Posts tagged "unemployed"

2014 Career Tips

2014 Career Tips
  With 2013 over and a distant memory, its time to make 2014 a year of positive change and to toss out the baggage from last year as you make plans of action. You can’t change the past; you can only learn from it and make changes in your life that will translate into better... Read more »

2013 Job Resolutions!

2013 Job Resolutions!
With 2012 quickly coming to an end, leaving so many still unemployed and wondering what 2013 will bring, what can you do differently to get a job this upcoming year? Employers continue to look for people that fill their immediate needs and are mostly not interested in training. It is still an “employer-driven” job market,... Read more »

Looking for Free Office Space to Work?

Looking for Free Office Space to Work?
As many of you know who are working virtual, it is difficult sometimes to find a quiet area to do work away from your home that has an internet connection. I like working in Lincoln Park, but my wireless connection doesn’t work well here. I also like working in the lobby of the Public hotel,... Read more »
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Dismal Job Growth Figures Signals a Slow Down In U.S. Economy

Dismal Job Growth Figures Signals a Slow Down In U.S. Economy
The question we are all asking ourselves is, “Where are the jobs?” It’s been over three years since the end of the Great Recession and our economy continues to struggle to create new jobs. Obama-lead stimulus packages have not impacted the growth in the job market that he had hoped for to lift us out... Read more »

Emerging Mobile Technology Trend Conference: Networking Opportunity

Some of my best business and job leads have risen out of conferences.  It is a terrific place to meet leaders in your industry, all in one place.  There is a valuable event coming up you should consider attending next week.  The Connected World Conference is the premier event for networking visionaries and bringing together... Read more »

What's It Like to Be Unemployed?

What's It Like to Be Unemployed?
Most of us have been unemployed at some juncture in our careers.  Whether it was for two weeks or two months, it was a painful process not knowing if and when we were going to find employment.  Some had unemployment benefits to help pay the rent, others were forced to quit a toxic job environment,... Read more »
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(10) Recession Resistant Jobs to Consider When Looking for Work

(10) Recession Resistant Jobs to Consider When Looking for Work
After getting blasted on my last blog posting by suggesting that the government not extend unemployment benefits past 99 weeks, I now know that intense anger that the unemployed have in this retched job market.  I was called a rich bitch, insensitive, a witch, arrogant and told to “enjoy my turkey while others were out... Read more »

Why is the Stock Market Going up as Unemployment continues to soar?

Watching the economic strategists on Varney & Company on cable Fox news today as they all indicated that we would not have a double dip recession, I wondered how the stock market could rise over 600 points in the past few weeks with the job report this Friday expected to show at lease 90,000 job... Read more »

Is a Career in Sales for You?: (5) Criteria for Success

IBM, Kraft, eBay, and AT&T will always have a need for salespeople to promote their product.  As a job hunter have you considered a job in sales?  In this rapidly changing economy is it time to apply for a job as a salesperson?   I don’t believe in the myth of a naturally born salesperson. ... Read more »
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Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Is it still happening?

Sexual Harassment in the Work Place: Is it still happening?
Sexual harassment in the workplace for employees is still a reality for many companies in the United States.  The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) describes sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimation that is in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.    In 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court made... Read more »