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10 Ways Halloween Is Like Your Career

Halloween season is here! That means we all get a free pass to make fools of ourselves and eat enough sugar to kill a horse. As you think about good ideas for Halloween costumes and whether you want to wear a costume at all, think about how the 10 ways your career is like Halloween: […]

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15 Songs About Paying Your Dues

Paying your dues is a hot topic in the blogosphere lately. Let’s have some fun with this topic and hear 15 songs about paying your dues (below)! But first – I have to say I fully disagree with the idea suggested by some Millennials that the days of paying your dues may be over. What […]

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Career Articles of the Week: Career Shmeer 9/10/10

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 […]

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How To Build Your Network Before You Need It

Networking is an essential element to finding a job and building your career. In fact, it’s one of the 15 career development topics that will follow you through life. Today’s guest tells us that you’ll find the most success with networking if you build your network before you need it. Our guest is Scott Tsuchiyama, […]

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How To Maximize Business Networking Calls

Networking is something we all need to do whether we’re looking for a job and searching for a career path or trying to develop or enhance business. That’s why it’s one of the 15 career development topics that will follow you through life. Social networking sites online have made the process much easier for everyone […]

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Career Articles of the Week – Career Shmeer 9/3/10

Welcome to the 6th installment of the Career Shmeer, where you’ll find links to great career articles from the past week (or so). Posting has been slow the past few weeks: during that time the site got a facelift via Matt Chevy and I took a summer vacation to Chicago to see family, friends, Lollapalooza […]

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Green Home Building Careers

Green home building is a growing movement here in America. Green jobs and green careers are on the rise as our government does some serious green investing, entrepreneurs search for new business ideas and the public’s environmental awareness grows. Almost a quarter of America’s energy consumption comes from our homes. Odds are that your energy […]

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Career Articles of the Week – Career Shmeer 7/30/10

Welcome to the 5th installment of the Career Shmeer, where we provide links to great career articles from the past week (or so). Today’s shmeer also includes an update on the good that comes from doing volunteer work…plus a picture I recently took with someone famous who has probably made you laugh!

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Franchise Businesses as College Graduation Gifts

Franchise businesses are being purchased by parents as college graduation gifts for their children. I’ve heard of gifts like grad school, a new suit or a new brief case but a franchise business?! This is an interesting trend. Sure, there aren’t many job opportunities out there lately for young college grads….but getting mom and dad […]

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Summer Jobs and Internships Thanks To Federal Funding

Internships and summer jobs are being made available through federal stimulus funds to low-income teens and young adults ranging in age from 14 to 24 in many cities around the country. Although summer jobs prospects are currently bleak for youths and debate continues in Congress as to whether additional federal funds should be poured into […]

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