Archive | January, 2013

GeekDesk Review

Have you ever considered trying a standing desk, where you can do computer and desk work standing up instead of sitting down? It seems like a neat idea, and there are many articles and studies espousing the benefits of spending less time each day in a seated (sedentary) position. But what if you don’t want […]

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Design Resume Should Combine Resume and Design Elements

A design resume looks both like a resume and a piece of design, writes Jennifer Klein in her article for Quint Careers, Creative Professionals: Does Your Resume Reflect Your Design Skills?. Deciding what your resume should look like and what design elements to include is a main part of your job as the designer. Your […]

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Reputation blunders from Zorba the Greek

If you haven’t watched it in a long time, set aside a movie night and watch “Zorba the Greek”. The 1964 gem is loaded with tons of sage advice about life. But I found myself enthralled with watching Zorba’s poor reputation management skills as he interacts with his English employer. I literally laughed out loud […]

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Your Cover Letter Shouldn’t Repeat Your Resume

Don’t rehash your resume in your cover letter. You can use your cover letter to highlight the aspects of your resume that are relevant to the position, but you’re wasting precious space — and the potential employer’s time — if you simply repeat your resume. For an overall refresher on cover letters, see our Cover […]

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Guest Post: Job Search Tips for Introverts

Introverts tend to gain strength, energy and confidence through spending time alone, unlike extroverts who tend to recharge their batteries in social settings. Introverts can be intelligent, calm, thoughtful, and creative. They just don’t find social contact as energizing as extroverts do. But even though introversion can support a highly successful personal and professional life, […]

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Please Don’t Interrupt

Did you know that a task that’s interrupted takes 50% longer and has 50% more mistakes than an uninterrupted one? It takes a while for our brains to get into a focused state where we’re able to concentrate fully on a task without feeling distracted. Once we’re in that state, we can enjoy a very […]

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