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Stephen Dolinich's Blog – December 2009 Archive (3)

’Best Job’ winner stung by dangerous jellyfish

ADELAIDE, Australia — Trouble struck paradise this week when a British man who has the "Best Job in the World" as the caretaker of a tropical Australian island was stung by a potentially lethal jellyfish.

Ben Southall — who won a contest to blog for six months about life on Australia’s Hamilton Island to promote tourism — wrote Tuesday that he was lucky to have survived his brush with the extremely venomous Irukandji jellyfish.

Earlier this week, Southall was getting off a… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 31, 2009 at 10:22am — No Comments

Finding the right summer job is a full-time job

The school year is now in full swing, and you are most likely juggling classes, jobs and other school activities and not thinking about your summer job search, summer internships, interviews and resume preparation. In most cases, this is true for students at the beginning of every school year. However, if I was to survey summer job seekers from the following summer, my feeling is they would change one word in this statement. Instead of “thinking” about their summer job preparation activities,… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 29, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Networking tips for finding a job on Block Island, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket

Networking strategies range from basic to sophisticated. Here are some general ideas on effective networking techniques:

-Initiate contacts for the sole purpose of networking. Do not just wait to bump into people. The best career self-managers always look to expand their contacts.

-Develop a networking list. Make contact with each person on the list. Add names of people you meet or to whom you are referred. Update the list regularly.

-Set networking goals. Write… Continue

Added by Stephen Dolinich on December 22, 2009 at 3:28pm — No Comments

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