Blog: Careers

Lessons learned: Listening as a critical skill in an interview

Lessons learned: Listening as a critical skill in an interview

Whether you’re selling a multimillion dollar advertising idea or applying for a job, the strategy is the same — make sure you give your audience what they want. In the pilot episode of AMC’s “The Pitch” this week, two advertising agencies — The Ad Store from New York City, and SK+G from Las Vegas — […] … learn more→

The greening of your job search

The greening of your job search

An extended job search doesn’t just take its toll on your confidence and your psyche. It can also have a harmful effect on the environment. As if advancing your career — or rebuilding it after being unemployed or underemploymed — wasn’t stressful enough in today’s sluggish economy, taking responsibility for the planet can seem like […] … learn more→

How to write a great cover letter

How to write a great cover letter

Skip the “Dear Sir or Madam” and zero in on exactly how you’re going to solve whatever problems the hiring University has. Do hiring professionals even read cover letters for senior candidates anymore? Some say yes; some say no, they don’t bother unless the resume in question has grabbed their attention. The simple answer is […] … learn more→

Finding University Jobs in the United Kingdom

Finding University Jobs in the United Kingdom

UK  job seekers, much like their counterparts over in the US, are facing an uphill battle when it comes to landing a job. In mid-October this year, UK unemployment reached its highest point in 17 years at a rate of 8.1%, which equates to 5.6 job seekers for every vacancy. In the academic jobs market, […] … learn more→

University Jobs in Australia:  Where to find them and how to land one.

University Jobs in Australia: Where to find them and how to land one.

University jobs certainly have a few advantages over your typical office job. Instead of a daily grind working towards increasing a company’s bottom line, academic staff are tasked with exploring ideas, researching a particular subject area until they become the go-to expert, then passing this knowledge on to their students. Lecturers at Australian universities can […] … learn more→