What the Jobs Report Means for Workers

Depending on whom you listen to, the latest jobs report was a bit of good news in a drab week or another sign of a still shaky economy that could teeter at any moment. Numbers can be dissected and spun to support nearly any viewpoint. The real question is what does it all mean for […]

An Empire in Peril

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How to Text Yourself Out of a Job

I get it. We are firmly in the digital age where texting is more common than talking. Our smartphones and gadgets have become an extension of our own limbs. We are communicating more than ever with our fingers and all of this “talk” requires us to adapt for rapid fire updates. So we use text […]

Ur Doing It Wrong: How Not to Suck in Social Media – Advertising Age – DigitalNext

Ur Doing It Wrong: How Not to Suck in Social Media Lessons From the 2011 Suxorz Awards Teach Us How to Avoid a Campaign Catastrophe Posted by Rebecca Lieb on 02.16.11 @ 02:50 PM Rebecca Lieb Quick! Which is the worst social media faux pas? Inviting consumers to follow your company — via a locked […]

What Does it Take to Get Hired in 2011?

According to economists and experts the recession has been over for some time and we continue to show signs of recovery. Yet, for many average Americans, the recovery has not yet become personal. Some remain unemployed or hanging on to jobs they hate for fear of being unemployed. Employment is expected to grow this year in […]

Blog Action Day – and the Age of Conversation – Servant of Chaos

The Age of Conversation Official Charity – Charity Water The first piece of news is to confirm that the charity that benefits from each and every sale of each and every book, is Charity Water. Charity Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public […]

Corner Office – Kasper Rorsted – E-Mail Can’t Replace Interaction

Q. Do you remember the first time you were somebody’s boss? A. That was in 1989, right when I got promoted from being a sales rep in the Digital Equipment Corporation to being a sales manager at the age of 27. I had about 20 people at that point in time. All but two of […]

Laid Off in Los Angeles

I have become a statistic.  I am now one of the 5.7% people without a job.   Laid off, reorganized, restructured.  Whatever term you choose, the result is the same – without a steady paycheck.  I survived a merger and two reorganizations and now when I least expected it, the big conference call announcing the end.  […]

How Inertia Can Impact Your Income

Image by kiddharma via Flickr Six months ago I received a call from Donna*, a former resume client. Two years ago, I had provided resume services to her company when they went through an acquisition and major reorganization. Donna had found work but was laid off again. Fearful of a tight job market and shrinking […]

One Step to One Job

Image by Getty Images via @daylife If you’re in the middle of a job search you’ve likely heard the news that the market is tough.  The national unemployment rate in the U.S. may be hovering near 10% and CEOs may be cautious about hiring but during your job search the focus should be on you. […]