October 19, 2010

How To Make More Money

Not all job hunters are unemployed or even unhappy in their chosen professions. Some, and you might be one of them, are simply interested in finding a more lucrative position. Maybe your job today doesn’t allow you to easily make ends meet. Maybe you’d like to save up for important expenses, like college educations for […]

September 7, 2010

How to Apply for Jobs via Email

These days, more and more companies are asking applicants to use email, rather than mailing a resume and cover letter. Some employers even have online forms, so you simply fill in the boxes to apply. But what if you’re just asked to submit your application to an email address? It’s one of the most commonly […]

July 12, 2010

What is Work Ethic?

I’ve been thinking about work ethic lately and what it means to different people. When I lead workshops on combating age bias, middle-aged workers almost invariably raise the subject of work ethic. As in: We have it and younger workers don’t. And yet, I sometimes hear young managers complain about duffers who sit around waiting […]

April 19, 2010

Layoffs as a Strategic Tool

When I first started career counseling, 25 long years ago, layoffs were still viewed as emergency procedures, to be undertaken only under the direst of circumstances. Companies feared negative publicity for kicking people out of the workplace, not to mention the public perception that they were one step from absolute failure. My, what a difference […]

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