When Your Job Campaign Goes Extra Innings

Your job campaign is gong extra innings when you’ve been out of work over six months. That’s when interviewers start making statements like, “hmmm you’ve been out of work for awhile.” It’s like some of…


Strange Interview Encounters Of The Third Kind

IF YOU THINK REGULAR INTERVIEWS ARE CHALLENGING, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet until you’ve experienced other kinds of interviews: situational, stress, and behavioral interviews. Why have hiring managers strayed from just conventional interviewing? When companies cut…



Why temporary employment can be a win-win

Many of you who have gotten the axe often discover that your kind of fulltime position has vanished. That’s why temporary employment is a good option. You’re familiar with the same old story: You  probably lost…


“Strike While The Iron Is Hot”

THE OLD PROVERB MENTIONED ABOVE refers to the blacksmith sitting at his forge. If he fails to strike and shape the iron when it’s hot and flexible, the metal cools off and hardens. So the opportunity is…


Making That First Impression at Work

YOU LANDED A NEW JOB BECAUSE of that wonderful first impression you made at an interview. But don’t rest on your laurels. Now you must continue making positive first impressions with your boss, team members,…



Why Women Should Stay Working

The message for working moms from author Samantha Ettus couldn’t be clearer: don’t quit your job because women should work. Always. The author’s controversial new book has already raised some eyebrows among women who have…


Why Seniors Should Keep On Keeping On Working

FORGET ABOUT YOUR GOLDEN YEARS. Financial advisors tell older workers to hold on to their fulltime jobs longer. That’s because you’re living longer these days and can’t afford to retire at 65. You haven’t saved…


How Colin Powell Outperformed All of The Rest

COLIN POWELL MADE HEADLINES again today with some unflattering comments he made about Hillary Clinton and her husband in a leaked e-mail. While this post isn’t about today’s headlines, it reminded me about another Colin Powell…