Category Archives: Design You

4 tips for recent grads who want to land their dream job and salary in 2019

Although the current economy favors job seekers, grads will still need to do everything they can to set themselves up for success.
CNBC careers reporter Courtney Connley suggests four things first-job seekers should do as they try to land their dream job in 2019. Read the full article here

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4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Making A Major Career Decision

Making a major career change can be a stressful process. There’s doubt and uncertainty, but there’s also anticipation and excitement. While it may not be the easiest process, there are ways to make yourself feel more certain in your decision. Read these four questions in a Forbes article by Ashira Prossack that can help you make an educated and well thought out decision, and relieve feelings of doubt.

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Is your resume modern or mired in the past?

Whether you are looking for a job or are feeling secure in your current position, you should always have a resume ready, just in case. The thing with resumes is that we often create one and leave it for years, only to add a new position now and then, but never to consider how modern and effective it is in telling our story. Read the suggestions by Hillel Fuld in the Chicago Tribune

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Expect and prepare for this job interview question

“Do you have any questions for me?” This question provides an effective way for an interviewer to identify whether you are genuinely interested in the position. You can use this opportunity to your advantage while gaining valuable insider perspectives. Here’s how. Read the full article

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What the Plumen 001 light bulb and career reinvention have in common

As far back as I can remember, my life and career have been influenced by something an industrial designer created. My Austin Healey “bug eyes” Sprite gave me my first high school taste of freedom and independence, my Silvertone 1448 electric guitar with an amplifier built into the case was my gateway into the world of rock & roll and my custom motorcycle fueled my ability to design a career path based on my passions.

 

If you look around, everything that surrounds you was created by an industrial designer and each design was the answer to a problem. And, design thinking itself has been the bedrock of my work with my career coaching clients: creating meaningful careers by design.  Continue reading What the Plumen 001 light bulb and career reinvention have in common