career

I’ve Got Your Crazy Hot Job Right Here!

Where does a guy (or gal) looking for a career playing Guitar Hero begin looking?  At this website:  CrazyHotJob.com.  It features just one job a day, but it may be “the” job you’ve always dreamed of!  With numer [more]

6 Solid Online Resources to Help You Find a Job

When job searching, those who have access to the best tools can keep their advantage in a tough market.  Here are my favorite 6 online resources designed to help you find a job.  PC Magazine’s “The 20 Best Job Search Web Sites&r [more]

Lose Your Job Without Losing Your Identity

Getting a pink slip can cause more distress than just a shrinking income. It can also give you a sense of insecurity and may make you question your place in this world. Here are

Getting by without a job, part 1--losing a job

Losing a job is always tough. During hard economic times--when it may not be possible to find another job as good as the one you've lost--it's even tougher. Here are a few steps

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

Deciding when to follow instructions

[Editor's note:  If you recently lost your job, take a look at Wise Bread's collection of tips and resources for the recently laid off.] Anytime someone announces that they're looking to hire, there'll be instructions on how to apply--even if no [more]

Seven Tips for the Newly Unemployed

[Editor's note:  If you recently lost your job, take a look at Wise Bread's collection of tips and resources for the recently laid off.] [more]

6 Warning Signs that It Is Not the Job for You

[Editor's note:  If you recently lost your job, take a look at Wise Bread's collection of tips and resources for the recently laid off.] You’re scouting around for a decent job. [more]

Find work worth doing

[Editor's note:  If you recently lost your job, take a look at Wise Bread's collection of tips and resources for the recently laid off.] I worked at a non-profit--a local nature center--over the summer of 1979.  After we wrapped up our main [more]

What's an employee to do? Part 2

The trend toward replacing traditional employees with varying combinations of temps, contractors, outsourcing, and off-shoring is old news now.  That gives us a bit of perspective to look at the situation and come up with some strategies for emp [more]

Retirement on the installment plan

Among the fraction of the population who manage to put money aside, many view their investments through the lens of retirement.  They've got a number in mind--call it $X--enough that they never need to work again.  Until they've got that, the [more]

How to get a job--learn the secret from a bad movie

I've read a bunch of books on how to do a job search. They all talk about networking. They all talk about researching the company--knowing what they do and what they need don

Did I Choose the Wrong Profession?

As I do every Tuesday and Wednesday morning, I'm making out bills and balancing the checkbook and this morning I'm opening up a bill from the electrician for $3K for a days work, parts, and permits. [more]

NotchUp - Get Paid to Go on Interviews

Yesterday I received an email from my friend Retirement Hobo inviting me to join NotchUp . I was sitting there thinking, "oh no, not another social network!" Then I read the email in detail and it sounded quite interesting. [more]

Tips for Joining an Excellent Startup Company

When I was in college I interned for some very large corporations and swore to myself that I would never work for gigantic companies ever again. [more]

Five Interview Lessons Learned from Horrible Interviews

When I started blogging last year I wrote about the lessons I learned as an interviewer in the Silicon Valley.  Since then I have changed jobs and have not interviewed so many people.  However, my husband is currently in the midst of interv [more]

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 online databases, and handing out resumes to colleagues in hopes of helping him land that killer job. [more]

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 have a job, I've got some advice: quit your job. That's a bit [more]