10 questions to ask the person who interviewed you.

10 questions to ask the person who interviewed you.

  1. Can you tell me how you got to this position?
  2. What do you like most about what you do?
  3. What would you change if you could?
  4. What are similar types of jobs that exist where you work and in the industry in general?
  5. What are some of the biggest challenges facing your company and your industry today?
  6. Are there any professional or trade associations I should connect with?
  7. What do you read — in print and online — to keep up with developments in your field?
  8. How do you see your industry changing in the next 10 years?
  9. What’s a typical day like for you?
  10. Who can you think of that I should pester next?

After the interview, make sure to follow up. If you said you’d send an article, contact someone or do something, make sure to do what you said you would. If you want to continue the relationship, figure out how to stay in touch. If there was no chemistry, move on.

Job Boards

There are 100’s of job boards.

Some of them are flavored to a specific area of employment. When I graduated college, I joined a health care job board at www.healthjobsusa.com

I have checked my account there many times and it was active for over six years. (If you click on it now you will get the dreaded “The Webpage Can’t Be Found 404 error”).

Be careful though, even on active sites. Many predatory job boards assume that you are not working and they will try to convince you that the problem is that you don’t have enough education.  Some job boards are sponsored by schools that will try to convince you that you need more schooling before you will ever get a job. This may or may not be true in your case.

Once you do select a few job boards to join, you should visit each one at least once a week to generate  a little momentum.  Don’t trivialize the importance of the book work needed to keep your job search effort “like a job.”

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The original job board was acquired by another company, but my account transferred over automatically for six years. Then the link died.

Be careful.


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Tutor Tutorial

I volunteered as a tutor for a non-profit company a few years ago.  The job description included obedience to a 15 page paper handout of tutorial standards from a book by Marian Arkin.

Marian’s book is still available:tutor600

Her book is available from www.amazon.com  for a penny. In view of recent postings about anecdotal advice, and the market value of the originally copyrighted documents, I hereby posses and profess the ideas about “tutors” and “tutees” that Marian wrote about.


Ryan Dube: The Art of Creating a Successful Blog

The following link has some solid ideas about blogging:


…from the article:

Ryan Dube,” So, I turned to a passion that I’ve had since I was just a kid – writing. I’ve always had an overwhelming love for the written word, and the joy created by a well-crafted sentence. At the time in 2006, I didn’t think it was possible to really earn anything by writing, but I started doing it online just for the joy of it. I loved crafting articles, and if I could earn a few pennies in the process, all the better.”

Ryan Dube,” What this feedback from Joshua made clear is that there is a lot to be said for how much investment you have up front when starting a blog. While there are lots of things that can lead to success – like a great editorial team, brilliant content ideas and a beautiful layout – ultimately the principle of “money talks” still holds true in the world of blogging.

At the very least, it can dramatically improve your odds of success in a shorter period of time.”