Articles on Career Building

The Case for Not Tweaking Your Resume

You've written, edited, and polished your resume. It's taken hours, days, or even weeks and now you're ready to start distributing the resume to potential employers. Should you sti

Book Review: Excuse Me, Your Job is Waiting!

A few weeks ago, I won a copy of Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want from Consumerism Commentary (thanks, Flexo!). If the sign above describes your job, then this book is for you! [more]

A Journey to Vocational Freedom: Focusing your Dreams with Goals

Instead of a how-to article, or even a "Top 10" list, I want to tell you part of my own story. I've tried to put this into a list, tried to make it into something else, and I just keep coming back to the story. [more]

You’re Fired! 20 Signs That a Pink Slip is Coming

If you can answer yes to THREE or more of these questions, you may want to think about sprucing up your resume and dry-cleaning your best interview attire.

8 Good Reasons to Become a Contractor

There was a time, not that long ago, in which Americans would graduate from college, get a job, and stick with that job until retirement. For those of us who can risk a little more

5 Ways to Make Your Boss Love You

Figuring out how to interact with your boss can be difficult, especially in a new job. Follow these suggestions to make your supervisor adore you.

What you need to know about getting what you want at work

Yesterday, I had a one-on-one with my boss. I knew the meeting was coming up, and I also knew that my job had changed recently and I wasn't thrilled with those changes. So I did so

10 Important Signs That Your Job Sucks

As someone who has had to make the decision to leave more than one lousy job, here's my 10 signs for knowing when to leave. I don't take the decision to quit lightly, and I don't t

10 Important Signs Your Job Might Be Worth Staying At

So you don't have your dream job, and you're pretty sure you never will in your current corporation, but you're also not sure where else to go? You'd love to work at home but you'r

How to Get Fired

In honor of the recent end of my employment, I thought I'd find some good tips on how to... well, to end your employment! Here are some of my favorites from around the interwebs: Arrive late for work. Being on time is for wimps. [more]

When to Splurge: Resume Writer

There are times when spending is the same as investing. And when it comes to putting your best face forward in a job search, you should invest in yourself. Invest... in a resume writer. [more]

Want to land a good job? Learn to speak Ghetto!

Want a job that will earn you lots of money? A job that pays you to travel around the world? [more]

Is This Job Worth It?

This post technically isn't about me. It's about a friend, a lousy job situation, and soliciting feedback from our readers for a friend of mine. Tiffany is an engineer who works for a small start-up. [more]

Earn More Money by Demanding It

It can be very easy to be manipulated into accepting a lower salary than you are worth. Part of this is a lack of information - it's hard to know what a job should pay. The other p

How to Survive (and Thrive!) in a Job You Hate

There are a few people who manage to survive and thrive in jobs they really don't like. Here are a few of their secrets for making that hated job easier.

Quick Notes: A Bonus Holiday Bonus?

Did Santa bring you an extra paycheck this month? Spend it wisely!