Debra Donston-Miller

Debra Donston-Miller

Debra Donston-Miller is a veteran writer and editor, specializing in IT, business, career and education content. She has a BA in English and a master's degree in education.

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Social Networking Do's and Don'ts

Networking. Social Networking Do's and Don'ts. Experts weigh in on the do's and don'ts of using social media to look...

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A Move Down the Job Ladder Might Give You a Leg Up

Whether you've taken a less-senior position or started serving coffee to pay the bills, you can create the impression of...

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Navigating Your Network

Navigating Your Network. Social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn haven't changed where you network so much as how. By Debra...

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Being Out of Work Is Hard, Getting Back to Work Can Be Harder

You may be too. Although it's surprising to hear, psychologists and career experts say Smith is more the norm than...

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Investing in Altruism

That's the question TheLadders' business writer Debra Donston-Miller asks this week. Donston-Miller interviewed nonprofits and successful job seekers about ......

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Job Seekers of a Certain Age

... on the job search. By Debra Donston-Miller .... Debra Donston-Miller covers work-life issues and difficult job-search situations for TheLadders....

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Two Layoffs, One Family: When a Household Is Out of Work

... become no incomes? Coordination and flexibility are the keys, according to couples who are working their way through dual...

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Out of Work, Not Out of the Running

Resume. Out of Work, Not Out of the Running. "I've been looking for a job" is no way to account...

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How to Approach a Former Employer for a New Job

... good terms. By Debra Donston-Miller ... Deborah Millhouse agreed, especially if you are looking to return to a company...

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Volunteering Opportunities Pay Off

... Opportunities Pay Off. Can working a job without a paycheck set you up for big bucks? Job seekers who...

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Stop Job Loss from Stealing Your Confidence and Your Identity

Debra Donston-Miller covers work-life issues and difficult job-search situations for TheLadders. Hired! Creative Possibilities in Software Sales · Your Layoff,...

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Finding a Job Without a College Degree

... College Degree. For many people who worked their way up, the lack of degree was never an impediment —...

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Careers in Flux: A Tale of Two IT Pros

... had otherwise. By Debra Donston-Miller ... Debra Donston-Miller covers work- life issues and difficult job-search situations for TheLadders. A...

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Your Layoff, Your Brain: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

... Your Own Way. To combat the stress and anxiety that come along with unemployment, follow these tips from mental-health...

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Negotiating the Intangible

... a salary is tricky enough. Try negotiating for intangible benefits like a four-day workweek or a work-from-home arrangement. By...