Looking For A Job? Do This To Set Yourself Apart

They say unemployment is at 10.2%. That's bad enough, until you consider that the true number, especially when including the under-employed numbers, is potentially much higher. So maybe you're one of the unemployed or a recent graduate out there looking for a job. And maybe you're feeling the frustration because you're getting so few bites. Here's the thing. Most Jobs Aren't Advertised You aren't going to find most jobs in the ads or on the job boards....more

The REAL Unemployment Rate

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Why I Need A Job Real Bad

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My Friend Penelope

My friend Penelope.... I sent my friend Penelope my website link the other night. I told her about being surprised at seeing web books and job search articles mentioning getting a website and creating a 'web presence'. I told her how I felt about it. I told her how it so surprised me to hear “get a Facebook account”....and “if you don't have a website, why not?” and on and on about how awkward it feels to be writing websites about yourself....more

“Modernizing” Unemployment: What the National Press Isn’t Saying

 It’s national news that today there are now new stimulus funds for extended unemployment benefits, tax credits for first-time homebuyers, newer homeowners, and expanded laws providing refunds for drained businesses. What’s not being reported nationally?...more

When Choosing Education or A Career

It is unfortunate but at times we must choose a career that might not always be our dream to pursue. During economic global times and job lay offs, we must choose a career that is being sought after. In order to financially support our families and homes, this is the choice most intelligent people seek. ...more

a mound of loam

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7 Tips for Return to Work Moms

Are Women Too Demoralized to Fight, Or Just Catching Their Breath?

In a powerful article in the Harvard Business Review called “Women and the Labyrinth of Leadership” authors and researchers Drs. Alice Eagly and Linda Carli explore women, leadership and gender equality, and observe that “signs of a pause in progress toward gender equality have appeared on many fronts.”  They speculate about the causes of this slowing of progress, and indicate: ...more

When did my age and experience become a liability?

This is the question I've been asking myself since the other night while reading an article linked to one one of my associate's websites. The writer was giving advice on job searching in "todays' economy" (already a pretty depressing topic) and suggested that anyone over the age of 40 should be worried about taking ten years off their "image" because they can't take ten years off their age....more