Monthly Archives: December 2007

How to Get a Raise Out of Your Year-End Evaluation

The New York Times has a great article about how to turn your work evaluation into better pay.  Now that’s a Happy New Year!

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The Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations, sponsered by Princeton University, is looking for students in grades 9-12 who “are doing outstanding work in their schools and communities to advance the cause of race relations.  Each year Princeton alumni volunteers in several regions across the United States invite these students to apply for a $1000 cash award.  This year the Princeton Prize will be offered in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinatti, Dallas, Essex/Hudson County New Jersey, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Northwestern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Princeton, Rochester, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and the state of Connecticut.” 

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2008.  Check out the website for application forms, brochures and other materials. 

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Boomer Careers

Are you over 40?  Looking for a job?  Check out Boomer Careers from the State of Tennessee.  They provide guidance, information, and referrals about all aspects of employment for the Baby Boom Generation.

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Non-Profit Job Search Engine

JOB SEEKERS!  Opportunity Knocks is a leading national nonprofit job site utilized by over 16,000 nonprofit employers.  The site free job seeker services and resources to aid in personal career development, Opportunity Knocks makes finding and starting a career easy.  Check out www.opportunityknocks.org to learn more about what is available for you!

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Job Search Engine for MPA’s

Are you a student or graduate of Public Administration?  On July 27, 2006,  APPAM, ASPA and NASPAA created PublicServiceCareers.org .  The site hosts an employment listing site as well as other resources for individuals interested in the profession.

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Tuition-Free Colleges

BusinessWeek did this story on tuition-free colleges.  The article is pretty interesting, but you can always skip to the list of schools.

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Overseas Job Searching

If you’re interested in working outside the US, you might check out Careerjet, a UK-based search engine that lists jobs around the world.  Also, don’t forget to look at the library’s internships page, which lists sites that offer short-term opportunities abroad.  And, you’ll definitely want to check out the Jobs Abroad website!

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Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

The Sallie Mae Fund supports hundreds of scholarships each year within several scholarship programs.  (For the 2007–2008 academic year, $2.5 million in college scholarships were awarded to more then 1,000 students nationwide.)  They also have Black College Dollars, a free scholarship search created for African-American students.  Take a look!

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Job Searching During the Holidays?

Wondering if it is worth the effort of continuing your job search during the holidays?  So was another jobseeker, who submitted the question to Brian at the TheJobBored.  Check out what he had to say about it.

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