Our Hair. Our hair is our crowning glory. It is indicative of our overall health and grooming habits to the outside world. It is critical when you are job searching.

Get out of the house. Join an in-person networking group. The Unemployed Professionals group meets and hosts a guest speaker every Tuesday at the Portland career center. The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is another great place to meet, talk with others and spread the word about you.

Talk with your advisors and check out your college’s course catalog. There is a lot of information you can find regarding required courses and other major related specifics. Use the resources available to you so that you can remain well-informed throughout the decision making process.

Update your contact information with email and phone Only use contact information that is completely separate from your companies contact information.

Find mentors now. Many successful professionals love to give back by being a mentor. You maybe surprised at how receptive many are. They are a great network to show you the ropes, and maybe make connections and recommendations when you need a job. If you don’t know where to start to look for a mentor, try your school’s alumni services (they may share some of their contacts or to give your coordinates to some of the people on their list), people from professional associations, profs and their contacts, speakers or guests at events, people in the news. Some of these mentors become your life-long friends and future clients or suppliers when you make inroads to that coveted job. It’s a win-win situation and a lot of the mentors are well aware of this.

If you are very flexible, want to travel, and can tolerate low pay for a few years, this might be a great option for you. As a peace corps volunteer, you will make a difference in the lives of people in need. For advice on becoming a member of the Peace Corps, read “Ten Reasons to Join the Peace Corps” and “Pros and Cons of Joining the Peace Corps.” This will also look fabulous on your resume.

We remained as calm as we could for him. We were able to stay with him. He was still miserable and had a lot of pain. We prayed with him and did what we could to reassure him.