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

Employment Opportunities for the Gravity Challenged

As of late I have been trying to apply my reduced intellect to the task of ameliorating my financial and career woes. As most of you will know, it has been two years since I had to finish work thanks to Bob. Now whilst many of you would no doubt be ecstatic at the thought of not working for two years, I am well and truly over it. There is this pesky problem of money, which is apparently required for things like mortgages, electricity, food and doctors' golfing fees. ...more

Holistic approach to work

Some time ago I was teaching a class when it occurred to me that those preparing for employment and those currently employed share a common need. The need for self care. It doesn't matter how much money you make or your education if you are not taking care of yourself, your health can easily be compromised.It is common for us to focus outward and neglect the signs that our work life is taking over. The assumption is that if we push hard enough we will get where we need to go faster. It will get easier from there and we can rest later....more

New Year ,New Me ? Then again maybe not....

Here it is the 2nd day of 2010 and people are making resolutions left and right. My resolution the last five or so years has be to resolve not to make a resolution. I was so tired of setting myself up for failure. This year however is different. I have had some pretty powerful moments at home and at work that have made me sit back and realize I have changed. I have become a doormat essentially. There was a time in my life I was admired for my strength and perseverance....more

Jobless: Should I be Dateless?

I have been out of work for almost 4 months. I would like to continue dating but have a hard time believing that a single woman would be interested in a man who is not making a living. Should I put my love life on hold until I land a job? Career Expert Alyson D'Anna's Answer:Assuming you have not become a couch potato during your time off, don’t put your love life on hold!...more

Financially Covering Your Ass(ets)

Seeing as my only dependents are my cats and I have yet to meet my soul mate, the last thing I have time to think about is pumping up my financial portfolio. Or putting one together for that matter. After all, there's plenty of time to think about investing in a retirement fund when I partner up with Mr. Right and we start our life together. ...more

HollisC   Very good post. Women need to take control of their finances because no ...more

U.S. Small Business Ranked Last? How Could This Be? The New Research

New research got my attention and has me asking a lot of questions.  The report says small-business employment in the United States ranks next to last among 21 most economically advanced nations, according to the Center for Economic and Policy Research. "<!--break-->The nonpartisan research organization in Washington D.C. finds the United States has one of the world's smallest small business sectors.   ...more

Networking To Find A Job

Last evening I attended a meeting sponsored by a local group here in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago called TUG (Tri-City Unemployment Group). I had read about the group on a blog from an employment agency recruiter, Elyse  here near Geneva, IL. ...more

everyone is new at the beginning. I still get nervous, but when I realize that most everyone ...more

Blushing for My Boss

I have a very flirtatious relationship with my boss and cannot stop fantasizing about him. I know that pursuing any sort of relationship is career suicide, but please tell me how I can stop turning red in the face every time I am in a meeting with him?'s Sex & Intimacy Expert Cathy Beaton's Answer: ...more