Carnival of Careers #1

Welcome to the June 2, 2008 edition of carnival of careers! This is the inaugural edition, and the first of many to come! Considering all of the articles are about work and jobs and careers, I thought I’d add in a few pictures and facts about some of the most popular beach/seaside destinations in the world.

First, the editor’s picks:

squawkfox presents How to Choose a New Career posted at squawkfox. Part of a five-part series, this article can help you kick-start your career planning.

Erek Ostrowski presents Manifesting a Job You Actually Want (Step Two) posted at Verve Coaching. The second step in manifesting a job you actually want is to create a conversation “for” what you want in a job (here’s the first step).

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Cancun, Mexico: There are about 140 hotels in Cancún with more than 24,000 rooms and 380 restaurants. Four million visitors arrive each year in an average of 190 flights daily. The Hotel Zone of Cancun is shaped like a 7 with bridges on each end connecting to the mainland. Hotels on the vertical or long side of the 7 tend to have rougher beaches and beach erosion can be a problem. Resorts on the horizontal or short end of the seven tend to have more gentle surf because the waves here are blocked by the island of Isla Mujeres which lies just off shore. The Hotel Zone offers a broad range of accommodations, ranging from relatively inexpensive motel-style facilities in the older section closest to the mainland, to high-priced luxury hotels in the later sections. (read more)


Sheila Danzig presents Start Your Nursing Career Today posted at Degree Talk Blog.

Praveen presents 10 Businesses You Can Run in Your Pajamas posted at My Simple Trading System.

David Cassell presents A Better Way To Destroy The GMAT posted at

Skyler Reep presents I Will “Lose” Your Résumé posted at Skyler Reep’s Blog: “I am an interviewer. I receive hundreds of résumés per year, and I make dozens of interviews. With this qualification in mind, believe me when I tell you everything you have heard about writing a résumé is wrong.”

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St. Thomas. Part of the island looks very much like the countryside of France, with cattle grazing in green fields. And west of downtown there even is a place called Frenchtown. Whether you stop atop a mountain or along the shore, be sure to sample one of our tropical drinks made with the exotic island alcohol, rum (pronounced “room”).

career advice

Metaliphe presents Are you overworked and underpaid but love your job? posted at Chandra Unplugged – No nonsense, Straight-up blogging from a Life Coach: Learn how to create the job you love and get paid well for what you love to do.”

Sagar presents Twitter for Librarians: The Ultimate Guide posted at College@Home.

deepali presents man is by nature a political animal posted at Paradigm Shifted.

Writers Coin presents Degrees are Important, but not THAT Important posted at The Writer’s Coin: “Education degrees can open doors, but not using your skills wisely can shut them”

career finance

Jim presents Introducing the College Grad Money Guide posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

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South Beach is the section of Miami Beach, Florida that encompasses the southernmost 23 blocks of an island separating the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. This area was the first section of Miami Beach to be developed, starting in the 1910s, thanks to the development efforts of Carl G. Fisher, the Lummus Brothers, John S. Collins, and others. The area has gone through numerous man-made and natural changes over the years, including a booming regional economy, increased tourism, and the 1926 hurricane that destroyed much of the area. (read more)

career management

Anna Farmery presents Why are you searching for perfection? posted at The Engaging Brand.

Andy presents Results from 2008 IT Salary Survey posted at Saving to Invest.

Cash Money Life presents No, I Won’t Accept Your Counter Offer posted at Cash Money Life,: why accepting a counter-offer might not be the best idea.

Alan K Rudi presents Critical Thinking Skills for Success in Business and Life posted at Successful Business Leadership.

Dorian Wales presents How to Fortify Your Job: 10 valuable (and challenging) Tips posted at The Personal Financier: 10 invaluable skills which are even more crucial today.

Jessica Donnovan presents Business Ethics – Speaking Up or Keeping Silent? posted at Sensible Self-Improvement.

Danogo presents Exploring Medical Animation As A Career posted at – Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, “Even artistic types can have a career in the medical field”

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Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. The island had a population of 178,133 inhabitants according to the August 2007 census.[1] This makes it the most populated island of French Polynesia, with 68.6% of the total population. The capital is Papeete, on the northwest coast. Tahiti has also been historically known as O’tahiti. (read more)

work-life balance

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Health Business Grows With Research and Demand posted at SharpBrains, saying, “An in-depth look into the “brain training” field and future directions.”

David B. Bohl presents Secrets of Successful Managers on How to Budget Your Time posted at Slow Down Fast Today!: What do Jim Donald, Susan Lyne, and Bill Gates have in common?


That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of carnival of careers using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our here.

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10 Replies to “Carnival of Careers #1”

  1. Good start!
    When you say “career” is entrepreneurship in the picture? If so, I’d love to submit posts from my Interview With Successful Entrepreneurs series. I’ve done 8 so far, and it always turn out great.


  2. The first Carnival of Careers is a HUGE SUCCESS! Way to go Steve! Starting this carnival is a brilliant idea and obviously fills a needed and popular niche.

    Thank you so much for including my post as an Editor’s Pick! Congratulations once again on such a successful inaugural carnival!

  3. Thanks for including my post on the 2008 IT salary survey in the inaugural edition of this carnival. Pretty decent turn out for the first one.

  4. Thanks everyone! The next Carnival will come out next Monday (with a submission deadline this Friday) so I hope we can keep growing it!

    And Akemi, of course entrepreneurialism would qualify – it’s a career, too!

  5. Great topic, well presented, and awesome pics! 😉

    I’m looking forward to each edition. 🙂

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