Author: Joe

Smartphones and Social Media Vol. 2 – LinkedIn

This post is a continuation of a short series of posts that detail how the world of social media and your “career toolbox” have merged together on the Smartphone. In the first edition in this series, I spoke at length…

Smartphones and Social Media

Doesn’t it seem like everyone has a Smartphone these days? I see people using their Smartphone walking around the SJSU campus, at the movies, or even the gym. It seems like everyone is on one. But, what are they doing on…

Interests Equals Passion Equals Success

When you hear some of the best and brightest speak about what they do and how they got there, they use the word “passion” quite often. It makes sense, right?  Most of the really successful people sacrificed a lot, put…

Turn Stress into Success

In the last few weeks, I have seen some pretty stressed students. Typically, these students have been looking for work for some time. Most career counselors are accustomed to seeing people only when something is wrong, so it’s natural to…

Branding Lessons from the 2010 World Cup

The 2010 World Cup has brought a lot of attention to the game of soccer. Increased media coverage and a strong performance by the United States has brought an influx of new fans to the game. With so much attention focused…

Will Recruiters Soon Be Mayors of Foursquare?

Foursquare, the increasingly popular location based social networking site, was recently named one of TIME.com’s 50 worst inventions. Your reaction to this probably comes close to one of the following: A). You nod yes in agreement with TIME.com B). You…

How You Decline a Job Offer Matters, Too

Maybe you did your homework, identified organizations that are strong matches, and have even been offered a job. But maybe you have been offered more than one job. What do you do? Over the last few months, I have noticed more…

Is Career Luck Really Random?

Do you feel like luck never seems to go your way? Do you have that friend that you are secretly jealous of because they seem to fall into that dream job, or they seem to always find a way to…