employment

5 Ways You May Benefit from the American Jobs Act

Details of the President's latest economic stimulus plan have been released. What's in it for small business?

Best Money Tips: Get The Perfect Freelance Job

Today we found some great articles on getting the perfect freelance job, donating clothes for a tax write off, and tips for getting and nailing a job interview.

Long Hours and Other Employer Demands

You probably know someone who works ridiculously long hours (or maybe you do yourself). But those long hours could be a sign of deeper financial troubles.

Turn Your Passion Into A Living

Finding your dream job or life's work may not be as hard as we all make it out to be if we decide to take action towards this goal.

5 Tips to Acing An Interview

If you're contemplating a new job search, you may be dreading the many interviews that lie ahead...And why wouldn't you? They're grueling. But before you work yourself into a panic

A Society of Fear

Society has been organized to make the wage slave/debt slave trap the default path for almost everyone.

How To Write A Resume: 12 Steps To Your Next Job

Self-promotion is not easy. Whether you're a high six-figure consultant, or earning $10 an hour in retail, you still have to talk about yourself in the right way. And one of the ke

Modern companies as specialized venture capital firms

In the old days, companies actually produced stuff. They invented it, designed it, made it, marketed it, and sold it. Although there are still some companies like that, they'r

Use Holiday Hiring to Get Your Next Job – And Keep it!

Looking for some work? Maybe a part time gig or a fresh start in a new industry? We speak with an expert who tells us what businesses are looking for in their next round of holid

What's an employee to do? Part 1

During the recession of 1990-1991, and the period of very slow growth that followed, it became conventional wisdom that it was wrong to try to retain key employees through a slowdo

The weird logic of economic growth

Ever notice that we have names for a period when the economy isn't growing (recession or depression), but there's no name for when it is growing?  If they call it anything,

Left a job? Do a rollover.

I saw this poster on the window of a store-front brokerage firm office near the grocery store.  Although the firm in question has an obvious self-interest in getting you to consoli

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

The Trouble With Women

HR Manager: "What's wrong with her?" Foreman: "Well, she's a woman isn't she?" This campy 1959 training film provides an interesting look at how women were perceived in the workplace 40 years ago. (Link) [more]

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

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]