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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?SingleEdition.com 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
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