Welcome to the 7th installment of the Career Shmeer, where you’ll find links to great career articles from the past week (or so). Careers Out There is 9 years old today! Well, kind of. In the summer of 2001, I returned home to Chicago to take care of my mom when she was diagnosed with terminal cancer. By September, I needed a mental health break so I flew to LA to visit friends and check in on my apartment. When out with a group of friends for dinner, I was introduced to my friend Stacy’s new boyfriend Cameron, a professional cellist. I was asking him a million questions (as I’m prone to do when meeting new people) about what it means to be a professional cellist…until the whole group said “enough already” and suggested I just get a talk show where I ask people questions about their careers. Intrigued, I borrowed a pen from the waitress and wrote the idea down on a cocktail napkin. Hours later, I was woken up by my dad calling about the World Trade Center…
- The 5 Rules of a Fresh Start – Andrew Weitsman/Needle Meet Haystack
- How To Become a Servant Leader – Josh Spiro/Inc.
- 104 Weeks – Matt Cheuvront/Life Without Pants
- Young, Single Women Earn More Than Male Peers – Conor Dougherty/Wall Street Journal
- Highest Paying Jobs For Recent College Grads – Gail Tziperman Lotan/Boston Globe
- Jumping Through Hoops for a Retail Sales Job – Sue Stock/Los Angeles Times
- Community College Training For Managing Green Jobs – Elizabeth Olson/New York Times
- Green Revolution Comes To Urban Neighborhoods – Tiffany Hsu/Los Angeles Times
- 56 Top Green Careers – Tracey de Morsella/Green Economy Post
- How Hotels & Resorts Are Going Green – Anneli Rufus/AlterNet
The Life of Specific Careers
- TV Casting Director – Joe Flint/Los Angeles Times
- How the Music Industry Can Navigate Today’s Technology – Alex Pham/Los Angeles Times
Fun Stuff For Your Shmeer
- Jumping the Shark: The Happy Days Episode – My fellow U of Michigan alum Jon Hein is the guy who made this phrase famous. It refers to the moment when anything turns a corner to begin its decline….and comes from the ridiculous, corner-turning episode of my favorite childhood TV show “Happy Days” when Fonzie went water skiing and jumped over a shark. This article analyzing the jumping the shark phenomenon was written by the same guy who wrote that original “Happy Days” episode! For the record, as a kid I wore Fonzie PJs to sleep and carried a Fonzie lunchbox to school!
- Anatomy of a Concert Ticket – If you’re a concert-goer like me, you’ll find this info from Digital Music News to be very interesting.
Careers Out There Posts You Might Like
- Sports Coaching Jobs: Careers For Those With Iron Stomachs (Interview)
- Want To Change the World? Check out Advocacy Careers! (Interview)
- Workplace Diversity: An African American Woman’s Compelling Story (Interview)
Did YOU read any career articles this week that really stood out? Share them below in the Comments!