Category Archives: workplace

Interview Questions: Caroline G, University of Limerick Student

A while back, I got a request from a student at the University of Limerick (Ireland) who wanted to interview me for her class. The magic of Zoom allowed this to happen. We were constrained by a time limit, so … Continue reading

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Contracting Realities

I do my best to share the less-than-ideal side of freelancing on this blog so you aren’t caught off guard when unfortunate things happen. This past month, I learned that one of my customers would not be renewing their contract. … Continue reading

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Are You a Luxury or a Necessity?

This question came up in the process of writing the work-in-progress book, tentatively titled, An English Major on Mars. I’ve encountered this issue while writing the book and during some of my job hunts. A lot of it, as my friend … Continue reading

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Accounting for Current Events in Your Work

I realize there’s a war on. For those facing war’s desolation, may you find safety or, if needed, the strength to fight. This post is not address to you, alas (my advice would be nearly useless to you). I will … Continue reading

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Last In, First Out, Supply & Demand, and Other Business Realities

I’ve got a couple of short-subject topics today, neither of which I have a whole lot to say about, but the two together might help you understand some of the reasoning behind why the job market is what it is.

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