Early in the life of my blog, I was trying to focus on being “adultish” — which included some fashion and lifestyle tips and musings that reflected on acting more mature and professional. But lately, I’ve been wondering, what does that even mean?
I have been job searching in the Midwest for almost a year and a half. With varying degrees of seriousness and intensity, because job searching makes me want to bludgeon other people or myself, and it’s best for my mental health to take breaks sometimes.
Welcome back to Cool Jobs! Some weeks doing this roundup is easier than others, and some weeks doing this roundup is a depressing window into how difficult it is in many areas of the country to even find a job posting that isn’t soul-crushing. However, in my opinion, the main purpose of this feature is […]
Halloween always reminds me of dressing up for When You Grow Up Day in elementary school. I dressed up as a ballerina, not so much because I wanted to be one but because I had a twirly skirt I wanted to wear. What did you want to be when you grew up? Did you have […]
Our first job is a contribution from Persephone friend Mimi, who would totally take it if she weren’t off having awesome adventures in Jordan. (Jealous? Me, too.):
At my current place of employment I do a lot of the basic hiring functions like receiving resumes, sending out contracts and new hire forms, and being one of the primary contacts between job seekers and the people who decide who gets a job and who doesn’t. I thought I’d add to the subject matter […]
So this happened, and this is happening, and there are a lot of things to be angry about. Being angry can take up a lot of your time (and I should know as I am a champion angry person) that would perhaps be more productively spent looking for employment that will help hoist you from […]
A little while ago I found myself advising a reader to keep an angry blog full of her best stories about mean customers so that when she’s out saving all your ungrateful asses as an amazing political science/international affairs-y person in whatever awesome job she gets down the road, she can look back and laugh […]
Against unemployment! Against the clusterfuck of politicians trying to prevent Americans from, you know, getting jobs! Against boredom at your current job! At least I like to think so.
Welcome back to Cool Jobs! Today’s selections include postings in education, new media, science, law, and more. As a 20-something with no direction or purpose, I enjoy looking at interesting job postings to see what kind of requirements they have and what kind of things I should be trying to learn while I meander aimlessly […]
Welcome to the second edition of Cool Jobs Thursdays, the feature in which I turn my obsessive help-wanted perusing skills and ample time spent on the internet to public good. You know how when you chop all your hair off you can’t help but reach up to twirl your missing strands? That’s how job searching feels […]
I spent most of the last year unemployed. It sucked. It was probably the worst time of my life, including the time I broke my leg and was on crutches for months and had to learn to carry soda cans in my cleavage and was eighteen years old and had to have my mother wash […]
On Friday, the New York Times published an article entitled, “The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s.” The piece describes a developing trend in the relationship between the academy and the workforce: namely, the fact that more and more employers are hiring Master’s holders, leading to a perceived devaluation of the Bachelor’s degree.
It’s the third and final installment of Help Wanted, in which we try to direct some helpful lessons at hiring managers and interviewers on some basic, tactful behavior that can help make the hiring process way more beneficial for candidate and employer alike.
When I was in second grade, we had a class fashion show in which we all dressed as what we wanted to be when we grew up. One by one, each of us got up from out seats (it was a very avant-garde fashion show in which the models didn’t walk a runway but rather […]