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Donating to the Boston Marathon Victims

On Monday, April 15, 2013 my wife and I participated in the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. Runners and non runners both know how special and uplifting this event can be, and we were privileged to be able to run through that amazing city. As you know, there was a horrific and cowardly bombing […]

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Sales Lesson I Learned Raising Money for Charity

In 2012, I was on a team of friends and family that raised over $5,000 for Livestrong by running the Chicago Marathon. While I was worried about badgering people during the fundraising process, I learned a valuable lesson that applies to just about any sales pitch (and one more reason you should consider a job in […]

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Ben Franklin and the Stolen iPad

Photo: nathanmac87 As I mentioned in my last post, I recently traveled to Asia. From Shanghai we went on to Taiwan, where most of my wife’s family still lives. After some time in Taipei, we went to picturesque Hualien (which was amazingly beautiful, if you’re ever so inclined. Hualien easily stands up to the likes of […]

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My Recent Job Application, Part 4: Packaging and Spin

Photo:  Blinking Idiot This is the fourth and final post in the series about my recent job application. I’ve talked about how to beat the no experience problem and how totally rewriting my resume helped highlight the right experiences that got me the job. I ended the last post by saying that often the experience is there, we just […]

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My Recent Job Application, Part 3: The Resume

Photo: julesreyes This is part three in the series about my recent job application and how I got a job I wasn’t “qualified” for. In this post I’ll talk about resume writing and how we all have more experience than we think. For the job I recently got writing reviews of high-end men’s gear, they […]

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My Recent Job Application: Part 2

Photo:  Jack Keene I recently got a job as a contributor for a site* that, to put it simply, reviews men’s gear. Everything from clothes and tech gadgets to liquor and outdoor gear. I’m a huge fan of the site, and one day they posted an opening so I applied. I’ve talked about my gear […]

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My Recent Job Application

Photo:  Ed Yourdon By operating a job application tracking tool and writing a career blog, I get to explore many aspects of the job search. But even with all the interviews, research, and writing, it’s still easy to lose touch with the people on the ground – the job seekers in the trenches, applying for […]

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The Benefits of Challenges

Photo:  aspheric lens For the past few weeks I’ve been struggling with an injury. As I’ve mentioned here, here, and here, sports (especially running) are a big part of my life, so being injured really sucks. I’m a very active person and have maintained a consistent workout regimen for the last 15 years. This injury […]

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Revealing My Goals – Successes and Failures

Photo:  sandcastlematt Hello all! First of all, I apologize that it’s been so long since my last post. This is the longest hiatus I’ve allowed for a long time, so I hope you’ll forgive me if you came to the site a few times expecting new content only to be disappointed. I had some significant […]

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Never Stop Exploring

Photo: bass_nroll Confession:  I secretly want to start a gear blog.  I have an unhealthy obsession with gear – any kind of gear, though I’m partial to outdoors gear.  Backpacks, jackets, boots, hardware like knives, GPS units, headlamps, running shoes – just about any kind of outdoor gear has me interested.  I recently discovered the […]

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