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Jul 14 2014

Passing Inspection

Sheila was well established as an architect long before we met over 20 years ago.  She had received numerous accolades for her home and building designs and worked for prestigious companies.  Having not heard from her in a long while, I was unaware that she was making a transition into a new, albeit somewhat related [...]

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May 12 2014

When Do You Start Your Internship?

Talking with some imminent graduates the other day, I asked, “When do you start your internship?”  The quizzical look on their faces spoke volumes.  One said, “Once school is over, I will start looking.”  Another said she hadn’t given it any thought, believing that her newly minted degree would assure her a position in a [...]

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Dec 16 2013

Back On Track

What does it take to get your career pursuits back on track after your plans get derailed due to a major health crisis?  How do you come back after years of recuperation?  Battling a major illness and recovering from a severe injury are among life’s most difficult challenges.  But after all the physical healing is [...]

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Oct 31 2011

Deliberately Insecure

In the previous blog entry I tried to illustrate the diversity of unseen and unsung talent required to put on a live production.  Many of the people who work in these positions are freelancers and independent contractors, as opposed to regular employees, who know a thing or two about looking for work and self promotion.  [...]

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Apr 19 2010

Onward And Upward!

Despite the recent slight uptick in job growth, the graduating class of 2010 will face the toughest job search challenge of the past 20 years, maybe longer.  Sadly, it will be harder for most new graduates to find work related to their degrees than in recent memory.  While so many earlier generations were promised unlimited [...]

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Nov 16 2009

Internships

Published byHank under internship, research

In meeting with a group of recent and soon-to-be college graduates, I fielded a lot of questions about internships.  Psych, Poli-Sci, Media & Communications majors, among others, shared equal interest in how to find, and get accepted into programs that would provide them a chance to gain experience and exposure to their chosen fields.
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Dec 15 2008

Paralyzed By Choices

My conversation with a young cab driver the other day went something like this:
Hank: If you weren’t driving this cab, what you rather be doing?
Cabbie:  I’m not sure. I’ve thought about doing a lot of different things.  I only graduated high school last year and needed to find work, and this is what I got?
H:  [...]

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