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After the Job Interview, Waiting for the Job Offer

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

No matter what, until you are holding the job offer you want in your hand (right title, right salary, right starting date, etc.), don't stop looking. As the old saying goes, it ain't over 'til it's over.

Nadia G Wants You to 'Bite This' and Tells You Why Her 'Bra Don't Fit No More'

Sarah Toce | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Toce

Bite This takes fans on a journey into some of the best kitchens in America, and not all of them are run by famous chefs with lots of cash and fame.

Talking with the Press

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Too many talented arts executives - whose organizations have achieved a great deal under their leadership - fail to promote their organizations succes...

Four Essential Skills to Develop in Your First Job

Erika Mark | Posted 07.10.2014 | College
Erika Mark

It is important to recognize that these experiences are much more than just a way to pay the rent; they are great opportunities to build an arsenal of tools that will support you through your entire career.

Cora Carmack Talks About Real-Life Romance and Writing New Adult Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Raised in a small Texas town, she now splits her time between Austin, TX and New York City and spends her days writing, traveling, and marathoning various television shows on Netflix.

Doing vs. Thinking: Valuable PhD Transferable Skills

Sabine Kobayter | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Sabine Kobayter

PhD graduates come in different shapes and sizes; those passionate about an academic career, and those that are not. As it becomes clear that an academic career is not the ultimate goal - panic, dread and feelings of lack of accomplishment may start to reign.

10 Important Details Interviewers Notice

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Your interviewer is making judgments based on what they see throughout the interview. It's your responsibility to minimize negative distractions and let your skills and personality shine.

An Interview With Jewish Artificial Intelligence, Eugene Goostman

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.24.2014 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

When I went to Eugene's website to test out his chops, Eugene asked me where I was from, and I replied "New York." He then -- implying that I was being self-involved -- asked if I wanted to know where he was from.

Brian Allen Carr on Beverly Cleary, Magic, Fatherhood and the Last Horror Novel in the History of the World

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Brian Allen Carr lives in the Rio Grande Valley. His short fiction has appeared in Ninth Letter, Boulevard, Hobart, McSweeney's Small Chair, The Texas...

There's a Barracuda in the Attic with Kipp Friedman

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Kipp Friedman is the youngest son of writer Bruce Jay Friedman. A native New Yorker, Kipp holds B.A.s in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

3 Lessons I Have Learned Since Graduating

Julia Neumer | Posted 06.09.2014 | College
Julia Neumer

Leaving school for the real world can be a daunting prospect, and for good reason. However, this is an incredible time in your life, with the opportunity to begin a new career and get started building your resume as a professional. Be confident in yourself and your abilities, and there is no stopping you.

The 5 Best Things to Say on a Date

Jamie Silverman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

People like to hear themselves talk. So giving your date (or interviewer) the chance to speak -- and actually listening to what they have to say -- is always a good idea. I'm serious. Try it sometime.

Early Gay Literature Rediscovered

Trebor Healey | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Trebor Healey

Specializing in gay titles, gothic and horror novels, as well as literary fiction, they founded Valancourt Books in 2005 to restore many of these works to a new generations of readers. It's an impressive and fascinating list. I got so lost in it, and had so much fun looking around at all the great books I've never even heard of, I just had to interview these guys.

The Titli Interviews: Yash Raj Films' Avtar Panesar in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

When you put together two Indian cinema heavyweights like Dibakar Banerjee Productions and Yash Raj Films, you can't help but have a winning film.

Office Barbie

Shannon Oliver | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Oversharing and "vaguebooking" are commonly discussed Facebook faux pas, but how about statuses that actually harm the reputation of your entire gender? Some of them might seem harmless to the naked eye but can be legitimately detrimental to society.

Astonished: An Interview With Beverly Donofrio

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"You can choose the way you think of the upsets; you can look for ways the pain can help you grow."

Don't Start Me Talkin' with Tom Williams

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tom Williams is the author of Don't Start Me Talkin', a novel from Curbside Splendor.

Parks & Recreation Star Talks Season Finale, Michelle Obama, and What Chris Pratt Looks Like Naked

H. Alan Scott | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
H. Alan Scott

I spoke with Parks & Rec's Jim O'Heir, who plays Terry, or Jerry -- no, Terry -- I can't keep up. Anyway, we chatted about the season finale, spoilers coming up next season, and what Chris Pratt looks like naked (I asked for pics, still waiting for them).

The Pre-Interview Job Research You Can't Afford to Ignore

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Being prepared for the job interview demonstrates to the employer that the job seeker is genuinely interested in the job. And, that preparation is often viewed by the employer as an example of the job seeker's work.

What's Wrong With Meet The Press

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.21.2014 | Media
Chris Weigant

There is absolutely no danger of Meet The Press being cancelled. The show will go on. Sooner or later, though -- after exhausting all possible format gimmicks -- the higher-ups at NBC may finally realize they chose the wrong guy to host it when Russert died.

10 Reasons They Haven't Contacted You After a Job Interview

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

You had job interviews at a place you'd like to work. The interviews seemed to go well. Maybe one of the interviewers said they looked forward to working with you. But, not a word from them since then.

Interview With Christina Baker Kline: #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Orphan Train

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Are you a survivor? "I actually prefer the term 'veteran.' I am a veteran of trauma and many other things."

Professional Exploring, Social Media and No Excuses: Interview With JD Andrews

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Laura Cococcia

One person who has left the excuses behind? Professional explorer JD Andrews. He's been around the globe several times, amassing an incredible knowledge base.

7 Job Interview Dos and Don'ts for the Class of 2014

Amanda Augustine | Posted 06.07.2014 | College
Amanda Augustine

While a college education is a very valuable tool and an amazing experience, it doesn't always prepare you for the job-search process. My ultimate goal is to change that over time.

Over the Pond We Go: Fiction Writer Paul McVeigh Talks Plotting

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Paul McVeigh has written plays that have toured the UK and Ireland as well as comedy for stand-ups, including shows in London's West End and the Edinb...