Monthly Archives: September 2012

2nd Careers: Concrete Steps for a Life Changing Process

I am honored to have been selected to present “2nd, 3rd, or 4th Careers: Concrete Steps for a Life Changing Process” at the 2013 Wisconsin Center on Education and Work Career Conference in Madison, WI on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 … Continue reading

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The Elusive Purple Squirrel: not really a candidate

The Elusive Purple Squirrel, seen here for the first time, lives in a jungle forest. As he eats many delicious  pink and purple flowers, his coat is part of his protective camouflage. He is much sought after and rarely found. … Continue reading

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There are no unsuccessful experiments…

Whether you are considering a career change, taking on a new project, learning a new language, or otherwise re-arranging your life, you are about to engage in an experiment. Will it turn out just like you planned? If not, how … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy

If what its authors say is true, that “….smaller firms are the largest and fastest growing section of the legal community,” then Small Firms, Big Opportunity: How to Get Hired (and Succeed) in the New Legal Economy (Linda Calvert Hanson, … Continue reading

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Amy Lindgren: Keep a job-search journal

Amy Lindgren: Career transitions after major life events – TwinCities.com Amy Lindgren‘s career advice is always spot-on. In this piece, the best, and possibly least-obvious of the bunch, is #6. Keep a job-search journal. Why keep a journal during stressful times? … Continue reading

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Mock Interviews may save the day

For even the best-prepared students, interviews can be stressful and, sadly, fruitless. Before your interview season ends, do a series (one is not enough) of mock interviews with both friends and strangers. What can be polished, should be polished. You … Continue reading

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