How Not To Interview A Nanny

I get asked a lot about interviewing childcare providers, probably because I’ve been through so many of the interviews myself. I’m normally able to give a few tips, but I think now I’m just going to point people to this post. Here’s how NOT to interview a nanny....more

the one where they start to call...

Diannebug Job outlook: updateIf you've read some of my previous posts, you know that I have been struggling to find a job. I've applied for over 100 different jobs, maybe 200. It became too depressing to keep count a long time ago. I've had a few interviews, but nothing has panned out.The worst part.... Is when no one calls. You put in application after application and no one returns a call. Not even one to tell you that you suck....more
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There's A Nickel In My Pantyhose

This morning my alarm clock went off so early that it wasn't even light out yet. After swearing allot and hitting snooze a couple of times, I dragged myself out of bed to get ready for my temp job interview in Midtown.I quickly got dressed in my black business dress,blazer and nude pantyhose with classic black heels.Going to job interviews in NYC during the winter is sucktastic, because you can't wear boots to change out of unless you want to look like a big bag lady....more

I just don’t understand…..

I need to vent.  The US is in a crisis.  You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on the news without hearing about the national unemployment rate.  Just last month, the unemployment rate was once again at 9.6 percent, translating to 14.8 million people without jobs. This is a mind blowing statistic, a devastating reality for so many people, and the reason why I am so confused. A few weeks ago, I had to replace someone at my office....more

Dressing for Job Fairs


Butterflies in my stomach

Have you ever had butterflies in your stomach?...more

Job Candidates Are Mad As Hell And They Aren't Going To Take It Anymore

Just when you think people care could care less about the stuff that Emily Post and Miss Manners care about--that thing called good manners -- a situation bubbles up that makes you pause. Turns out people who are looking for a job still care about manners particularly when it involves the behavior of corporate executives who interview job applicants and then never get back to them. ...more

I'm guessing the more people there are in the world, most of which have a degree, the less ...more

Crazy Week...

This week has been absolutely crazy!  And by "week" I mean from Wednesday of last week to yesterday.  Because I work for myself, I don't have the same "structured" week that 9 to 5'ers do.  My "tech" guy and I get together on the weekends to work on my sites when we're both free.  I also meet up with people on the weekends for a lunch or a cocktail that are potential clients, etc.  I try to leave all of my free time for networking.  ...more

Why Hire Me?

This is the value added proposition you are presenting to a potential employer. This is the question that they are asking themselves every time they communicate with you.   You would be well advised to have done your homework. That is, be certain to do the research on the company, perhaps even the industry, you are interested in pursing long before you step foot through their doors. ...more

Job Interview? Don't Show Up Drunk, or Bring Your Mom, or ...

With graduation season in full bloom, new grads are sailing the job-interviewing seas, but some are drowning right out of the gate. Others will confront nightmarish--and sometimes illegal--job interview questions. One candidate at Tavalon Tea, a premium tea company based in New York, started bashing Tavalon, apparently too hung over to remember where he was. Another Tavalon interviewee brought his mom. And a candidate at Collins Wealth Management, a financial planning practice in Parsippany, N.J., answered her cell phone in the middle of an interview--to chat about a TV show and weekend plans.  [] ...more

It takes like 6 weeks to get certified. Yes, cleaning and changing elderly is usually a part ...more