Getting amazoned & MBA Tech market jobs on the rise article
Have you been Amazoned? I've been spending the last two weeks lightening our load of books and media. With Amazon's online book seller capabilities, I've sold about 15 books and have put up another 130 books for sale. As much as my wife and I love books... I felt it necessary to do some garage and bookshelf cleaning by seeing what we could do to decrease our material belongings. I tried giving several boxes at a used bookstore near me a try and was dissapointed to receive $25 in store credit. With Amazon, I know I could have turned that into $300. My judgement criteria for Amazoning the object has a couple of qualifiers. 1) Haven't opened the book in 3 years and don't think I'll look at it more than 2-3 times in the next 2-3 years. 2) The information in the book is now available on the internet or library.
For books that can't be sold for at a dollar on Amazon... I give them to my local library. I imagine that I'll be going to goodwill several times over the next month or two. Now, I need to figure out how to get rid of larger objects like chairs and get the most money for them without putting too much energy on the effort.
I know that this may sound pre-mature as I haven't heard about school. But, for the last 6 months, I periodically ponder the amount of material things we have that would be difficult to travel with as we move around for B-school, internships and jobs. Frankly, we have too much stuff. I'd like to see how we can get rid of 30% of our stuff over the next 6 months.
For all those heading to B-school soon.... try Amazon out. Get rid of those books, junk DVD's and books on tape with them. Ebay doesn't cut it. Although Amazon takes a hefty cut... I like knowing that books I haven't opened in years are turning into cash.
======================On a different note about B-School================== I was encouraged to read this story. It shows that the Tech market jobs are picking up. The article is summarized best with :MIT and other top MBA schools report that companies, including technology businesses, are stepping up recruiting efforts this year. Government data also suggests the market for MBAs in computer and mathematical fields is improving. Article 1 Tech firms recruiting more MBA grads Article 2 MIT MBA students upbeat about tech job prospects