Monday, March 31, 2008

"Green Tech" column @

This month saw the start of my new "Green Tech" column for Here are links to my first 12 articles:

Who Built the Solar Car?

Build a Greener Web Site or Blog

LEDs: The Next Big Thing in Lights

Save Paper, Ink with Free Software

Can a TV Be "Eco"?

Recycle Those Electronics!

Green Your Cell Phone in One Easy Step

Cut Waste: Download Your Movies

Reduce Your Business Travel By Meeting Online

Honda Civic GX Tops List of Greenest Cars

Who Makes the Greenest Electronics?

Do You Know How Much Energy Your PC Is Using?

Extinction Blog: March 2008 news stories

Here's the latest news from the pages of Plenty magazine:

Endangered species: The new "blood diamonds"

Whale watch

Kenya: No tourism = no wildlife

The woes of the wandering wolverine

Six wins for endangered species

The economics of endangered species

Six losses for endangered species

Tiger populations plummet -- down 50% in 25 years

Study: Endangered chimps are no laughing matter

Reintroducing one of the world's rarest insects

The sad saga of the saiga

Fish recovery plan sets a precedent in Canada

CITES takes action against Nigeria's trade in endangered species

Group sues to protect 681 endangered species

China turns to "sexercise" to encourage panda breeding

Japan takes quick action to protect rare beetle

Wolves lose protected status today

Man meddles, nature suffers

Friday, March 7, 2008

What Makes Me Stand Out from the Crowd?

Excited to finally be graduating this spring? You're not alone. According to the U.S. Department of Education?s National Center for Education Statistics, you are just one of approximately 4.5 million students who will graduate from college this year and enter the work force.

That's a lot of competition, but don't let it get you down. The trick to standing out from the crowd is to recognize the qualities that make you who you are and showing them off to the world of hiring managers and your co-workers-to-be.

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Is "Entry Level" Code for "Salary Slavery"?

So you're entering the job force, and looking for an entry-level job to start your career off right. But that "entry level" thing scares you. You're worried: do those two words translate to "salary slave"?

No, they don't. At least, not if you don't let them.

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Graduating Seniors -- Plan Your Job-Hunting Timeline

Tick tock. The clock is counting down to your graduation ceremony, and then it's time for you to enter the so-called "real world." Are you ready?

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Use Keywords to Find the Best Entry-Level Jobs

Finding a job is, at times, a full-time job. At any given moment, there are probably hundreds of thousands of open job listings across the United States. Since very few are blatantly advertised as "entry-level" jobs, this creates a particular challenge for recent grads. How do you sort through them all to know which ones are for you?


I Don't Know Any Professionals! How Do I Network?

You've heard that old adage, "It's not what you know, but who you know." That's a simple way of saying that many people succeed based solely on the quality of the names in their address books. But while there is some truth to the adage, it leaves out many realities of job-hunting, especially for people first entering the job market.

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Working as a Woman in Engineering

While gender roles in technology still aren't equal, they are getting better every year, and there are more opportunities for women in engineering around the world than ever before.

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Six Paths to Continuing Your Engineering Education

Your education in engineering and technology doesn't end the day you get your diploma.

In fact, in order to stay competitive in your field, you will need to devote a great deal of time to updating your skills, learning the newest information in your industry, and staying up to date with the latest technological innovations and scientific breakthroughs.

Yes, education is going to be a part of your life for a long time to come.

Luckily, there are numerous paths you can take to continue your engineering education. Part one of this article covers college, online courses, and webinars. Part two will cover conferences, professional education, and local seminars.

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