Category Archives: Job Search

LinkedIn Update


It’s been a busy summer! I have been working on various projects for companies and friends, consulting and working on some marketing pieces as well. I wanted to let you know I customized my LinkedIn profile URL to match my Twitter, which is now: www.linkedin.com/in/BirdStephanie. Please feel free to link up with me if you’d like to know more about my professional experience. I hope everyone is well!

Finding Ways to Freshen the Message


One of the biggest little secrets you don’t hear about when you first become a content developer is you have to keep it fresh. Not just what you’re talking about, meaning the subject matter and how you present it, but how you word it as well. And this can get overwhelming! In my last job, one of my greatest personal challenges wasn’t getting my own writing done, but managing the sheer volume of content delivered to me from other companies. […]

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Why You Should Go Back To School (If You Get The Chance!)


Yesterday, I met up at the T-Bar with someone who had been a professor of mine the first semester I went back to school at California State University, Chico (CSUC) spring semester, 2010, and we had some cold green tea beverages and gossiped about our personal lives and how students were likely to be wearing headbands à la Great Gatsby next semester, as was already visible from the patio. Among other things, we talked about my job search and I […]

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Good Post about Gluten Reactions


Not everyone who has celiac disease or reacts to gluten reacts in the traditional way. I try to explain this when I talk to them about it but generally get the same pre-printed speech about the disease, “it’s all in your gut.” It’s not. Here’s a good article talking about just that. Also, I find myself feeling mixed feelings about companies making so many gluten-free products available these days. Yes, it’s helpful for those who need them. No, it’s not […]

LinkedIn All-Star: Can I Add That to My Résumé?


Today marks the one month countdown to graduation from my return to school and completion of my Nutrition and Food Science/Dietetics program. In my flurry of trying to complete projects and study for that final round of midterms before finals, completing papers, and finishing those PowerPoint Presentations for projects, I am also trying to make the most of my spare time to make sure I have everything I need on my résumé so I am putting forth the most complete […]

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Professional Goals Update


As the “downward slide” to graduation starts, I’m looking to ways to improve upon my online portfolio. Yes, I still need to add more projects, but I’m noticing by checking traffic that one of the more visited pages is my “Professional Goals” page, so I thought I’d spiff up the language a bit and make it a bit more direct. What else should I address? What else do you want to know about me? Feel free to ask away! I […]

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Taking advantage of Spring Break to find “The Job”


With basically two months to go until graduation, I’m taking advantage of apring break in order to add more content to this online portfolio and make connections for “the job” because I pretty much want to hit the ground running starting June 1st. I very much want to work in a cross-over position with marketing and product development in a company that shares some of the values I do or sees the potential in developing product marketed toward people with […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go — stay local or relocate for a job


I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about whether or not I want to stay in the Chico area for work. Part of me would love to change regions and experience new or at least different places, and the other part of me wants to stay here and work in the awesome community built up around me. Every day lately it seems I’m finding yet another location offering gluten-free food, which is a total score. In the last month […]

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Final Semester! Spring 2013


117 days until graduation! I’m really glad I decided to take advantage of this time to go back to school and learn something new. I love what I’ve been learning about dietetics and food science and hope to do great things with my education. I also hope to continue work in the fields I worked before, including marketing and writing, which I think could all be integrated well in my career. I realized the other day that out of all […]

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Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics as a career


The more I study, the more I find myself wondering if anyone out there with experience in epigenetics/nutrigenomics (ahem, UC Davis!) and as such, is it possible to have a career in this field without having a graduate degree? Or is it possible to find a job where I could be gainfully employed *and* working my way toward a graduate degree in this field? Because I have a fire lit under me and that makes me exactly the type of person you […]

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