The Time I Interviewed For A Job At JetBlue

So it happened.  A little over a year ago.  I had a couple of on-site interviews for a job at JetBlue.  Given my intense love of JetBlue and my well known relationship with the airline as a customer, I decided against sharing it widely at the time, but it was a learning experience and one that I knew I would ultimately want to share.  Can you really say you’re surprised? 🙂 JetBlue recently announced a program that will help some of its crew members attain college degrees.  The job for which I interviewed… Read More

Remembering the Wisdom of Steve Jobs on His Birthday

When I’m working at my desk, Steve Jobs watches over me.  He reminds me to keep things simple and strive for excellence.  Since today he would have turned 60 years old, I wanted to share a few of the quotes from him that remind me to stay hungry and foolish.

Top Tips from #SAchat on Preparing Your Resume for a #StudentAffairs #SAsearch

The Student Affairs Collective hosted an excellent Twitter Chat (#SAChat) on resumes last summer.  Many of the tweets echoed the advice and thoughts that I’ve encountered in my teaching of Higher Education Masters students.  Below you’ll find a curated list of what I consider to be some of the “best tips” and thoughts.  You can also read a full transcript of the morning and afternoon chats on this topic.  If you want to participate in future #SAChat Twitter chats, head over to their website. Q1: What do you hope to accomplish/convey w/ your… Read More

Stupid Resume Advice [REBLOG]

 paulgordonbrown: Once a month I re-blog a post that I find interesting and want to highlight.  This post comes from Patrick Love.  It’s a great reminder for the experienced job searcher and a great crash course for the new one.  It has some not-so-standard advice you might hear about your resume. Originally posted on Patrick Love’s Life: I love writing resumes. I love helping people write resumes. I love the fact that we are challenged to be creative and distinctive within an exceptionally constrained format. Not surprisingly then, I have thought a lot about resumes… Read More

How to create a visual resume… and stand out to employers

Tweet I’ve been searching for a one year part-time job while I finish off my dissertation (HINT, HINT) and I quickly came to the realization that I needed something to make me stand out.  For the past couple of years I’ve been encouraging the students I teach in the Higher Education master’s programs at Boston College and Merrimack College to create their own digital presence.  I have done it with this website and it has produced many dividends and opportunities for me.  Wanting to take some next steps, I designed a “visual… Read More