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’v

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.

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

Anytime someone announces that they're looking to hire, there'll be instructions on how to apply--even if nothing more than a sign that says, "Inquire within." Often, they'll want

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

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

Find work worth doing

I worked at a non-profit--a local nature center--over the summer of 1979.  After we wrapped up our main task, those of us who wanted to were allowed stay on for the few weeks befor

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

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--enoug

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?

I remember being just a tad bit smug when auntie Margie exclaimed that her favorite grandson was apprenticing to fix toilets at the age of seventeen instead of getting ready for co

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

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

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