Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What's the Difference Between a Career and a Job?

I'm curious to see what you describe the difference between a job and a career is.

a series of jobs in the same field
Jobs you like
different job titles in the same industry?

Something you dislike to do...as in "it's just a job"
When you're working for the paycheck, not for the experience.

What's your definition of the difference between a Real Career and Just a Job?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Estimating Salaries

Salary Estimates
How much does a certain job pay? The Department of Labor has a helpful salary scale that is set up by city and state for all the various jobs and careers with starting, mid and high levels of salary.

Monday, August 16, 2010

How Do You Stand Out in Your Field?

Are You a Stand Out?
Standing out in a Sea of Sameness

The intent of this page is to give college students a head start on their careers. While there is unquestionable value in the links and resources here, the biggest bang for the buck comes from those who have lived the college experience, graduated and are out there in the world moving forward. If this description fits you, consider offering a few sentences of advice to those who aspire to be just like you

Check out this Facebook Page for interesting content in Standing Out in the Sea of Sameness.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Job Hunting for a Dream Job/Career in PR, Social Media or Marketing? Tips here.

Don't you just love this graphic image from Marketing Zen?

Marketing Zen is a professional digital marketing agency in Texas that has a wonderful blog post that offers 13 Tips to Land your Dream Job in PR, Social Media and Marketing.

I love #6 - build a portfolio and # 12 - Create a business card for job hunt.

To read all 13 click thru on 13 Ways to Land your Dream Internship in Marketing, PR, and Social Media

Friday, July 02, 2010

ATHENA International Honors Women Leaders in Northeast Ohio with Cleveland Akron Awards Ceremony on Wednesday

Shown at right, Deborah Read from Thompson Hine, the Cleveland area 2010 ATHENA International Leadership Award Recipient, was honored at the event sponsored and hosted by Inside Business Magazine.

Norma Rist Past Chair of ATHENA International stands with Daisy Alford-Smith Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and the Akron area 2010 ATHENA International Leadership Award Recepient and Dianne Dinkel ATHENA International President CEO

The photo above includes (from left) Norma Rist, the Past Chair of ATHENA International with Daisy Alford-Smith, the Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and the Akron area 2010 ATHENA International Leadership Award Recipient and Dianne Dinkel, ATHENA International President/CEO.

Congratulations to all the Northeast Ohio 2010 ATHENA International Leadership Award Finalists

Virginia Albanese
FedEx Custom Critical, Inc.

Judge Brenda Burnham Unruh
Summit County Court of Common Pleas

Carol Heiss Jenkins
U.S. Figure Skating Association &
Professional Skaters' Association

Judi Hill
Retired Educator, Akron Public Schools

Ann V. Klotz
Laurel School

Eileen Saffran
The Gathering Place

Rachel Y. Talton, D.M.
Synergy Marketing Strategy & Research, Inc.

Mary Verdi-Fletcher
The Dancing Wheels Company & School

Congratulations to the 2010 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Recipients

Danielle J. Kimmel, CPA
Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Co.

Charity Ewanko
Chartreuse, Inc.

KPMG is the International Underwriter for ATHENA International and the National Sponsor of the ATHENA Young Professional Award.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Interviewing Fashion Advice for Women

InterviewTrail.com is a social utility for medical students, residents and program coordinators. Plan your Interview Trail, Book Travel, and Share Your Trail with other medical students. Get your personalized residency match probability, and check out residency program rankings based on anonymous rank lists aggregated in real time!From a medical student's blog on how to get a job as a doctor.

Fashion Tips for Women

So you’re gonna be a doctor? Better start dressing like one… here are some tips to help you put together a look for the interview season:

1. Wear a suit. This is the safest and most appropriate choice for an interview. The skirt vs. pants debate rages on; however, what really matters is that you find a professional, tailored suit that fits you well. Your suit should be lined on the inside (both jacket and skirt/pants). Unlined suits show every last wrinkle and undergarment line. Not so classy. Some other gems from the Interview Trail

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Why are Women Owned Businesses Smaller?

The Wall Street Journal looks at the size of Women Owned Businesses. Why don't they grow their business as large as the businesses owned by men?

4 Reasons in this article: 1)goals, Access to 2)capital 3)markets and 4)networks... and what to do about it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Using Social Media to Land a Job

If you're a job hunter, you should be using some form of social media for your job hunting.

Perhaps your resume and skill summary is posted on LinkedIn?
Maybe you've tweeted your intentions on Twitter?
Or even created a portfolio on a Facebook Photo Album?

This last month Laura Gainor successfully used SlideShare.net to woo, court and land her next employer with a visual resume and creative use of social media that goes way beyond 99.9% of the social media uses of job hunting... but maybe it will give you a good idea of what is possible.

Take a look at this embeded show, but if you have trouble reading it, here's the link to Laura Gainor's job hunting slideshare.net post for Comet Branding.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Kent State University Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund-raiser April 18th

Find out more about the Kent State University Scholarship Fundraiser on April 18, 2010 at Ray's Place, Kent Ohio. 5 to 10 pm.

It's $20 at the door cover charge with 100% of the money going to benefit the scholarship fund.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Recruit smart, savvy women

Not your ordinary job fair, Women For Hire Expos offer resume critiquing, power seminars and an all-new mentor match program sponsored by Walmart. Our targeted expertise delivers the diverse talent you seek. Visit WomenForHire.com to learn about customized recruitment solutions.


I was surprised at the quality of this site. When I first heard that WalMart sponsored it, I wasn't sure about it, but I am impressed.

Monday, January 25, 2010

100 Job Search Tips from FORTUNE 500 Recruiters

This ebook is filled with job hunting stories, anctecdotes and how to tips that will help anyone who is job searching.

100 Job Search Tips from FORTUNE 500 Recruiters

Recommended Resources:

Brazen Careerist: A blog with a modern view of job searching, career development,and the workplace.
Career Hub: Blog A blog written by a diverse group of career coaches.
Dice Job board for tech jobs.
Experience.com: A college career services and jobs website.
Hellotxt.com Allows you to update all your social network statuses from one place.
JibberJobber.com A tool for job seekers, job hunters, recruiters, and headhunters to organize the job hunt and anage a professional network.
JobHuntersBible.com A job source by the author of What Color Is Your Parachute?
Jobsearch.about.com Interview tips and suggestions, interview questions and answers, interview attire, and interview thank-you letters.
Jobserve.com Offers 2.5 million jobs across 15 industries, and new jobs can be delivered to you through RSS, text, etc.
lindseypollak.com/blog Offers career advice for students and young professionals.
Linkedin.com A professional networking site where you can build your résumé profile, connect with past colleagues, view new job opportunities,
and connect with people who currently work at the target company.
Naceweb.org A website that is dedicated to the careers of college students.
Simplyhired.com/Indeed.com Job search sites that use search engine optimization to find all available positions.
Theladders.com An executive job board with opportunities that have salaries of $100K and above.
Twitter.com: A microblogging service that allows you to interact with hiring managers at a more personal level.
TwitterJobSearch.com: This site allows you to search through Twitter, using keywords, to find a job or internship.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Who Inspires You?

Robin McMaster of Brain Based Biz and Ellen Weber of Brain Leaders and Learners
Robin McMaster (left) recently shared that Ellen Weber (right) inspires her in her "Brain Based Biz" blog post "Ellen Weber - An Inspiration" .

Robin and Ellen both work at the MITA Brain Based Center, to equip leaders with practical brain based tactics that optimize satisfaction and output at work.

I enjoy reading their on line publications because they always challenge my thought processes and help me to look at things by another angle. I love the concept of two footed questions and how a 2 footed question can help actually redirect thinking.

Ellen Weber writes and publishes Brain Leaders and Learners
Robyn McMaster writes and publishs Brain Based Biz

So. Who inspires you?