Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Anxious Before Job Interview: Good!

Although the evidence discussed in this work isn't directly relevant it does suggest that feeling some anxiety prior to attending a job interview might improve your performance in it. Tell youself, "I'm excited" rather than trying to calm yourself.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Where the Jobs Are for New Economics PhDs

According to Chris Auld (Associate Professor, University of Victoria) the number of vacancies for new PhDs in economics from 2009 to 2013 increased from about 200 to 350. He based his estimates on job listings from the American Economics Association 'Job Openings for Economists' spreadsheets for the months of October for these years. He offers a breakdown indicating which specialities are more in demand; I won't pretend to understand what any of them might be. If you're interested at all in advanced studies in this field you might wish to look here.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Website gets man a job

I would say that this is a bit of a rare occurrence. After all, there are many millions of websites and you need to be very lucky to be noticed. Another factor to bear in mind is that your sense of humour may differ from those of many employers. Still Witty website lands unemployed designer a job, and you never know.