This is a good one for our Alltop and Brazen Careerist readers. This is a cool job interview thing that happened to me recently. Continued
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Apparently the universe is apologizing for my terrible weekend. First, the BF was able to verify with his supervisor that a) his company isn’t going to do any layoffs, and b) even if they were, his position wouldn’t be in jeopardy. Awesome! So he’s going to try for a little work/life balance and we’ll see how that goes.
Second, remember how I’d been trying to decide whether I should go back to school or take on some freelance work? Well, in this post I mention that I’d decided to go for the school thing, since (as DD tells me repeatedly) it’s a) a kickass opportunity to try something new and different, that is b) also super-cheap. I applied last week (after the pleasant surprise that employees don’t have to pay application fees) and am admitted – as soon as I can find the time for my previous university to send over my proof of MMR then I’m good to go!
Side note: it’s okay for me to WORK here, directly with the students, with no proof of MMR, but when it comes to taking classes – whoa! Somebody better make sure that girl had her shots! Um, what? Continued
Seriously, people, I struggled with what to name this post, because I have never seen anything quite like what I saw last night. As I’ve mentioned numerous times before, when I moved to Phoenix I joined my sorority alum club because I figured it would be good networking for both of us, plus a way to meet some women friends.
Well, the outgoing president was having a party at her newly renovated house and since this was the first event that they’d had that I could bring the BF along to, I asked him to join me on my networking adventure. He was understandably skeptical, but I assured him that we could leave at any time if it turned out to be lame.
So last week at work I sent out an e-mail blast to all of our graduate students advocating the dossier management service Interfolio. Essentially, you can upload any documents you want (including confidential letters of recommendation that your recommenders upload to your account themselves via a secure link) and then when you apply to a position that wants a dossier, you can select via checkboxes which documents/letters you want sent, and Interfolio does it for you. This is nice because you don’t have to print out everything yourself or worry about where the nearest post office is.
I highly recommend this service. Continued
For you entrepreneurs and bloggers out there, here’s a cool tip that could help blow up your business. For the PUA’s and relationships people in the audience, this is good networking advice.
I work full-time and run a little side business as a web developer and technical consultant. What I’ve recently done is set up WordPress blogs for two different clients. I didn’t do this out of the goodness of my heart, I did it to help generate more business for me. Here’s what I did.
Penelope Trunk wrote a thought provoking post yesterday titled When women get power at work, do they use it like men? In it she described meeting an attractive 25-year-old male who she sleeps with and eventually dates. They are in related fields and, since she is well positioned as a career advice guru, she ponders the ethical implications of helping the guy find a job. Also, there is a bit of an age gap (according to her wiki she is 42 ), so she thinks that may be an issue.
It’s a great post, one that intersects work, love, and life, and it’s well worth reading. I love the post because a) it’s pretty hot, and b) it’s complicated and doesn’t fit into any traditional relationship type. There’s even a smattering of pickup in there for you PUA types.
Here’s my take. Continued