Topic: Career

Find the “Hidden Jobs”

Find the “Hidden Jobs”

Networking, research pays off in hard times

Even in the darkest moments of an economic downturn, good jobs are available for qualified candidates. These positions may not be widely advertised. In fact, employers do not want...

Summer 2009

Myths Can Sabotage Your Job Search

Myths Can Sabotage Your Job Search

Break some rules to sell your strengths

A job search in a tight market is perhaps the best place to break some of the rules you have learned. To set yourself apart from the competition, you...

Spring 2009

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Flextime, telecommuting gain popularity

Businesses are examining innovative ways to increase production and satisfy employees.

Winter 2008

Weak Economy?

Weak Economy?

Put a positive spin on a downturn with solid planning

Identifying options and setting realistic goals should be a regular exercise for every professional, no matter where you are in your career.

When the marketplace tightens, however,...

Summer 2008

Fortune Smiles on Alumna

Fortune Smiles on Alumna

In its Jan. 21 philanthropy-focused issue, Fortune magazine listed Jacqueline Novogratz (Col ’83) among those who “have the power, drive, and business acumen to really make a difference.”...

Spring 2008

Just Did It

Just Did It

How I created a new product

It all started because I couldn’t keep my shirt tucked in. Although my kids told me that the untucked look was stylish, I still wanted a little...

Winter 2007

Selling Your Skills

Selling Your Skills

Well-planned interview key to landing job offer

A well-constructed resumé and cover letter, together with targeted networking and meticulous follow-up, can open doors for a job interview. But how you handle the interview is the...

Winter 2007

Tips from Alumni Career Services

Tips from Alumni Career Services

Transitioning from staff member to manager

A promotion into a supervisory position presents a new set of challenges. You are now responsible for your own productivity and that of your staff. Here are some tips...

Fall 2007

Bridging Generation Gaps

Bridging Generation Gaps

Depending on when they were born, today’s workers can be vastly different

For the first time in history, there are four different generations in the U.S. workplace—each shaped and defined by specific perspectives, values, attitudes toward work and...

Summer 2007

Planning Your “Bonus Years”

Planning Your “Bonus Years”

Wherever you are on your career path, you have the opportunity to begin planning for a “retirement career” that will become the ultimate goal and capstone of your work life.

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Griddle Me This

Griddle Me This

For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.