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For college graduates who fear they may be trading their diplomas for Starbucks aprons, there’s good news and bad: Employers have hired 19 percent more graduates in 2011 than they did in 2010—when just 56 percent had locked down a job … Read More
“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be meetings.”
Thus spake humorist Dave Barry, and many of us would agree. But it doesn… Read More
Please Fire Me, by Jill Morris and Adam Chromy (Citadel Press, $14.95), collects dozens of hilarious vents from anonymous clock punchers forced to put up with various forms of crazy nine-to-five. Here are a few of our favorites:
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In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having built successful careers in another field.
Nowadays, mid-level career changers — such … Read More
Landing a new job can have as much to do with your state of mind as your resume. Use these techniques to ace your next interview.
Job seekers should consider a new mantra: “Give back, and you shall receive.” Including volunteer experience on your resume could help you land a job, according to a new survey.
Some 41% of nearly 2,000 professionals said that when … Read More
Speaking in front of people can be a rewarding and engaging experience, but it can also be terrifying. Public speaking doesn’t have to be traumatic, however, if you remember a few simple steps. Keep these tips in the back of your mind… Read More
As if hurricanes and earthquakes were not enough, employers stayed skittish amidst a deluge of bad economic news in August as the economy added no non-farm jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 9.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor … Read More
Lists help us remember what we need to do and make it easier to organize our thoughts. Lists also help relieve stress, provide focus, prevent procrastination and lead to a sense of accomplishment.
If you love lists and want to write them… Read More
There are times when a text message just won’t do… but how can you convey your congratulations or condolences if you can only manage a scribble? Hand-writing authority Rosemary Sassoon has encouraging advice for grown-ups. “You don’t need… Read More
If you feel as if you spend your life parked in front of a computer screen, maybe that’s because you aren’t relying on these simple tricks:
1. Get rid of bloatware — items associated with software you’ve uninstalled — and your PC or … Read More
Music most likely isn’t the largest factor motivating where you choose to dine, but restaurant owners put a lot of thought into what they play in their eateries. And according to Nation’s Restaurant News, if they aren’t thinking about… Read More