Search Action Plan



Field Your Position

The Little League in Georgia selected my six-year-old godson to play in the All-Star team, and I was excited to attend the final game. Not only did the coach ensure each child had a turn to bat, but he also allowed each child to man a different position on the field throughout the course of the...


Thomas Patrick

How to not waste valuable job search time

Hello Everyone! This time we're going to take a look at three foundational principles that will keep you organized and focused on your job search. Anyone who has read my blogs for a long time knows that I am a firm believer in not spinning your wheels. Spinning your wheels causes anxiety, ...


Thomas Patrick

If they can't find you, they can't hire you.

Hello Everyone! Our topic this time is how to avoid making the hiring authority think you are an unreliable flake. If you give that impression, all the latest fads in job search won't help you. Job search is difficult enough, without putting roadblocks in your own way. You have to remember...

Donna Kridelbaugh


What is National Mentoring Month?

January is National Mentoring Month, which was founded by the Harvard School of Public Health. The National Mentoring Partnership was conceived to raise awareness about mentoring programs, and to recruit people to serve as role models for youth in their communities. Mentors make a positive impact on...



Dealing with recruiters when you are not looking for a job (right now)...

People are generally very happy to work with recruiters during their job search, but less happy to take a recruiter call when they are not looking for a job. While it can be very annoying and awkward to be solicited at work for another job, many times, this is the only phone number a recruiter ...



Searching for our career north: The Process

An introduction to the processA common challenge for professionals is the situation where you having a good sense of the field you want to work in, but lacking clarity in what exactly we want to do in this field or how to get there. 



Searching for our career north: The Process - Step 1: Self assessment

In the introduction to this series, I mentioned that we need to understand the reality of the process of achieving our career goals.  We also need to assess our strengths and weaknesses.  We need to think about why we are chasing this goal and why it is important to us.  When you are ...


Thomas Patrick

My New Year’s Message To You

The dreamer believes the road will someday get easier.The doubter wonders what disasters are waiting down the road.The doer never takes their foot off the gas pedal. Hello Everyone! This is that magical time of year when everyone focuses on the idea of new things, and fresh starts. Th...

Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo


The danger of a comfortable job

For most of us, finding a job after we graduate is our main goal. 

Isaiah Hankel


5 Reasons PhDs Are Valued More Than Other Job Candidates

The idea that getting a PhD is going to hurt your chances of getting a non-academic job is a misconception. In fact, most PhDs go on to get non-academic jobs and most get paid more than non-PhDs in the same position.