Archives: March 2009

Bear Market Baby Boom?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 27

I was chatting with a source at an investment bank the other day and she mentioned the numerous colleagues who were about to leave on maternity leave. And then she...

Cheating Outsourced

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 27

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently had a fascinating cover article on the new mechanics of cheating. So-called “essay mills,” which churn out everything from 10-page papers to entire dissertations...

A Different Crop of Internship Employers

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 26

I've been hearing some reports that although internship hiring is down in general, some new employers are now posting ads on campus. These are sometimes smaller or lesser known employers...

Is the Recession Putting Gen Y in its Place?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 24

Sarah Horne of The New York Post recently penned an op-ed column entitled "A Slice of Humble Gen Y," noting that the economic downturn might be a helpful wake-up call...

Career News on Cable

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 20

It looks like job searchers now have another medium to turn to... Starting on Saturday, April 4th, CareerTV will begin airing its currently Internet-only show on Fox Business Network from...

"Shameless Self Promotion" In the Workplace

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 18

I recently received a press release on "the top 10 tactics for shameless self promotion at work," as offered up by "Career Wisdom-101 Proven Ways to Ensure Workplace Success" author...

Layoff Coaching 101

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 13

If you are worried about getting laid off (or know you will have to lay off others), career coach Maury Hanigan has launched a new site, layoffcoach.com . Users can...

Personal Branding: Valuable or Not?

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 10

I must admit, I fall on the "not" side of the argument. Personal branding is all about packaging. I feel this obsession with it—and with selling oneself—often comes at the...

The "Spring Break" Job Search

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 09

I recently wrote a story about b-school sponsored Spring Breaks to far-flung locales where students get a chance to both sightsee and also meet with local business leaders and learn...

My New Favorite Email Greeting

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 05

A sign of the times: I just received an email from my alumni association with the greeting "Hope your winter is going uneventfully.." At first glance, this is a generic,...

College Grads Facing Worst Hiring Climate Since 2002

Posted by: Louis Lavelle on March 04

By Anne VanderMey You may have thought the job market for new college graduates was bad up until now. But it's about to get worse. A lot worse. And business...

Career Consultant Sheila Curran: "Graduate School Is Not The Answer"

Posted by: Lindsey Gerdes on March 03

Career consultant and former Duke University career services director Sheila Curran had some interesting things to say about the recent boom in graduate school applications, fueled in part by undergrads...

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