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Finding a Job Sucks: Are Networking Groups Useful?

I’ll tell you straight up—I don’t find networking groups or events to be that great. As an introvert, I find networking event pretty terrifying. I think I’d rather gouge my eyes out than go to a networking event. Okay, maybe not that bad, but close enough. People tout networking as the answer to the unemployment …

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Finding a Job Sucks: Is an Aspiring Freelancer Fit for Office Life?

My answer to this question is: no.  There’s a reason you fled office life and cubicle hell. There’s a reason you eschew office politics, group think, and fake camaraderie. You have a different vision for your life. One that includes creativity, freedom of thought, meaningful interpersonal interactions, and quality work that fulfills your soul. You …

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Finding a Job Sucks: The Dreary Haven for Children

I wish I knew where to begin with this episode. This job seemed so promising. Haven House Services was looking for a marketing/communications/development somebody or other to join their team in downtown Raleigh.  The pay was only $18/hour part-time. But I was desperate and thought I stood a chance with my background in development and …

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Finding a Job Sucks: Community College English Instructor

Returning to my English Roots Somewhere along the way of my job search, I thought about why I was failing at getting an office job. I think, subconsciously, I didn’t (and still don’t) want another office job. Though I would argue that office-type jobs offer more stability and usually more benefits, I’ve already done that …

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