Once you have completed your resume in a word processor program, like Microsoft Word or Google Docs, it is time to get it into the hands of an employer. This can be accomplished in a number of ways. Of course, before you do anything, save a copy of your resume as a file on the… Read More


Avoid Costly Career Timeout

Some days, I’m the envy of my friends…I can work and stay at home with my kids. Now that they’re starting formal schooling, I also have the time to slip in a class or two when needed. But when I’m stressing over a deadline, I know most of them are glad they’re not in my… Read More


Where is the repeat of the recession that crippled the nation in the early eighties? Where are the unemployment lines stretching around the block? Have we really averted the Great Depression: the Sequel?… Read More


Increasing numbers of workers are leaving their careers in the private or public sectors to make the world a better place. Some join existing non-profits or new growth organizations (NGOs), humanitarian organizations that use business for-profit models to help the needy. Some just start their own. … Read More


Why do people keep going into dangerous careers? Opportunities abound for people to get better, safer jobs. Higher education is more widely available than ever before. Anyone, with the right amount of determination and hard work, can get a better education and a better job. … Read More


In the last few weeks, I have noticed a troubling trend. It could just be my recession-phobic imagination, but it looks like the good jobs are disappearing. Sure, you can always find a job as a customer service rep in some call center or as a security guard scanning irate travelers at the airport. But what is happening to all the jobs for people who are looking for high salaries and challenging tasks?… Read More


I think it’s time to face the facts and admit we’re in a recession. Of course, this means there is a higher-than-normal chance that you could get laid off. I embrace the whole lay-off thing by providing this list of ten things to do with all your free time if you get laid off.… Read More