Articles on Career and Income

Turn Unwanted Electronics Into Cash With Gazelle

We all have a few old electronics lying around that we never use anymore. It seems a waste to just throw them away, but it often takes effort to sell them. Now there is a new ser

Book review: Reinventing Collapse

Do you think the United States is about to collapse? Dmitry Orlov does, but you don't have to agree with him to learn a lot from his new book, which is packed with useful tips on

Seven Tips for the Newly Unemployed

The unemployment rate in California surged to 6.9%, and that is equivalent to the rate in early 2003. Most news reports say that unemployment will probably go up a bit more in the

Create a Business Plan by Answering 4 Simple Questions

There are a lot of would be entrepreneurs out there with a great idea, but are afflicted with Business Plan Paralysis. Instead of shipping product, they're "working" o

The Federal Minimum Wage Increases This Week - Are You Getting a Pay Raise?

On July 24th, 2008, the Federal minimum wage in The United States will increase from $5.85 per hour to $6.55 per hour in accordance to the 2007 amendment to the Fair Labor Standar

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

Your Work or Your Life?

Today my friend showed me an article about a Toyota engineer who died from overwork. Apparently the 45 year old Japanese man was working 80 hours of overtime a week for two months

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

Money to start your business--without banks or saving

Suppose you and your friends all want to start small businesses. You've all got money coming in, you're all in a position to save up some capital, but it would take you a year

Beauty is in the Eyes of the Employer

It as been suggested that people may be splurging for cosmetic surgery thinking that it will give them an advantage in getting a job.

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

Book review: Happier

Here are two ideas you already know: You won't achieve maximum happiness by always doing the most pleasurable thing you can think of at each moment, but neither will you find it b

How to get rich by being evil

There are a lot of ways to become rich. Some people work hard and save their money. Some people win the lottery. Some people invent something wonderfully useful. An awful lot o

Welcome to the Real World - My Best Advice for New Graduates

I graduated from college just three years ago, so the confusion and anxiety I felt after graduating college is still quite fresh in my mind. I moved out of my parents' house a wee

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

Five J.O.B.’s That Aren’t That B.A.D.

Dream jobs and professional aspirations aside, sometimes it’s just necessary to go out and get a job. Any job. Whether you’ve found yourself laid-off, needing some part-time fun

Outsourcing Your Life, and Creating New Businesses

How much is your time worth? What if you could find a way to have more quality time, less work, and possibly a higher income? Or - what if you need a new business idea, but don'

Fund Raising Dos and Don'ts

After accidentally finding myself taking on the work of an International NGO on the fly in a foreign country, I learned a few things about fund raising. Here are some dos and do

Relax And Conquer

A recruiter friend once told me that a good manager is one who gets things done and honors appointments or at least calls and reschedules, but a true executive makes time for prior