source can be found here.   You’re interviewing for a job tomorrow, and you think you’ve done all the interview preparation you need to do. You’ve practiced your answers to a multitude of common …

How to Write More Effectively for Liberty

January 10, 2013 by Ella Peterson, Students for Liberty Original source can be found here.   Far too often, advocates of liberty fail to make effective arguments in their writing. As Alexander McCobin discussed in a previous post, libertarians often forget that “When …

How to Start a Search for a Mentor

How To Get Ahead In Business If Your Boss Is Anything Like Me

December 6, 2012 by Bob Bonsall, Marketing Communications Manager at IHS/Blogger at MNSHO Original source can be found here.   Somehow, despite all my worst efforts, I’ve ended up supervising quite a few people over the past several years, as well as observing more …

How Great Leaders Communicate

February 4, 2013 by George Anders, on LinkedIn Original source can be found here.   Often it can seem that the only way to lead is to take over the room as if you were Donald Trump or LBJ. However, new research suggests …

Distinguish Yourself: Listen

Distinguish Yourself: Keep Learning

Degrees for a Policy Career: Do You Need Law School?

Defining Success

December 12, 2012 by Kristina Burroughs, Recruiter at Center for Shared Services Original source can be found here.   One of the most important things you can do in narrowing down your job search starts with a series of questions that only …

Career and Internship Resources

December 4, 2012 by Steven Strausbaugh, Young Americans for Liberty Original source can be found here.   As I write this, I am on the job hunt. If you’re looking for work or internships in liberty right now, keep reading. I consider myself …

Beware the Phantom Job Listing

January 9, 2013 by Lauren Weber and Leslie Kwoh, Wall Street Journal Original source can be found here.   John Nottingham says he was planning to hire a new design manager eventually. But when he heard a talented fellow alumnus of his …

A List of Networking No-Nos or “Not-Workings”

80% of Success is Just Showing Up: Landing a Job in Another City

December 19, 2012 by Claire Kittle, Talent Market Original source can be found here.   I often work with candidates who want to move to a specific city, but they don’t want to relocate until they have landed a job.   And …

8 Career Lessons from Katniss Everdeen of the ‘Hunger Games’

  April 4, 2013 By Ritika Trikha of Careerbliss.com Original source can be found here.   Katniss Everdeen dodges danger and outwits her opponents. Can Katniss’ survival techniques help you survive today’s job market? Career blogger Ritika Trikha thinks so.   Read more…

4 Essential Questions To Ask At The End Of A Job Interview

January 8, 2013 by Investopedia, Forbes Contributor Original source can be found here.   “I am always surprised how some interviewees tend to trail off towards the end of an interview instead of finishing strong and leaving a lasting impression,” says Zachary Rose, …

20 Ways to Find Your Calling

December 13, 2012 by Jessica Hagy, Forbes Contributor Original source can be found here.   Not sure what to be when you grow up (whenever that is)? Fret no more. We can figure this out together. Let’s get started.   1. Ignore the future, …

11 Ways to Gauge Your Next Employer’s Culture

January 25, 2013 by George Anders, on LinkedIn Original source can be found here.   It’s easy to size up people’s personalities. A rich vocabulary lets us distinguish between introverts and extroverts, optimists and pessimists, and so on. When the conversation turns …

11 Social Media Mistakes You Don’t Even Know You’re Making

November 27, 2012 By Heather Dugan, Salary.com contributing writer Original source can be found here.   Spotting the mistakes of others is easy: The cringe-inducing Facebook status message. The ill-advised “after hours” tweet. Using Foursquare to check-in at an establishment of questionable repute. While …