Friday, August 30, 2002

Viva La Library!

Your local public library is a great place to do research. Voila two such public library sites:

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Credential Files: Make your transcript, letters of recommendation, references, portfolio, credentials and more available online!

You can have your credential files maintained and processed professionally, using a professional credentials processing service. There are a number of fee-based services available. With one such service, Reference Now, you can send your entire file, including confidential letters of recommendation. It's worth a look.

University of Cincinnati Career Development Center

UC's Career Development Center (CDC)'s website provides useful information to University of Cincinnati faculty, staff, students, and alumni. In addition, it contains information for employers who may want to find out about recruiting, accessing the CDC's resume database, and so on.

From QuotesBlog:

"If you hate your job, either change your job or change your attitude about the job. One or the other." -- John-Roger

Friday, August 23, 2002

From MSN Careers: Sizing Up A Potential Employer

"You finally found the right job. Or so you thought. Now that you have been on the scene for two weeks, you notice how people treat you. Your boss consistently calls meetings during lunchtime -- sans food. Yesterday, you received a proposal at 4:45 p.m. to type up by 9:00 a.m. the following day. And although the company is teeming with people burning the midnight oil, there is little joyful interaction among employees." more...

I can't understate this enough myself. You may feel desperate for a job, but why would you want to work for just a paycheck? You're worth more than that.

Tips for Using Office XP to Manage Your Job Hunt

"Looking for a job can be a big job in itself. Whether you need to write a resume, track your networking contacts, or build a portfolio, Microsoft Office XP can help you do that and more. Try these tips for using Office to help manage your job hunt.

"Graduates and other job seekers who use these tips also show prospective employers that they are proficient in using the same software tools that an estimated 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies¹ use. So once you're on the job, you can continue to use these tips to help you shine..." continued...

Thursday, August 22, 2002

IT Careers from Encarta

Is There Something We Should Know?

The front page of this morning has links to a story about warning signs that you'll be fired. The following text refers to the same link:

Guess what? As of this morning, the links don't work! Is there something that we should know??

Tuesday, August 20, 2002

So, You Wanna Work?

" started with one regional site, launched on 5/1/99, and has grown exponentially since then: our family of websites is now 246 strong."

Firstgov for Workers

Firstgov for Workers - Services and Information for America's Workforce has information about Jobs, a Career Spotlight, a Pay Calculator (especially good for when you're filling out those applications and need to convert an annual amount to an hourly amount or vice versa - I've had to do that), and much more!

Government Jobs

"Welcome . . . to the nation's leading web site devoted to helping individuals find the jobs they are seeking in the public sector. is designed to make your job search efficient. There is no fee to search this web site." [italics added]

Search for businesses and more using!

Thursday, August 15, 2002


Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration. This site includes links to Occupational Job Titles, job opportunities, a guide to tests and other assessments and more...!

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Panic Page!

At, I found a Boss Button, i.e., a link to click so that something else will open in order for you to hide the fact that you're looking for another job when your boss is near. I don't necessarily advocate this practice, but the content on the Panic Page was humorous.

Dayton, Ohio Job Center

The Dayton, Ohio Job Center is a place where my family and I have been quite frequently as of late. I've included the main link under the Job-related Websites list at the left. They have resources for employers and job seekers. Among the resources for job seekers is a list of other job-related websites, which includes some of the major ones (like Monster Board, Hot Jobs, etc.), as well as more local links for Ohio, Montgomery County, and the Greater Dayton area.

Friday, August 02, 2002


Joseph Murphy once said: "Infinite riches are all around you if you..." more>>

I refuse to believe that, because certain jobs are not just popping up, obvious to be seen, that there are no jobs for me.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Job Outlook 2002: You'll Work Hard to Find a Job "The foosball tables are gone. You won't be offered a four-day work week. And that sweet little sports car you were prepared to accept as a signing bonus? You'll have to pay for this car the old fashioned way—with savings from your weekly paycheck.

"The job market for college graduates isn't as bright as it was this time last year (or over the past three years)—however, it's not as dismal as you might believe either." continued...

I've seen this myself. Four years ago, there were a lot more obvious opportunities than there are now. I still believe that the jobs are out there, however. Just because overall the job market may be a little soft, does not mean that today, tomorrow, next week, someone won't quit or retire or do something else that creates a job opening for what I am looking for.