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Adventures in Job Searching: My Most “Interesting” Interview

Since I’ve put in a considerable amount of effort into looking for a job the last few months, I’ve been on a few interviews. Most were your standard job interview where I was required to list my strengths, weaknesses and where I saw myself in five years.

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Job Searching for the Anxiety-Stricken

If you know me, you know that I have multiple jobs. 4 jobs, to be exact. I have 2 part-time jobs and 2 freelance jobs. I’m also a full-time graduate student. Why I insist on taking on such a heavy workload is beyond me. Perhaps it’s the appeal of knowing that this load will make […]

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Lunchtime Poll: Discretion or Honesty?

My husband says that I offer up too much information, doing myself a disservice in the act. I just like to think I’m a rule follower. Yes, I will declare that jar of jam that we’re bringing back from England, it’s fruit. I don’t want them to do a random search and find it and […]

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Positivity Challenge Week 8: The Job Search

It’s possibly one of the most demoralizing things that can happen. Whether it’s downsizing, firing, end of a contract, or other reasons, losing a job can be stressful to your mind and body, your finances, and your relationships. On top of the stress of losing your job is the pressure to find another one and […]

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Mmm, Mmm, Cool Jobs!

Are you job hunting? Do you need someone to yell at you to do things? Our very own pileofmonkeys is willing to yell at you, lovingly of course, and badger you into doing the things you need to do RIGHT NOW.

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Groovy Cool Jobs!

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 […]

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Flavor Blasted Cool Jobs!

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 […]

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The Revenge of Cool Jobs!

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 […]

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Cool Jobs Returns!

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 […]

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More Cool Jobs!

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 […]

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Help Wanted: Unemployed Lessons #3

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.

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On How My Greatest Weakness Interview Response Has Changed, Thanks To The Recession

The interview question job seekers most frequently hear (and consequently dread), “What is your greatest weakness?”, is becoming more and more difficult for me to answer. Not, of course, because I am without faults, but because I have been forced to confront my biggest faults and fears on a daily basis during the job search […]