Monday, November 18, 2002

MSN Careers | Knowing When It's Time To Go

Roberta Chinsky Matuson lists 8 signs that indicate it may be time to look for another job.

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Job Hunting Success Story

I have a job hunting success story to share. In September I attended a couple Job Fairs, one at the Dayton Convention Center and one at the Dayton Job Center. I cannot remember exactly which one it was, but I left my resume with the folks from Manpower Professional.

This past Wednesday I received a phone call about an opportunity with Lexis Nexis, doing some Excel VBA work, for which it sounds like I'm aptly qualified. I start working there tomorrow!

The assignment will last about one month, but hopefully I can extend my time there and use this opportunity as a springboard into something more permanent, especially once I see how things are going inside the company. I keep getting emails stating that they have a number of open positions, and I even applied for a couple.

Now, let's hear some of your job hunting success stories!

Thursday, November 07, 2002

" is a resource site for education students, student teachers, first-year teachers, teacher certification candidates, and those who think maybe, just maybe, they'd like to be an educator someday. It is the goal of this site to help new and 'wannabe' teachers find information, inspiration, and tools to become fulfilled, effective, growing professionals for our kids."

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Have you checked this out? This site is developed and maintained by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. A virtual clearinghouse of all types of occupations, you can search for any occupation and find out the following types of information:

  • Significant Points
  • Nature of the Work
  • Working Conditions
  • Employment statistics
  • Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement
  • Job Outlook
  • Earnings
  • Related Occupations
  • Sources of Additional Information, and
  • O*NET Codes

Interesting Quote found at The Job Hunter's Bible:

"Know then thyself; presume not the Web to scan, until you know what you love to do, and have evolved a plan." - Richard Nelson Bolles (with apologies to Alexander Pope)

also posted to QuotesBlog

FireHunt - The Web's Blazing Portal

This website happened to be set as the homepage for the PC I am using at the Job Center today. I have never heard of it before. This begs the question: is there a metablog or some type of site that just has portals?