Category Archives for "Job Search"

Oct 29

Career Planning: Are you kidding?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

While cruising the blogosphere this weekend, I came across more than one article that essentially said this: you should plan your career, knowing where you are going to be three years and five years from now. Knowing where you will be several years from now is the key to career management. Are you kidding? When […]

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Sep 17

30 Career Management Tips: Update your resume

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

This month, I’m providing a career management tip-a-day (along with other posts) to help you trigger your own career management activities. Today’s tip: Update your resume. Yesterday, in “30 Career Management Tips: Provide your updated resume to your new manager,” I wrote about the importance of providing your new manager with your resume and to […]

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Aug 14

Overcoming Dying in a Cubicle

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

One of the most interesting articles I’ve read in a long time was Pamela Slim’s “If you are stuck in a cube and dying to get out, what does it specifically feel like?” over on Escape From Cubicle Nation. She’s writing a book on moving out of corporate life to having your own business and […]

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Jun 13

Know Your Quitting Point

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

You know that with every job, there is a level of the mundane that must be done to work into the most creative aspects of the work you do. Like the artist who must show the work in order to create the art in the first place. It’s like that with knowledge workers as well. […]

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Jun 04

What’s in Your Portfolio?

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

While on vacation, I thought a lot about specialization and generalization of skills. The balance between the two is a tough one. On the one hand, people like to learn the latest and greatest — especially technical people as they believe that knowing the latest programming language or the latest technology philosophy is what is […]

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May 15

JibberJobber Blog Birthday

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Well, today is the day. One year ago –with no job, few dollars, but a lot of hope and hard work — the JibberJobber blog was born. And not just the blog — but a new career management application that helps all of us Cubicle Warriors finally have a tool that enables us to manage […]

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Apr 26

Job Search Time Increases

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

March’s unemployment dropped to 4.4% — but the average time a job seeker remained unemployed increased from 16.4 weeks in February to 17.3 weeks in March. Over at Career Hub, Brian Weis provided six steps to a simple job search game plan — and they are all good and I’d go there to take a […]

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Dec 26

The Interview Gauntlet

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

Have you noticed that moving to a different company is harder? Companies, of course, want to ensure that the potential employee is a good one. One of the ways of determining worth is to have the candidate interview with multiple people so as to secure differing points of view about the candidate. This makes sense […]

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