Entries by Karen Litzinger

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Don’t Quarantine Your Career – Video Version

I wrote an article early in the pandemic about suggestions on how to take action even when you think there isn’t much you can do during difficult economic times. I was pleased to present a mini-program about this at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Career Expo on August 20. Whether you are unemployed or simply unhappy in […]

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Pandemic Work Wonderings

I wait and wonder                For those who are furloughed                Will I go back? Should I look?                How I ache for the familiar that I took for granted                Even the parts I hated. I wait and wonder                For those whose jobs may be insecure                Am I next?                In the […]

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Virtual Job Fair Tips

Register and Research: Register early to have the greatest access to materials. Research whether it is on-line written chat or video chat. Research employers, identify your top 5, take notes to use in interactions. Technology Tips: Review any written or video tips about the platform and event. Test your technology equipment. If video fair, have […]

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Help for High School Students and Parents

“The 6-year graduation rate for first-time, full-time undergraduate students who began seeking a bachelor’s degree at 4-year degree-granting institutions in fall 2011 overall was 60 percent.” People are often surprised by this data from a 2019 Department of Education report. I hope this information motivates high school students and their parents to think even more […]

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Virtual Career Fair and Preparation

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is sponsoring the Hiring Pittsburgh Digi-Me Virtual Career Fair to be held on April 29 and April 30. I’m excited they reached out to me to me to be a partner in co-presenting How to Prepare for a Virtual Career Expo on Tuesday, April 28 at 2:00 PM. Please share this blog […]

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Career Resources in Uncertain Times

Life has been turned upside down, crashing down the last weeks with the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19. With states of emergency and businesses temporarily closed, the Department of Labor reported last week that 3.3 million people applied for unemployment in the past week, five times the all time high in 1982. The $2 trillion […]


Costs of College: Making the Best Choices

In this past Sunday’s Pittsburgh Tribune-Review article (link at end), I was interviewed about the impact of the high cost of college on education decision-making. Though I commented on the realities that most can no longer afford to go to college to “find themselves,” I do believe that a life choice should be more than […]