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Hustle Vs Talent – Which Reigns Victorious for Energy Job Seekers?

June 27, 2011

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Gary Vaynerchuk is one of my new-found heroes this year. For those of you who may not know who Gary is, he is the king of hustle (in my book). He’s a wine guy and business guru. Although there’s nothing special about where he does his work or what he does specifically, there is something […]

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4 Ways to Ensure a Remarkable Career Coaching Experience

June 23, 2011

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Career coaching services are gaining popularity these days, what with all the doom and gloom of a crashing economy and all. Some people may equate career coaching to job therapy but it’s so much more than that. Career coaches can help you to spiff up your resume, increase the effectiveness of your job hunt, help […]

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3 Things Energy Job Seekers Fail at With Social Media Networking

June 20, 2011

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“Professional networking” often leaves a sour taste in one’s mouth. The schmoozing, the hand shaking, the business card exchanges – it can seem so pompous and fake. Take for example, this totally awesome ‘Kids in the Hall’ sketch about some networking businessmen. Who in their right mind would actually want to do something like that? […]

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Energy Job Watch Wednesday: Utility Jobs Resource

June 8, 2011

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Hey there, Energy Job Hunters. It’s that time of the week again – Energy Job Watch Wednesday! Due to my inability to keep the days straight last week and completely missing EJWW, I come to you this week with a bunch of helpful resources all in one place. Most aspiring energy careerists today are pretty […]

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Ask The Audience: How Do We Combat the Aging of the Energy Industry?

June 6, 2011

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The average energy professional in the workforce right now is over 50 years old. Over half of the workforce is within 5-10 years of retirement. The industry’s job market is expected to triple in the next 10 years.  With these three statements in mind, it looks like the energy industry is going to be experiencing […]

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Energy Job Hunters: Not Sure How to Break into the Industry?

May 24, 2011

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I know it can be tough to break into a growing niche field when you don’t know much about the industry and you don’t anyone who’s already been-there, done-that. Rest easy, energy grasshopper. You *do* know someone who’s done it. And I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned from my experiences. Yesterday, I was […]

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5 Tips for Talking To Anyone About Anything

May 19, 2011

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I talk. A LOT. I write a lot about talking to people and developing solid relationships in our day to day lives at work. For me, this is important because I have to talk to new customers and the contractors that serve those customers. I personally love this and thrive on it completely. I could […]

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Energy Job Hunters: [FREE] Webinar Series at YouTern – Get Noticed in an Ocean of Applicants

May 10, 2011

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There is some magic happening over at YouTern, the ultimate internship destination, in the coming weeks and if you’re looking for a job (or internship) – I suggest you be there. Three amazing career/life coaches have joined forces to offer an awesome (FREE) webinar series for job/internship hunters. Perhaps you’ve just graduated and you’re out […]

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Happy Mother’s Day: My Mom Has No Idea What I Do For a Living

May 8, 2011

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Even though she doesn’t know what a CFL is (in case you’re in the same boat, that’s a compact fluorescent light bulb – “the curly cue kind that save energy”, as she calls them), my mom has always been the biggest fan of my energy career. My mom has no idea what I do. She […]

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Energy Job Seekers: Don’t Go Back to School – Educate Yourself

May 4, 2011

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The thought of continuing education in this economic climate can be hard be to swallow if your idea of education is limited to the classroom. Monumental student loans, cost vs benefit of traditional education routes, and tough financial times are all discouraging to job-seekers. But education is important – it shows your knowledge base is […]

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