April 10, 2013
The recession has been officially over for more than two years, but it often doesn’t feel like it, especially if you are still looking for a job.
The U.S. Department of Labor reported on Friday that payrolls only rose by 88,000 workers last...
April 2, 2013
So I was laid off recently. I had a feeling it was coming, but the big corporate overlords kept mum about the whole thing. And even though I knew it was...
March 27, 2013
Department of Defense employees are bracing themselves for the upcoming furlough — a mandatory, unpaid day once a week for up to 22 weeks. The furlough reflects one of the many federal budget cuts enacted by the sequestration.
Here are five...
March 20, 2013
Yesterday, I learned the value of trading a promising opportunity for financial security. I recently concluded a six-month communications internship with the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development (OED) and Office of Film + Music (OFM...
March 12, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — A little cake, a little speech, a little bonus in the paycheck: If you want happier, more productive workers, make sure you recognize their career achievements...
March 10, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The online recruiting firm...
February 28, 2013
I may have inadvertently landed the cushiest job on my college campus last year. I work as a telephone interviewer for an organization that conducts surveys for non-profit groups and government agencies. It's like telemarketing but I'm not...
February 27, 2013
I've had the odd odd job in my time. Sometimes they're what's available; sometimes they supplement a "real" job. My more interesting ones have developed out of hobbies, while others I wouldn't do again for any amount of money.
My first odd...
February 19, 2013
For all who are feeling like losers after moving back in with their parents, let me assure you that’s probably not the case, so long as you’ve got a plan and a willingness to make it a home, however temporary.
February 12, 2013
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: for most people, your career is your biggest asset. The better you perform at work, the more value you add, the more income you will receive.
Not only is performance important, but your attitude...