Monthly Archives: May 2008

Tips on Getting a Summer Job

There have been a lot of questions lately about how teens can find summer jobs, so here are a few sites offering suggestions:  Fortune’s Ask Annie column tackles the summer job search in this column.  QuintCareers has this great article with tips on where to look for summer jobs.  Or, check out TeensHealth’s Guide to Finding a Summer Job or Internship.

Good luck!


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Have you been put on the waitlist for your top-choice school?  Check out this article from Time that gives some great tips for getting off the waitlist.  The #1 rule: Make sure you go ahead and commit to one of the schools that accepts you.  You don’t want to leave yourself without any options come fall. 

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But a tattoo is my freedom of expression!

One of the things I mention in each of my workshops on preparing for a job is the issue of tattoos.  From teenagers on up, it seems everyone has a tattoo.  I am a bit old fashioned when it comes to the job search and it seems that I am not alone.  Robert DiGiacomo writes about tattoos as well.  You can read the article here.  Tattoos are a distraction, and may not be as “cool” as you think with your employer.  To be on the safe side, cover your tattoos when applying and interviewing for jobs.  Once in the job, you can measure the attitudes of the staff regarding tattoos.

As you climb the ladder in your career, you may reflect on that impulse of placing your tattoo in a very visible place.  Think of the future when deciding where you want your tattoo.

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Best Employers in Tennessee

BusinessTN, a state business publication, has just released its annual list of the best employers in the state.  You can see the current issue of this magazine in the Small Business Center on the 3rd floor of the Central Library, but you can view past lists on their website.

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Is it Time to Move for More Money?

One’s salary can be vastly different from one region to the next.  Check out this Salary Calculator to find our what your salary would be in a different location.  Remember, the cost of living  could be higher or lower.

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