Change Is Good

This week has been super busy for me. I have been trying to get my 3 year old back into the daycare routine, which has not been going so well. I have been attempting to mentally prepare for the return to the workforce. I have been having nightly talks with the hubby for our semi-annual check-in of expectations and issues we may or may not have been communicating. My oldest has started his last year of elementary school, so I am trying to get as much face time as I can. And to top it all off I am on day 2 of my spiritual fast....more

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The “Work On Spec” Debate and the Value of Good Design

Who doesn’t like a little bit of competition? As kids there were contests all of the time for art, science and spelling.  People won trophies, ribbons and some just had the honor of trying.  Competition continues into adulthood.  Companies request artists to do spec work or ask a group of artists to compete to win the honor of designing a logo, brand or some other piece of marketing.  If you “win” you get all the glory that goes along with it. Sometimes you even get a stipend for your trouble.  And if you lose, you know you tried....more

No Worse for the Wear and Perhaps Significantly Better

I just read a New York Times article (" American Dream is Elusive for New Generation" 7-7-10) about a recent college grad, Scott, looking for work while residing with his parents in suburban New England after completing school debt free since his family paid his tuition.  He's not been able to find his dream job or any job that meets his standards, having just turned down a 40K position with an insurance company because, well, it wasn't the level of salary or responsibility he desired....more

Mother's Day: What a Mom Wants

Networking Tips for the Job Seeker

Many of you who have been considering a career move over the past year have probably been pondering the continued high unemployment rate and thinking…”Maybe I should just stick this out.  If I make a move now I’ll be the first one hired into another organization and therefore likely be the first candidate to be laid off.”  Regardless if you decide to stay in your current job or are ready to m...more

Are You Working Harder Than You Did in 2007? Yes.

My husband and I spent the lion's share of the weekend in front of our computers, working. In fact, on the way to our traditional Sunday dinner with my parents, I had to swing by the office and lasso him from his desk. He has long been known as a workaholic of sorts, but the work week seems to us to have stretched out before us, and the weekends have definitely shrunk. Apparently, we are not the only ones working harder and longer these days. ...more

In 2007 blackberry's weren't as big as they are today. Now, even if you are not actively ...more

The Mighty Intern

Top reasons that employers give for accessing, and why they are wrong

Here is a list of the reasons people give for wanting your credit report, and why those reasons are complete bunk.  This list comes from e-how (in bold), and my reasoning is in normal ...more

Your credit report should be a privacy issue--illegal for employers to access

  Everyone has seen the Credit report commercials depicting a young man working in a crab shack serving tourists instead of working at the job he is qualified to do. Unfortunately, this is a fact of life for some of the most highly educated individuals in this country. ...more

I want to know how long the federal government can go allowing this cycle to continue.  ...more