Friday, October 10, 2008

Job searches away from big cities

Another reason for people looking for work in academia to look beyond the larger centers and "big name" colleges: Searching and hiring away from the spotlight.

If you aren't sure how to look for work outside of the big centers, and can work anywhere, check out the post about working in a smaller city and my article on LISCareer about relocating to find work.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tax perks for students

This is for Canadians: there may be some tax benefits that you can claim, as a student, that you are unaware of--though, as graduate students, you may be experts at these. If you went out of town for a summer job, save your receipts for the move.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Think like a "pig", make more money?

This 60 Second Science podcast refers to a study that suggests that men who hold more traditional beliefs about male and female roles make more money. Since the snippet doesn't reveal what industry these men worked in, or what city they worked in--which also affects how much cash they make--you can guess that some of them are supporting Real Housewives.

But the women who were surveyed who tend to hold more traditional views, make $1,500 less than women with less traditional beliefs--again, without stating were they lived, worked and did their nails.

However, it does reinforce my belief that if you don't know how much you are worth, you don't know how much to ask for.