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Bachelor's Degree Not Required
A four year college degree isn't for everyone. One can have a successful career with an associate degree or just some post high school training. Advancement in
Dental Assistant: A Fast Growing Occupation
When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted what the fastest growing occupations that don't require a college degree would be, dental assistant showed up
Hold On to Your Health Insurance
If you get laid off from your job you have a lot to worry about. The good news is you don't have to worry about losing your group health insurance coverage.
Can Working Too Hard Lead to Marital Problems?
We are a nation of overworked people. I read several articles recently about American workers forgoing vacation time in order to spend more time at work. Those
Making a Case Against Job Interviews
If you've ever wondered how answering a bunch of questions on a job interview could prove to an employer that she should hire you, read The End of the Job
Do You Have a Blog?
I just read an interesting post on the Career Hub blog. The post, titled Why Blogging Really, Really Matters, stresses the absolute necessity of blogging for
Best Companies for Working Women
Working Mother magazine just released its annual list of the best companies for working mothers. According to an article on Yahoo! News, employers that are on
Responding to a Job Offer
A reader posed the following question: How long after an employer makes a job offer should one reply? In my case, the employer approached me with a job offer
Speeding Up Your Job Search
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post titled Keeping Your Spirits Up During a Long Term Job Search. I just came across a great article that can help you avoid
Best Places to Launch a Career
What do new college grads look for in an employer and what employers do they consider the most attractive? Business Week recently released its list of the top
New Book About Job Searching
My colleague Alison Doyle, About.com's Guide to Job Searching, just announced the publication of her new book, titled appropriately enough, The About.com Guide
Dealing With Crises at Work
The saying, Nothing ever goes as planned, is as true at work as it is anywhere. Things don't always happen the way we intend them to. Being prepared for these
How Long Is Your Daily Commute to Work?
The Transportation Research Board published a study on October 16, 2006 that looked at the changes in commuting trends in the United States between 1990 and
Interviewing Potential Employees
As you advance in your career, you may reach the point where you are responsible for hiring new employees. Maybe you're there now. Learn how to interview
Are You Thinking About a Nursing Career?
When I was about four years old I wanted to be a nurse. My grandmother even made me a little uniform that I wore while carrying around a little yellow medical
Vote With Your Career in Mind
I'm a firm believer that it is not only every American's right to vote, but also every American's responsibility. With that said, it is not simply enough to go
Get Kids Talking About Career Choice
I just read an article on NBC17.com about the Junior Elite Program in Cary, North Carolina. The Junior Elite Program lets children, ages 12 through 17, explore
How Important is a College Degree?
A college education costs a small fortune -- no no -- make that a large fortune. And what do you get in the end? A job just like everyone else has. Will you
Do Nice Guys Finish First or Last?
In the November 3rd issue of The Week there is a short article about two new books about the workplace: The Kindness Revolution by Ed Horrell (Buy Direct) and
Careers for Those With Autism Spectrum Disorders
I just came across a very interesting article on the About.com Autism Spectrum Disorders Site. Guide Lisa Jo Rudy highlights a number of careers that autistic
Do Nice Guys Finish First?: Poll Results
A couple of weeks ago I asked the question, Do Nice Guys Finish First or Last? (see the Career Planning Blog post dated November 2nd) This clearly struck a
How Much Should You Share With Co-Workers?
If you're like most people, you spend more time with your co-workers than you do with your family. At least it seems that way. It's hard, then, not to share
The Best Companies for Veterans
G.I. Jobs recently released its fourth annual list of the best companies for military veterans. Number one on the list titled, "Top 50 Military Friendly
Office Party Mishaps
My article, Office Party Don'ts talks about what not to do at work-related holiday parties. While interviewing me about this topic a reporter asked whether, in
Gifts for Your Co-Workers
One of my favorite traditions at an old job was the secret gift exchange at our holiday party. A couple of weeks before the party each person randomly picked a
Working Off the Clock
One of the things I love about my job is the flexibility it gives me. I can set my own hours and work wherever I want to work. Sure I have goals I have to meet,
Should You Accept That Job Offer?
You've been offered a job but you still aren't 100 percent sure you should take it. You have some lingering doubts about it that you can't shake and the
Thirty Fast Growing Occupations
When choosing an occupation, many people strive to pick one that guarantees them a job in the future. The truth is, there are no guarantees. The hot careers of
'Tis the Season to Network
Debra Feldman on the Career Hub blog points out that the holidays are a good time to revitalize your network. She says, The holiday season holds great
Flextime: A Way to Balance Work and Family
In a recent blog post titled, Working Off the Clock, I discussed Best Buy's Results-Only Work Environment. To recap, Best Buy allows its employees to work
When to Tell Your Boss You're Pregnant
Whether your pregnancy has brought a glow to your face or a greenish tinge, chances are no one will suspect anything for at least the first three months. The
More Than 75 Percent of Employees Want a New Job
If you want to quit your job you are in the majority, according to the 2006 U.S. Job Retention Poll which was conducted by the Society for Human Resource
Waiting for a Job Offer
Have you seen the BMW commercial with the kid screaming because he got the Christmas present he wanted? I can so relate to that. Remember when you were a child
Have You Been Plutoed?
The American Dialect Society (ADS) voted Plutoed as its word of the year. What does plutoed mean? According to the ADS, To pluto is to demote or devalue
The Best Companies to Work For
Fortune Magazine just released its list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Google is at the top of the list followed by Genentech, Wegmans Food Markets, the
Is There a Golden Globe in Your Future?
American Idol fans, at least this one, were happy to see Dream Girl Jennifer Hudson win the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a
Another Reason Not to Lie on Your Resume
I've written several times about the problems that can result from lying on your resume. Never have I mentioned, or even thought about, the threat of getting
Avoiding Work at Home Scams
They look tempting -- they being the ads that claim you can earn thousands of dollars working from home. All you need is a computer, a dining room table, or two
Layoff Impending? How to Get Ready
Credit: © Nicholas Sutcliffe/123 RF On January 22nd the CEO of Pfizer, Jeffrey Kindler, announced that the pharmaceutical company is planning to cut
Fairly Fired or Freedom of Speech Violation?
Could you lose your job for taking part in a non-work related activity? Should you? Five college students were fired from their jobs as residence hall
The Grey's Anatomy Effect
Sometimes people choose careers for odd reasons. Take for example the results of a poll that were recently released by Junior Achievement and Verizon. According
Careers on the Cutting Edge
Those who work in the culinary arts generally report a high level of job satisfaction. Photo (c) Nancy Louie on iStockphoto. Considering the crazy hours and the
It's very frustrating to see your colleagues rewarded unfairly. You know what I mean. Your co-worker compliments your boss on his tie and next thing you know
Should You Relocate to a Big City or a Smaller One?
Are you thinking about moving to another city? You may be weighing the difference between relocating to a big city versus a smaller one. Image courtesy garann
Harvard Names First Female President
When I heard that Harvard University named Drew Gilpin Faust to be its first female president I wasn't terribly surprised. Yes, this is a milestone, but for
Being Watched at Work
I just read a post on Library Stuff about the installation of a spy camera in the Tompkins County Public Library in Ithaca, New York. Staff members of the
When a Co-Worker Dies: How to Deal with a Colleague's Death
Late last week complications from breast cancer took the life of one of About.com's guides. Deborah Fowles ran the Financial Planning Site for About for the
A Non-Profit Career
For most of us, our experience with nonprofit charitable organizations ends with making a donation to help support a cause in which we believe. Some people go a
Looking for Jobs Around the World
If you are looking for a job, often the best place to learn about job openings are company Web Sites. My Global Career 500 is a new directory that lists the
Can Second Life Help You Get Hired?
When I've talked about relocating, it has always been in reference to physically moving (meaning packing up all your stuff, your family and your pets) to
Writing a Great Resume
Louise Fletcher, on Career Hub, has some good advice for job hunters who are thinking of hiring professional resume writers. In a nutshell, be a wise consumer.
Best Careers 2007 from U.S. News and World Report
U.S. News & World Report recently released its list of Best Careers 2007. Many of the careers that appear on this list have been profiled right here on the
Is Daycare Bad for Your Child?
Working mothers have jobs in a variety of fields. Their salaries vary, as do their work schedules. Even their reasons for working vary. One thing many working
How Does Cancer Affect Your Career?
Sadly cancer has been featured quite prominently in the news during the last week and a half. First presidential candidate John Edwards and his wife Elizabeth
The Best Way to Choose a Career
There are some people who give more thought to what to wear to work each day than they gave to choosing their careers. That might explain why many people are
Quit Your Job or Been Fired? Don't Slam the Door on Your Way Out
Have you just quit your job or been fired? Even though you may want to tell your boss what you think of her as you leave the office for the last time, don't do
Career Action Plan: A Roadmap to Your Future
After a lot of thought, you have finally chosen what you have determined is the right occupation. Now, you must get from this point to actually establishing
Watch What You Say
I've been closely following the news surrounding Don Imus's deplorable comments about the Rutger's University women's basketball team. While I agree that what
When You Need a Little Privacy
I've never worked in a cubicle but I did work in an office with an open floor plan, which offered even less privacy. Not only did I have to deal with coworkers
My personal history with libraries goes back a long way. I remember my mom dropping me off for story hour at our local library when I was a preschooler and I
How to Make a Successful Career Change
I wonder how many people stick with careers they don't find fulfilling because they're afraid to make a career change. Based on the number of people I talk to
The Hottest Salaries
Business 2.0 Magazine last week released a list of the job categories with the fastest growing wages (based on 2005-2006 data). The Hottest Salaries includes
Second Life Job Fair
A couple of months ago I wrote a post about using the virtual world Second Life as a job searching tool (See Can Second Life Help You Get Hired?). Today my
Are you looking for a graduation gift for a friend, relative or employee? Are you thinking of giving a pen? Well, if you don't mind giving an ordinary gift, I
Civil Service Jobs
Many people consider government jobs among the most secure. While it is true that government employees are usually protected from being fired without good
Students: Make Good Use of Your Summer Vacation
If you're a student, you most likely have a couple of months off from school. Put that time to good use. Take this opportunity to think about your career
Dressing Professionally When You Have To
When you normally dress casually for work, how do you rise to the occasion when you're asked to give a presentation or represent your company in a taped
Should You Take Risks With Your Career?
No one who knows me would describe me as a risk taker. I don't jump out of airplanes, scale mountains or drive fast. However I was never reluctant to take
Take Your Dog to Work Day
Did you know this Friday, June 22nd, is Take Your Dog to Work Day? I didn't, but thanks to a post on George's Employment Blog I do now. And I can pass the news
Turning a Hobby Into a Career
My daughter plays the cello. She's been playing for more than half her life and maybe one day this will be her career. Or maybe not. Perhaps it will just be a
Do You Know How to Relax?
Are you getting ready to take your summer vacation? When you work hard most of the time, it's important to be able to relax when you have some down time.
Gotta Dance, Act, or Sing?
If you feel most at home on the stage, perhaps a performing arts career is right for you. Learn more about careers in acting, music, and dance and find out if
How to Set Goals
Setting goals is an important part of the career planning process. You will use your goals to develop a career action plan. If your goals meet certain criteria
Declare Your Independence
July 4th, U.S. Independence Day is in a couple of days. Do you wish you could celebrate your independence from your boss or any boss for that matter? Maybe if
Your Career As An Optometrist
Employment of optometrists is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are
Getting Back to Work
I've been hearing a lot lately about people skipping vacations from work. What are they thinking? Everyone needs a break from time to time. Having just taken a
How to Interview New Employees
You may have reached the point in your career where your boss has given you responsibility for hiring some new employees. "Ahh -- finally," you think
It's a Good Time to Get a Government Job
If you've ever thought of working for the federal government, you should consider getting your resume and application ready now. It's a good time to apply for a
Take This Job and ... Never Mind
You hate your job. You would love to just walk out the door and leave it all behind. However, this may not be a viable option for you. You have bills to pay,
Voting and Your Career
I can't remember a presidential election season starting as early as the 2008 one has, nor can I remember one with as many potential candidates. I can't believe
Are You Wasting Your Time Reading This?
Are you reading this blog post while you're at work? If so, you are just like the average worker -- doing something other than your job while you're at work.
Your Career as an Athletic Coach
The other day I watched the movie Friday Night Lights. In it Billy Bob Thornton plays a high school football coach who leads his team to the state playoffs.
10 Myths About Choosing a Career
I just received a post card from the alumni association of my college alerting me to the fact that my 20th reunion will be held in 2008. Oh my! Although it may
Help With Relocating
I've only moved a couple of times, but that was enough for me. When we moved into the house we currently live in I said, That's it. They're going to have to
Careers Working With Animals
My two dogs are getting along in years so their visits to the veterinarian are getting more and more frequent. I'm always amazed at the wonderful care they get
Retail Salesperson: Career Brief
When I was in college I spent one summer working at a clothing store in the mall. Before I started my job I looked forward to helping customers make selections,
Starting Your First Job
It's been a little over 19 years since I started my first real job after I graduated from college. I was extremely nervous as I arrived for my first day of
Should You Accept Just Any Job Offer?
Everyone who has ever been involved in the job interview process, either as an interviewer or an interviewee, has some funny tales to tell. I once interviewed a
Working as an Animator
The Simpsons Movie is a big hit this summer just like the tv show has been since it debuted as a regular series in 1989. It has certainly outlived many live
Are You an Emu? An emu is a large flightless bird with a parenting method that's somewhat non-traditional, compared to ours. After the female emu lays her eggs,
Speech-Language Pathologist: Career Profile
Over the years I've know several people who are speech-language pathologists. They all seem to really like their jobs. Speech-language pathologists, commonly
The Importance of Taking a Break
I just returned from a two week vacation. I feel well-rested, energetic and bursting with new ideas. I strongly believe that taking time off from your job is
Respiratory Therapist: Career Brief
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 15.7 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, 8.9 million with chronic obstructive pulmonary
Keeping Your Spirits Up During a Long Term Job Search
When you lose your job you don't know when you will find a new one. Even in a fairly good market, your job search may taker longer than you'd like or
Teacher: A Career Brief
I have a love-hate relationship with teachers. I think the good ones are amazing human beings and deserve every cent they get paid and in fact should get paid a
Stay at Home Parents
After my daughter was born I left my full time job to stay home with her. I wondered whether it would mean the end of my professional life -- it didn't. Being a
What to Do When You Make a Mistake at Work
I can't think of a single person I know who hasn't made a mistake at work. From missing a typo on a sign promoting a new program (that was one of mine) to
Should You Lie on Your Resume?
What should you do if you hear about a job opening that sounds like it would be perfect for you ... well almost perfect that is? You are just missing one eensy
Architect: Career Brief
Several years ago we decided to make some changes to our house. We hired an architect who took our ideas, added many of his own, and put together a plan for a
Cancer and Your Job
A diagnosis of cancer is devastating. You may have trouble thinking of anything else. You will have to take some time, though, to think about your job. Find out
Management Analyst: Career Brief
For some people, figuring out the ills of an organization and correcting them is all in a day's work (well actually much more than a day). Management analysts,
Should You Go to Graduate School?
Are you thinking about getting a Master's or some other advanced degree? Before you start filling out those applications, think about whether you really need to
Rudy Giuliani's Cell Phone Faux Pas
Republican presidential candidate and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani got everyone talking when he answered his wife's cell phone call during a speech to the
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY are among the most popular television shows. Unless you've been hanging out in a cave for the last six years -- CSI premiered in 2000
Gathering Information on Occupations
The Career Planning Process consists of four stages: Self Options Match Action During the Self stage you use various self assessment tools to
Making the Most of Business Meetings
I attended a business conference this weekend and, for the first time ever, I wasn't nervous about it. I usually get butterflies in my stomach when I have to go
Chemist: Career Brief
Do you love science? Have you ever thought about becoming a chemist? Many jobs in this field require a Ph.D., but there are jobs available for those with
Dealing With Job Stress
Is your job stressing you out? I mean, is it really making you physically ill? Then you have to take care of it immediately. Often if you can find the cause of
Medical Transcriptionist: Career Brief
Medical transcriptionists transcribe physicians' dictation into written reports that become part of patients' medical files. The Bureau of Labor Statistics of
Do They Like You? ... Do They Really Like You?
Upon winning the Oscar in 1985 actress Sally Field said in her acceptance speech, I haven't had an orthodox career, and I've wanted more than anything to have
Dietitian and Nutritionist: Career Brief
We are a society obsessed with food. When you pick up a newspaper and there isn't an article about what you should or shouldn't be eating, you are probably very
House Passes Anti-Discrimination Bill
On Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Employee Anti-Discrimination Act of 2007 which will, if passed by the Senate, protect people of
Earning Your First Paycheck
I just learned about a new Web site aimed toward teen job hunters (thanks to George's Employment Blawg). MyFirstPaycheck.com, which is run by a brother-sister
Writing and Editing Careers
I've always loved writing but I didn't become a working writer until ten years ago. To make a career out of writing you must truly be passionate about it.
Calling in Sick to Work
A lot of people are walking around with the sniffles. It's that time of year and as the weather gets colder it will only get worse. Unfortunately, once one
Email: Help or Hindrance?
I've been hearing a lot about companies asking their employees to refrain from using email one day each week. During these "email-free days employers
Surfing the Net at Work
I know all about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers expect to become profitable. It is considered to be one of the busiest shopping days
Do You Want to Be a Chef?
Someone recently asked me what career I would have chosen if for some reason I couldn't have his one. Photo (c) Nancy Louie on iStockphoto.I told that person I
How to Deal With the Holiday Season at Work
With Thanksgiving out of the way, everyone is now ready to begin focusing on the winter holiday season. At my last job, the holidays were huge. There was always
Flight Attendants: Career Brief
Whenever I fly I always notice how hard the flight attendants work. They don't seem to stop moving during the entire flight. Though the work is hard, flight
Like it or not, gift giving is a big part of the holiday season. In addition to buying gifts for your family and friends, you may also need to buy gifts for
Cosmetologist: Career Brief
Do you want to work in the cosmetology field? Hairstylist/Hairdresser, Manicurist/Pedicurist, and Shampooer are all job titles that fall under the umbrella of
Psychologist: Career Brief
If you want to help people who have mental and emotional problems, are getting through personal crises, or are coping with physical illnesses or injuries and
What Should You Wear to Work?
Sometimes I think life would be easier if everyone had to wear a uniform to work. Then, no one would have to worry about (c) Kirk Peart / iStockphoto. what to
Go Google Yourself
Such a headline would have sounded quite strange not so long ago, but we all know that to Google oneself simply means to search for one's own name online.
Audiology: Career Brief
The job outlook for audiologists is good: According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of audiologists is expected to grow about as fast as the
Pharmacist: Career Brief
We come into contact with pharmacists pretty frequently but do we really know what they do. It may seem like their job consists of merely counting out pills as
New Year's Resolutions
New Years resolutions -- Many people make them, but not too many keep them. That's because making resolutions is easy. It's keeping them that's difficult for
Social Work: Career Brief
Social workers help people deal with problems they have with friends, family members and even co-workers. To become a social worker one must have, at a minimum,
How to Choose a Career
I love the career choice I've made but every now and then I hear about some other occupation and I think to myself wow, that sounds like a fun career. The
Can a Mentor Help Your Career?
Last year I hired a tutor for my daughter who had just started middle school. There was a lot more work than there was in elementary school and she needed help
Animal Trainer: Career Brief
Back in September my family welcomed a new puppy into our home. As we got to know him, we learned that Smokey is very true to his heritage. (c) Dawn Rosenberg
Oregon Mayor in Trouble Over Myspace Page
Just one month ago, in a post titled Go Google Yourself, I wrote about how posting risqué content online can harm your career. Now the mayor of Arlington,
How to Write a Thank You Note After a Job Interview
You may have heard the advice that you should always send a thank you note after a job interview. If you're wondering whether you should take that advice,
Should You Prepare for a Recession?
The possibility that the U.S. is in a recession is all over the news. Stock markets around the world reacted yesterday to fears that the U.S. economy is in
Broadcast and Sound Technician: Career Brief
I saw the movie Juno yesterday and immediately fell in love with the soundtrack. I downloaded it to my mp3 player today. I've been into soundtracks lately. I
Think About Your Career When You Go to the Voting Booth
Primary season is in full swing. February 5th has been referred to as Super Duper Tuesday because of the number of states voting on that day. I take voting
Computer and Information Systems Manager: Career Brief
Computer and Information Systems Management is a hot field. (c) stock.xchngAccording to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and
What to Expect From the Career Office at Your College
I often hear from college students who are struggling with their career plans. These students want me to help them choose a career. Sure I have lots of
Get Help from a Career Counselor
When tackling many of life's problems, both big and small, we seek the help of professionals. We get sick and go to the doctor. Our child has trouble with
Wedding Planner: Career Brief
Last weekend we hosted a Super Bowl party. While I enjoy playing hostess, planning the party did make me slightly anxious. I worried about the guest list -- did
Preventing Employment Discrimination
Imagine being being rejected for a job or passed over for a promotion because of the color of your skin or your race, religion, national origin or gender? I'm
Free Government Publications from Pueblo, Colorado
Back when I was a kid, there were public service announcements on television telling us we could get free government publications by writing to an address in
Do You Proctrastinate?
I think everyone procrastinates sometimes. I know I do. There are some chores I don't feel like doing, so I just put them off. Ultimately, I have no choice but
Pet Groomer: Career Brief
When Uno the Beagle won the Westminster Dog Show last week it was big news. (c) Greg Nicholas / istockphoto.com He was the first of his breed to win Best in
Health Services Manager: Career Brief
When we think of health care, we think mostly of doctors, nurses, and others who deliver medical care. However, behind all of those professionals is another
Should You Look for a Temp Job?
Temporary employment appeals to different people for a variety of reasons. Those who need experience could benefit greatly from a temp job as can those who are
Equal Pay Act
I really like my job a lot, but if I learned someone else was being paid more money for doing exactly what I was doing, I'd be more than a little peeved. Of
Public Relations Specialist: Career Brief
There's a saying that goes There's no such thing as bad press. I wonder how many public relations specialists would agree. I think most would not. The job of
What to Do If You Are Laid Off
The media have been buzzing about a recession for awhile now. On Friday when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that non-farm payroll employment
Don't Make Decisions Based on Fear
Yesterday I wrote about the recession, of which we are probably in the midst, and what to do if you lose your job. I hesitated before writing it because I
Loan Officers: Career Brief
Have you ever thought about a career as a loan officer? Those who have degrees in finance, economics, and related fields can consider this career option. The
At least twice a year it seems I am writing about the topic of lying on one's resume.That is generally how often I read a news story about a public figure doing
Is 40 Old?
I never thought 40 was old, not even was I was 20. Now that I've reached that age and beyond, I really can't understand why an employer would discriminate
Insurance Agent: Career Information
Insurance is something many of us have, in one form or another. We need casualty and property insurance if we own a car or a house and life insurance helps
How to Get Fired
Did you ever ask yourself, what do I have to do to get fired from this job? After all, you don't want to quit. If you got fired, at least you would qualify
Don't Use Your Work Email for Personal Matters
In trying to come up with something to post about this afternoon, I took a look through my reader email. Should I write about career choice? After all many of
Following Your Own Yellow Brick Road
Dorothy had the yellow brick road, but what road map do you have to guide you toward your new career? Many people decide to change careers, figure out what they
Careers in Engineering
When I was in college, it seemed like the engineering students always had the most work to do. Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture They were
Happy National Library Week
April 13 through 19 is National Library Week. I've always loved being in libraries, so much so that I eventually became a librarian. For several years I ran the
How to Get a Job With XYZ Company
I just answered an email from a man who wants to work for a specific company. Let's call the man Rob and let's call the company XYZ (not very original I know).
Tomorrow Is Equal Pay Day
It's hard to believe, that in 2008, there is still a large gap between men's and women's wages. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), Equal
Desktop Publishing: Career Brief
If you're younger than 25, there's a good chance computers were always a part of your life. I'm a bit older than that (okay more than a bit) and I didn't use a
The Hardest Jobs to Fill in the U.S.
Manpower Inc. released its 2008 list of the hardest jobs to fill, as reported by employers around the world. Here is the list of the hardest jobs to fill in the
Compete in Today's Workplace
With college graduation season upon us, there's a good chance you know someone who is about to enter the workforce for the first time. Most of these new
How to Get Work Experience in a New Field
K is a teacher but would much rather be working in fashion. As a matter of fact she has her degree in fashion and textile merchandising. She has been teaching
Reader Question: How Can I Work With a Colleague Who's a Slacker?
I received an email from a young woman who started a new job several months ago. Everything is going very well ... well at least it was. Then her boss hired
Working a Four Day Week to Reduce Gas Use
Reacting to the ridiculously high fuel prices, Legislator Wayne Horsley from Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, has proposed a plan to help county
Keep Your Resume Short ... Really Short
You've probably been advised to limit your resume to one page. Many people find it hard to summarize years of work experience in such a brief document. How
I Can't Believe My Employer ... Share Your Stories
My husband works for a major university with a penchant for making some really silly decisions. For example, each semester most on-campus dining facilities are
Dos and Don'ts of Salary Negotiation
I've yet to meet anyone who enjoys negotiating a salary. Sure, you like the outcome ... if it's successful. Talking to your boss (or future boss) about money is
Wise Words from Tim Russert
Last Friday when Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert died of a heart attack at age 58 the world lost a brilliant journalist and from all accounts, a wonderful
Ladies: Do You Wear Pantyhose to Work?
Good Morning America has been talking a lot lately about women wearing pantyhose to work. The discussion was sparked by a story about a boss who required his
Take a Time Out
If someone is awake in my house there's usually at least one computer turned on. My husband and I both check our email frequently. Neither of us owns a mobile
The Risks of Drinking With Coworkers
Buddy T, the About.com Guide to Alcoholism, wrote on his blog about a survey that asked full time workers about their participation in after work drinking
Reader Email: "I Want to Change Careers"
When I get an email from a site visitor who is dealing with an issue many other people also face, I like to feature it here. That way, in addition to helping
Best and Worst Cities In Which to Be Unemployed
If losing your job isn't demoralizing enough, now you have to feel bad about where you chose to live. Forbes.com recently published a list of the Best and Worst
Must You Have a Resume?
I just read Louise Fletcher's post, No, You Can't Do Without a Resume on the Career Hub blog. Louise, a professional resume writer, is responding to a post on
Behind the Glass Door
Before accepting a job offer, it's wise to learn everything you can about an employer. Of course you can do your research and dig up the facts and figures on
Best Cities for Young Professionals
New York City dropped from first to fourth place on Forbes' list of Best Cities for Young Professionals. Now in the number one spot is San Francisco, followed
Brown Bag It
Everyone is complaining about the cost of everything these days. Gasoline prices are higher than they've ever been. The price of groceries is going up, up and
Report Says Educated Older Workers Face Favorable Market
There's good news for older workers with college degrees according to a report from the Urban Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and
Best Cities for Older Workers: Is There Such a List?
I recently wrote a post about the Best Cities for Young Professionals. Lynne commented on that post, with a very good question. She asked What are the best
Could Your Name Get You Hired?
I just read a fascinating post on George Lenard's Employment Blawg. It discusses the propensity of hiring managers to hire job candidates who have names similar
Do You Blog, Twitter or Use Social Networking Sites to Help Promote Your Career?
I'm usually pretty fast to adopt new technologies, but I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that I've been slow to jump on the social networking bandwagon. I joined
Does Spelling Count?
Poor grammar and spelling errors drive me nuts. Now, I won't say I never make typos — sometimes I don't find them until someone points them out or I
Jobfox Introduces New Feature
Don't you hate it when you respond to a job listing by submitting your resume and never hear anything about it ever again? Did they receive your resume, decide
Getting Into Trouble at Work
Many jobs allow people access to information that is considered sensitive. Wasn't it just recently that some hospital workers at UCLA Medical Center took a peak
Get Career Information From Your Local Public Library
I don't remember who I was talking to the other day, but I suggested she go to the local public library for help with career planning. This person was truly
Returning From Vacation
I just got back from vacation and boy am I feeling stressed. I know — it doesn't make sense. I should feel all relaxed, but I'm not. I was very relaxed
What Salary Are You Looking For?
This is one of the most dreaded job interview questions. If you give too high a figure, you may price yourself out of a job, but if you ask for too little, you
The Employment Situation: Not a Pretty Picture
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor released its August employment statistics and things are pretty dismal. During August
Creating Crises Can Create Chaos for Your Career
There are things you can do to get ahead at work. Solving crises is one of them, but pick real crises. Don't create your own. Last week on Good Morning America,
When Things Are Bad ... But Could Be Worse
Last night my husband, my daughter and I were heading east on a very busy highway. We noticed that an accident on the westbound side had closed part of the
How to Improve Your Job
There's a great post by Liz Wolgemuth on the Inside Job, a blog on the U.S. News and World Report Web Site. Liz put together a list she calls 10 Great Things
Last week I was interviewed on Your Morning, a show on CN8. The topic was tech etiquette. Everyone is communicating via email these days. Most people have cell
Bringing Your Head to the Voting Booth
This has been a very long election season. It seems like it's been going on for five years. I don't know about you, but I am ready for it to finally end. I've
Using Your Network
Many people think about networking only when it comes to a job search. The saying it's not what you know, it's who you know usually refers to using your
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, people hold 10.8 jobs during their lifetimes. If you figure that people work for about
Men's Suit Drive
Do you have professional men's attire you no longer need? Men's Wearhouse, a national retailer, is conducting a suit drive this month and in October. They are
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of it, as I've done in previous years, I would like to highlight my article Cancer and Your Career: Know
Cooking Up a Career
I just read an interesting article about culinary arts careers in the Niagara Gazette. It focused mostly on Niagara Community College's food-related programs
I was watching The View one day last week and one of the hosts brought up a topic that has irked me for years ... wet seats in public restrooms. The men who are
Living the Map: 50 Careers in 50 States
When I talk about choosing a career I always encourage people to learn as much as they can about the occupations they are considering. This way there will be no
EUI: Emailing Under the Influence
It's Friday night. You had a miserable week at work. Your boss has been getting on your case and you spent the week just grinning and bearing it. Now the
How Much Sleep Do You Need and How Much Do You Get?
On her U.S. News and World Report Blog, The Inside Job, Liz Wolgemuth asks how many hours of sleep you need. In a post titled The Ideal Sleep: How Many Hours Do
What Do You Think of Your Boss? Really?
Tomorrow, October 16, is National Boss Day. What are you going to do to let your boss know you appreciate him or her? Wait ... do you appreciate your boss? A
Changes Made to the Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act, better known as FMLA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993. FMLA gives employees the right to take up to 12
When to Call in Sick
I was sitting at a small public gathering last week and noticed that the gentleman sitting in front of me had a bad cold. He kept coughing and sneezing and
Taking Off From Work to Tend to a Sick Relative
Whatever your politics, you have to give kudos to Barack Obama for his decision to take time off from his presidential campaign to visit his ailing grandmother
Monster on Demand
Monster on Demand ... it sounds like something someone dreamed up for Halloween, doesn't it? But no, it's a new partnership formed by cable company Comcast
What Gives You the Most Job Satisfaction?
It has been said that if you love your job you'll never have to work a day in your life. Who among us doesn't wish we had a job we loved so much that, if we
Surviving the Day After Election Day
Today is a big day here in the U.S. Unlike other things with such long run-ups, this hardly feels anti-climactic. I am thrilled to hear that people are turning
What's on Your Desk?
If a man's home is his castle, what is his office or cubicle? Since most of us spend a large percentage of our day at work, it is no surprise that we often try
Taking Time Away from Your Career
Many women, and some men too, take a hiatus from their careers in order to spend more time at home with their children. For many the decision is a difficult
Census Jobs Available
Every 10 years, as mandated by the Constitution of the United States, the population of the country is counted. Citizens are required by law to complete the ten
Celebrating the Holiday Season at Work
The holiday season, which it seems is beginning right now, was always such a fun time at my last job. You could find a tasty treat in the staffroom everyday. If
Should You Do Your Holiday Shopping at Work?
Like everyone else you probably have a lot of holiday shopping to do. Back in the day I remember spending my lunch hours searching for gifts at nearby stores.
Have You Ever Ended Up In the Wrong Career?
About two months ago I wrote a post about culinary careers. I reported on the significant increase in the number of cooking schools across the United States
Should You Get Professional Help With Your Career?
My local newspaper just published an article about the increase in the number of people seeking professional career-related help during this economic downturn.
Do You Have a Performance Review Coming Up?
Many employers conduct annual performance reviews of all their workers. A performance review gives you the opportunity to learn what you have done right and in
Don't Embark On a New Career Without a Plan
Do you remember when you had to write a term paper for school and your teacher made you write an outline before you got started? Since the library was one of my
Share Your Best Office Holiday Party Stories
You can't listen to a newscast or read a magazine or newspaper at this time of year without hearing advice about how to act at the office holiday party. You
Stick Together During Tough Times
The economic news and the employment news has been depressing and scary. I've hesitated writing here about the horrible unemployment figures, because why tell
Gifts for Your Boss, Employees and Co-Workers
Every year you wonder what holiday gifts to give your boss, employees and co-workers, or perhaps you wonder whether to give one at all. The first thing you have
Best Careers for 2009
Let me start off by saying I hate lists of "best careers." It's not that a lot of thought doesn't go into putting them together. Generally, but not
What a Mentor Can Do For You
When you are first starting out in a career there are a lot of things you don't know. You may have the training and education you need, but you are lacking real
Emailing In Your Sleep
Have you ever been so focused on your job that you even dream about it at night. When I'm particularly busy with work (read as "stressed out"), I dream
I hope you enjoy the holidays. For a few days, as you celebrate with family and friends, take the time to simply relax. Don't check your email for a day or two.
I Resolve to Stop Procrastinating
I don't usually make new year's resolutions. I know there's a lot I need to improve on, but I'm usually too overwhelmed this time of year to deal with that.
Setting Goals and Your New Year's Resolutions
After I wrote yesterday's post about my new year's resolution to stop procrastinating, I began to worry that I would fail to keep this promise to myself. I
Looking for Work? Consider Applying for a Federal Job
While companies large and small continue to shrink their workforces, the government remains on a steady hiring course across the country, according to
Unpaid Leave vs. Layoff
Media company Gannett is giving its employees one week off from work during the first quarter of this year. The catch? The week off is unpaid and it's mandatory
Celebrating MLK Day With Careers in Social Change
I meant to post this earlier, but the subject of my post is actually the reason I'm posting fairly late in the day. It's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and because
First Day Jitters
I wonder if President-Elect Obama (or President Obama depending on when you're reading this) woke up with butterflies in his stomach this morning. Isn't that
See the Big Picture
President Barack Obama "is a great career role model" says Working Girl blogger Karen Burns, guesting on USNews.com blog On Careers. President Obama
Fortune's Best Companies to Work For
Fortune's 2009 edition of the 100 Best Companies to Work For is out. In addition to viewing the entire list, you can break it down by state, pay and perks. By
New Job: Dealing With Practical Matters
When you start a new job you know you are supposed to be thinking of impressing your new boss and co-workers. You should be worried about getting started on
Job Loss Grief
When we think about job loss, our thoughts usually go to practical issues like paying the bills. Job loss also has an emotional impact as I learned when I was
You Can Do This Job in Your Sleep
I've heard people say I can do this job in my sleep, but I never thought that would be a job requirement. WABC News in New York reports that the New Museum is
Is It Time for a New Job?
Did you see the CareerBuilder ad that ran during the Super Bowl last night? If you missed it, the commercial gives you several ways to know if you need a new
Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Several years ago Lilly Ledbetter, a former manager for Goodyear Tire Company, filed a suit against the employer claiming unfair pay practices. She said
How to Market Yourself During a Recession
Getting a job during these difficult economic times is no easy feat but it's not impossible. There are companies that are still hiring, but the competition is
Tax Impact of Job Loss
When I first started working full time I complained to my dad about how much of my earnings went to pay taxes. He told me that paying taxes was a good thing
Do You Have 25 Things to Say About Your Career?
If you're on Facebook, you've probably received at least one 25 Random Things About Me request. If you haven't, here's how it works: one of your
Congress Passed the Stimulus Plan: What's in It for American Workers?
Congress passed the $787 billion stimulus bill on Friday and it's on its way to being signed by President Barack Obama. The bill, officially called the American
It's Time to Look for a Summer Job
Like every job seeker feeling the effects of the bad economy, students looking for summer jobs will be no exception. There will be stiff competition for open
Sending a Farewell Email When You Leave a Job
If you're fired from your job or decide to leave on your own, you'll want to let your co-workers and other contacts know you're moving on. It's likely you've
Women Allege Gender Discrimination in Lawsuit Against Citigroup
Everyone is worried about holding onto their jobs. How can you not be when all you hear about are layoffs? So, you worry about falling under the axe because you
Teen Fired for Facebook Post
A few weeks ago a friend posted on Facebook, while at work, that she had nothing to do and was bored. I thought to myself,
The Stimulus Package and Job Creation
We've heard how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the Stimulus Package, is going to create jobs — millions of them. You may have
February Unemployment Rate Rises to 8.1%
The economic situation continues its downward spiral. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the United States lost another 651,000 jobs in
Why You Need Your Own Email Address
A lot of people send me email from their work addresses and it got me thinking about something. With the uncertainty all around us, is that really a smart idea?
Today Only: Get Your Resume Printed For Free
Do you need to get your resume printed? Today is a good day to do it. It's FedEx Office Free Resume Printing Day. FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko's) will
Is This a Good Time to Go Back to School?
If you've been thinking about going back to school, read this interesting post on The Inside Job, Liz Wolgemuth's blog on usnews.com. Ms. Wolgemuth asked
Where the Jobs Are ... And Aren't
If you are thinking about relocating you might want to consider the Pacific Northwest or Texas. You should probably stay away from Florida. These regions boast
Tired of Negativity
One thing that has always bothered me is negativity. Excessive complaining just saps the energy right out of me. It really annoys me when people complain about
Sending Faxes for Free
These days who isn't looking for a way to save money? If you are in the process of looking for a job, this is particularly true. You certainly want to cut costs
Change is Good
I feel very fortunate to enjoy my work. I know many people don't. It's hard getting out the door everyday to do something you, at the very best, rather not be
Free Faxes: Take Two
Don't you hate when you tell everyone about this great product you found only to be disappointed by it? Last week I wrote about MyFax Free, a service that lets
I haven't worked in a library for about nine years, but I still consider myself a librarian. Maybe it's because I constantly use the skills I attained as a
Women and Men Are Equally Ambitious
Not so long ago, women didn't have the same career aspirations as men did. Young mothers, in particular, didn't have career advancement on their lists of goals.
Overqualified? Apply Anyway
Is there really such a thing as being too qualified for a job? You bet. There are employers who will turn you down if you have more than the minimum
Too Sick to Work
Have you ever thought about what you'd do if you got sick or had an accident and couldn't work? It's a scary thought but unfortunately it's the reality for many
CEO Shares the Wealth
Here's some nice news for a change. I just read about this on the Channel 7 Eyewitness News (NY) Web Site. The CEO of Bollinger Insurance Solutions in New
Mary Teaches Lou About Pay Equality
As a girl growing up in the '70s I admired Mary Richards, the single working woman on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Mary was, in her abilities, equally or more
Career Planning for Tots
I'm a big believer in early career education, but when I say early I mean middle school or elementary school. What do you think about teaching toddlers about
Share Your Real Career Story
Choosing a career is one of the biggest decisions we make in life. We want to make sure we choose a career that is suitable for us. After all, nobody wants to
Looking the Part
No doubt you've seen, or at least heard about, the latest video circulating 'round the net. It's the one of Susan Boyle auditioning for Britain's Got Talent.
Celebrate Earth Day
Like many people, I'm concerned about the environment. There are several things my family and I are doing to help keep things from getting worse. We use compact
How Twittering Can Get You Fired
I want people to have common sense when it comes to not doing things that can get you fired. Is that asking too much? It drives me up a wall when I hear about
Watch Out for Employment Scams
While doing some research for a project unrelated to this site, I was alarmed, but unfortunately not surprised, to learn about the growing number of employment
When to Call in Sick
Want to make your co-workers hate you in a hurry? Give them the flu. That will ensure they give you the cold shoulder — that is when everyone is well
The Second Edition of My Job Interviewing Book Is Out
I'm pleased to announce that my new book, The Everything Practice Job Interview Book, 2nd Edition (Adams Media) was just published. I wrote this book because I
Google Helps You Compare Unemployment Rates
A new service on Google lets you easily compare the unemployment rates for states and counties around the country. For example, the U.S. unemployment rate was 9
It's Public Service Recognition Week
This week, May 4 through 10, is Public Service Recognition Week. Sponsored by Partnership for Public Service and celebrated each year since 1985 from the first
Free Resume Copies and Business Cards at Staples
If you're looking for a job, you are probably trying to curtail your expenses. Staples, the office supplies store, wants to help you. They are currently
Nice to Meet You ... Mind If We Rub Elbows?
I went out to dinner with several friends a couple of weeks ago, just as the H1N1 Virus (Swine Flu) media frenzy ... er I mean pandemic was just getting
Getting Experience Early
When I was a high school senior I had the privilege of participating in a program called Executive Internships. For half of my senior year, instead of attending
Introducing New Career Quizzes
Have you ever heard about a job and thought to yourself I cannot imagine doing that!? That's happened to me more than once. For example, I can't imagine
First Time Workers Need Your Help
Do you remember your first job? It was pretty scary being the newest employee — and probably the youngest — in your workplace, wasn't it? Maybe your
Why You Need Good Listening Skills
As I mentioned in a post last week, I've been putting together a series of quizzes on different career choices. The underlying theory behind these quizzes is
Can Your Looks Ruin Your Career?
Actress Jessica Biel, in an interview with Allure magazine that appeared in the June issue, claimed that her looks keep her from getting good acting parts. Does
Would You Make a Good Psychologist?
When I was a teenager, one of my friends was a great listener. If you had a problem, she was the one you'd want to talk to. Not only would she listen to what
Stay-at-Home Parents Go Back to Work
What is a family with one working parent and one stay-at-home parent to do when the sole breadwinner loses his or her job or is afraid that it might happen in
Lost Your Job? Shout It From the Rooftops
Recently my child was diagnosed with a medical condition. Nothing dire, but something we are going to have to deal with over the next few years. At first I
When a Furlough May Not Really Mean Time Off From Work
Back in January I wrote about employers' use of furloughs — mandatory unpaid leaves — in place of layoffs. I conducted a poll in which I asked,
An "Accidental" Career Choice
Generally speaking, making a career choice is a somewhat deliberate process. It usually begins with a self assessment which is a careful examination of one's
Recession Boosts Direct Marketers' Sales Forces
BloggingStocks.com reported last week that Avon, Mary Kay and Tupperware have been seeing a flux of salespeople (Avon, Mary Kay See an Employment Boom, June
I had never heard of career camp until I came across an article about a culinary arts camp and a health careers camp geared toward middle school students in
Employment Non-Descrimination Act Reintroduced in House
When Title VII of the U.S. Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 it became illegal for an employer to make hiring or promotion decisions based on one's gender,
Should Having to Re-Train Hold You Back from Changing Careers?
When considering a career change, one thing that often holds people back is the idea of training for a new career. That can seem quite daunting particularly if
Be Careful With That Email
If you needed another reason to carefully proofread your email before you hit send, take a look at this survey sponsored by The Creative Group, a staffing firm
Can Unemployment Be Fun?
What an odd question! I don't know anyone who finds unemployment fun — stressful is more like it. Or if we're looking for other words to describe getting
What Not to Do When You Leave a Job
Perhaps I omitted an important piece of advice from my article Five Things Not to Do When You Leave Your Job. Honestly, it never would have occurred to me to
Would Your Hobby Make a Good Career Choice?
Last week a reader who is contemplating a career change sent me the following email (I've changed some details to keep things anonymous): I am looking to
Increase Your Chance of Getting a Creative Job
If you're an actor, San Francisco may offer you the best opportunities, but if you are a cosmetologist or hairdresser you may want to head to Vegas, according
Federal Minimum Wage Increase
Tomorrow, Friday, July 24, the federal minimum wage in the US will increase from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour. The change will affect only people who work in
One Way to Get Your Resume Tossed
I don't have to tell you how competitive the job market is. When employers post job openings they are inundated with hundreds of resumes. You can use several
Gotta Sing? Gotta Dance? Or Maybe Act?
Have you noticed how many celebrities there are who have no particular talent? Why are they celebrities? I have no idea. There are a lot of talented people who
Volunteering: Do Good, Pass the Time, Get Experience and Network
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Funemployment, a concept devised by people who decided to use their job loss as an opportunity to relax and have a good
Should You Follow Your Dreams?
If you were to ask me how to choose a career, I would typically advise you to go through a self assessment. This first step in the career planning process would
Radio Resumes Air on Local Stations
While running some errands last week, I half-listened to the voice on the radio talking about his qualifications as a graphic artist. As I began to pay closer
Help With a Bully at Work
I just received this email: I really need help with a workplace bully. I am pretty close to quitting my job because my supervisor turns a blind eye. Any
What Is the Best Way to Find a Job?
Today at lunch a friend posed a question to me. She said she had been hearing that 95% of jobs are obtained through networking. She wanted to know if I
Sue Your College if You Can't Find a Job ... What?
A recent graduate of Monroe College in New York City is suing the school because she hasn't found a job since she graduated in April. Trina Thompson hasn't been
Asking for a Raise in a Tough Economy
At a time when economic news is usually bleak, it was nice to hear that the average monthly job loss for the past three months (May through July) was about half
Got a Flair for Languages?
I'm planning a trip to Quebec City and I'm a little worried that I don't speak a word of French. I visited Montreal last year, and while the official language
Should You Choose a Career Just Because It's Hot?
There is an unfortunate number of people who are unhappy with their choice of career. My belief is that more people would be happy if they picked the career
Almost Done Living the Map: Worked (Almost) 50 Careers in (Almost) 50 States
Last October I wrote about Daniel Seddiqui who a month earlier began his quest to work 50 jobs in 50 states during the course of 50 weeks. His journey will soon
Stay-at-Home Moms: Time to Go Back to Work?
Many moms who take time off from work to be at home full-time plan their return around a milestone in their child's life, for example when he or she starts
Senator Ted Kennedy's Impact on America's Workers
As I watched and read the news coverage of Senator Ted Kennedy's death last week I was struck by his positive influence on the lives of American workers. He
Should You Try to Get Fired?
Several years ago I wrote an article titled How to Get Fired. I wanted to tell readers about the things they should avoid doing at work but was tired of writing
Ellen Degeneres' Words of Wisdom
I can't remember my college graduation commencement address or, for that matter, who the speaker was. Apparently neither was memorable. The Tulane University
The Unemployed Work the Campaign Trail
For many people losing a job is like getting sucker-punched in the gut. You are left winded, with both your body and pride wounded. Many people find themselves
References Available By Request
The days are gone when all you had to do to avoid getting a bad reference from a former employer was to keep him or her off your reference list. Although a
Looking for Facebook Friends In All the Wrong Places
Are you looking for more Facebook friends? Don't look in the executive suite. There's a good chance your boss doesn't want to be your Facebook friend. A survey
Kansas State Workers' Salary Online
In order to improve transparency into government expenditures Kansas recently put a database of the salaries of all state employees on its Web Site. While I
Would You Go Back to Your Old Job?
Liz Wolgemuth of the Inside Job reports that 40% of employees responding to a survey by OI Partners said they would rehire employees they laid off during
Exercise at Work
Yesterday I ran into a friend who fairly recently began working full time as a psychologist. She mentioned that a couple of months ago she had some back
Best Companies for Working Moms (or Dads)
Let's say you're a working mom ... or dad, since there's no reason dads shouldn't be as responsible for their childrens' needs as moms are. What
Wrapping Up the Week
As I sit here finishing up my work for the week I feel, as I often do, that I haven't accomplished everything I wanted to get done. There's always an additional
Repairing a Damaged Reputation at Work
A reader just sent me this question: How do you repair the damage you’ve done to your reputation based on after work partying? Shaking a bad
Think Before You Speak ... or Type
If ever there was a story that clearly and emphatically illustrates why you should always take the time to think about the ramifications of your actions, this
David Letterman's Workplace Affair
The media was abuzz late last week and during the weekend with David Letterman's confession that he had sex with women who worked for him. Letterman made this
Employers Have Their Eyes on You ... So Watch Out!
Online acts of idiocy — that's the term Forbes.com used to describe the things that get people into trouble on social media sites like Facebook,
Racism at Work
What would you do if a co-worker made a racist comment or told a joke that poked fun at a particular group of people? You might tell him or her you're offended
National Boss Day
This Friday, October 16, is National Boss Day in the U.S. As you read this, some of you may be thinking, "Oh, I have to go buy a gift" while others are
Politics and Work: An Explosive Combination
While I was at the hair salon yesterday one of the women who works there started offering some political commentary. When another customer politely expressed an
Social Networking at Work Costs Employers Big Bucks
So there you are at work with the computer right in front of you. The browser is already up because you were doing some research for your boss. What would be
Celebrating Halloween at Work
Because Halloween is on a Saturday this year, more parents will be around to take their kids out trick-or-treating. There's a flip side to this — since a
Looking for Stories About Nice Co-Workers
I had the tv coverage of the NYC Marathon on while I was doing some work around the house yesterday and I heard a reporter talking about a female runner who was