Summer News & Stories
Read up on a few interesting career-related news articles and stories that you might have missed during summer vacation. If you have any questions about these career-related topics, make an appointment with a career coach to discuss your ideas.
Posted: August 27, 2012
Summer 2012 Career-Related Articles
The following is a short collection of stories we read this summer and thought you'd find interesting. If one of these stories brings up a question or an idea about your career search, make an appointment with a career coach to discuss it. Call us at 512-471-7900 to make an appointment.
Forbes: Austin #2 City for Employment
Austin Business Journal: Austin’s Best Places to Work Winners & Austin #6 in Financial Sector Job Gains
Psychology Today: Experience Rules in Today's Job Market, Why Major in History & other great career blogs
Upstart Business Journal: Liberal Arts Hiring Trends
Edudemic.com: Job Outlook Infographic
The Dallas Morning News: America the Philosophical – This article discusses America's perception of philosophy majors and goes on to make an argument that America is in fact the most philosophical of countries but approaches their philosophy more casually, but just as vehemently as in years past. It may provide resources for helping Philosophy majors discuss their degree.
The Dallas Morning News: More Options, More Problems- This article alludes to some of the new decision science research while discussing the "Hesitation Generation" (or so they call it). The author discusses how options cripple decisions and well being over time. He tracks with some 20 somethings who would be marked as "highly successful" financially and in their careers, and briefly assesses their decision making behavior, raising questions about the value of committing to something and exposing some misunderstanding about choice-making and options-preserving.
CNN: The Death of the Resume
The Undercover Recruiter: How LinkedIn and Facebook can help you find a job