Articles on Career and Income

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

Everything You Need to Know About Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located within a specified perio

How to Answer 23 of the Most Common Interview Questions

Here I present 23 interview questions you're likely to be asked, and how I have learned to answer them.

What is Your Best Interview Advice?

I'm personally horrible during interviews. I'm shy, humble, blush easily, and have a bad memory. I can never answer those "Tell me a time when you..." hypothetic

Pre-career advice

If you've got a living situation like most high school and many college students, where you'll continue to have a roof over your head and food to eat even if you don't

It's A Small (And Changing) World After All

It's easy to stick our heads in the sand and say that the answer to "Life, The Universe, and Everything" is 42. But we all very well know that the world we live in is

Is honesty always the best policy?

What do you do when you have problems at work, when you make a mistake, or when you're interviewing for a different job? How do you handle the workplace pressures and politics tha

Share your work horror stories!

Do you have a story about a crazy boss, co-worker, or customer? What is the most ridiculous moment you've ever experienced at work? Don't suffer alone, share your work horror stor

How to be happy

A lot of happiness (and unhappiness) comes from within. But there are other things that matter a lot: relationships, doing important work, living your life according to your valu

10 Keys to Great Management, learned from an inner-city mission worker

When my family and I volunteered at an inner-city agency, I thought I would learn about showing compassion, embracing diversity, and being grateful. The last thing I thought I woul

Defining Success: If You Don't Know What You Want, You Won't Know When You've Gotten It

When it comes to your life, what do you want? If you can't answer this question, you won't ever know when you've been successful.

Augment Your Income By Going To Nightclubs

Execution is the key to good business. Money-making ideas are rampant, but it's the people who actually take the time and energy to execute those ideas that are the world's

Job hunting: What is your dutch wife?

When I was in college, I worked in the computer center. When my boss wanted to hire a new operator, he asked a couple of us to go over resumes. That experience, which gave me som

9 (and a half!) things to do at work when there's no longer work to do (also good for a boring day at home!)

My job is crazy one week and snail-slow the next. During the slow times, it's easy to get sucked into the web, clicking from one page to the next, waiting for someone to have a fir

Your Personnel File...at home

Your employer has (or should have) a personnel file with your name on it; should you have one also? Theoretically, you should be able to access information from your file at the of

Google pays you $10 per business referral

Google is launching a business referral program, which means that you can earn $10 for every verified business listing that you send Google. [more]

Avoiding grass-is-always-greener syndrome

For a worker down in the cube farm, it's easy to see the dysfunction of your own company, and to imagine that almost anyplace else would be better. The thing is, companies are all

How to inspire corporate confidence

A recruiter friend once told me that working at one employer for more than 15 years was a red flag to his client companies. At best, the long-standing employee is seen as unwilling

Book Review: Ragnar's Guide to the Underground Economy

This book is exactly what the title says: A guide to living in the underground economy.

What Is Your Dream Job?

I honestly don't know what my dream job would be. I started with wanting to be an actress to producer (my last job squashed any glamorous visions of the Entertainment industry), to psychiatrist to writer and now...I don't know. [more]