Monthly Archives: April 2011

Filling knowledge gaps through training

My most recent position involved Web application management and Web content management inside the firewall: intranets, an internal WordPress blog, a MediaWiki installation, and SharePoint governance and site collection management. My previous positions were Marketing Communications positions, including writing and … Continue reading

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Government assistance for dislocated workers

When my position was eliminated, my Boston-based company provided me with very basic information about how to apply for unemployment benefits in Minnesota. My sister-in-law, who works for the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), put me in touch … Continue reading

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Random observations on the job search

These are just some random notes about aspects of my job search. I enjoy networking at the job search groups I go to, classes I take, etc. It gets me the human contact I no longer have through the workplace. … Continue reading

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Heartworm protection for cats

I have two cats, and will blog about them periodically. Coco Bear is 12, and Calypso is 2. They both spend a large amount of time in an outdoor enclosure spring through fall. This enclosure is screened, but definitely not … Continue reading

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Since I last wrote I’ve been on a journey of exploration. I started my outplacement service, and the first step is completing a number of inventories of skills, interests and values, with particular emphasis on the Birkman Method. I had … Continue reading

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