Articles on Career Building

Book Talk On “The Offsite: A Leadership Challenge Fable”

The Offsite is a quirky quick read, a short novel by leadership consultant Robert H. Thompson. There are no talking animals or inanimate objects that adopt human characteristics a

Fantasy Football Leagues in the Workplace?

It’s that time again. Football fans are gearing up for the excitement of a new season. The rest of the world is prepping for how to deal with it. And Football Fantasy Leagues ar

Back to School: The Case for majoring in English

This time of year college recruiters and counselors at both traditional and online colleges are selling students on the 'majors come lately': Criminal Justice, Business, Child Deve

Book review: The Adventures of Johnny Bunko

Do you need a career guide? And, if so, do you need one written as manga? It almost doesn't matter--Daniel H. Pink has written one, and it's got enough good lessons packed into a

Resumes For Recent Grads: Translating Campus Experiences Into Real-World Skills

If you’re a recent grad, I hope you've snagged the job of your dreams with a great company, perhaps after having completed summer internships or cooperative work programs with your

Will Companies Ever Woo Again?

While the current condition of the job market is debatable, no one can argue the importance of feeling secure and appreciated in your current position. Many employees will agree t

Effective Networking in a One-Horse Town

Whether you freelance, run a small business, or just need some good, solid contacts for future career opportunities, networking can be the difference between being successful an

16 Ways To Get Money For Your Business

Former kid entrepreneur and now Chief Executive Officer of iContact (an email marketing company), Ryan Allis, has lots of ideas for getting money to grow a business. He’s

6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You

You’re scouting around for a decent job. While you realize that great jobs are hard to find, you’re avoiding getting into a position that really stinks. Here are 6 tell-tale char

Not So Straight Path To A Dream Job (U.S. President)

Once upon a time (aka when I was a kid), the job of U.S. President was deemed the ultimate career destination. Considering the careers of the current contenders (Senators Barack

Tips for Finding Legitimate Work at Home Opportunities

When you search for work at home opportunities on the internet, oftentimes you will find sites pitching programs that could make you thousands of dollars a week.  Usually these pro

Job-Search Romance

How is a job search like a romantic adventure or misadventure? Let me count the ways: nine. If you’ve ever wondered how to tell if a company is truly interested or just isn’t into

7 Great Jobs that Offer College Loan Forgiveness

Paying for a college education can last up to 20 years post-graduation. These seven careers are not only growing in opportunity, but they can som

Sit in on a Class at MIT for Free!

What do John Hopkins, the University of Notre Dame, and Osaka University of Japan have in common? They all offer free access to their online in

NotchUp - Get Paid to Go on Interviews

Do you want to be paid for going to interviews? A new Silicon Valley startup is doing just that! Read on for my impressions of NotchUp and details on how you can earn some cash by

Tips for Joining an Excellent Startup Company

So you want to be one of the first employees at the next Google? Read on for some tips to finding a great startup company to join and have a glance into the startup culture

Five Interview Lessons Learned from Horrible Interviews

Have you wondered why you were rejected from a job even though you felt like you had all the skills to do the job?  Do you want to improve your chances at getting the job you wa

Seven Tax-Efficient Perks to ask your Employer For

If you are doing a good job, your employer will want to keep you. And to do so, they know they might need to woo you or otherwise entice you to stay if your skills are marketable a

14 Behaviors and Attitudes That Can Drive Workplace Success

Ever wondered how you can influence your workplace and long-term career success? Here are 14 behaviors and attitudes that can make a difference.

Finding the Right Job: There’s Plenty of Phish in the Sea

My husband and I are no strangers to the job hunt scene. Before he was even out of college, we were scouring the newspapers, searching the onli