Job Security: BEWARE and Vet the Company!

Unconscionable treatment of job candidates this week has made me angry and determined. Note: The names and places have been changed. Client One: Tony After numerous Skype and lengthy phone interviews, Tony was invited out for a face-to-face interview. Salary requirements and other contract expectations had been discussed. The reputable…continue

Is the U.S. in economic recovery?

The “job numbers” came out recently and I’ve been scrutinizing them with great interest. What seems like a better and better picture doesn’t reflect the reality of jobseekers in the “real world.” I decided to ask some questions, go back to basics and review the current news in light of…continue

Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 3 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 3: How to survive and thrive in a global economy. PART 1: Which is better—Large U.S. Corporations or Small to Medium Enterprises? PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national…continue

Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 2 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national economy. For better or worse, this change is happening quickly and will dramatically impact employment opportunities. Personal financial security will rest, in large…continue

Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 1 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 1: Which is better—Large U.S. Corporations or Small to Medium Enterprises? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national economy. For better or worse, this change is happening quickly and will dramatically impact employment opportunities. Personal financial security will rest,…continue

Why the Job Numbers Don’t Matter

We are getting used to the job numbers being incrementally better each month. But from a jobseeker’s perspective, it simply isn’t moving fast enough. The truth is, the job numbers, better or worse, don’t matter. Heidi Shierholz, using Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data, announced this week that, at our current…continue

The Long-Lasting Effects of Long-Term Unemployment

Big corporations want and buy big government through PACs and lobbyists. Now our big government looks just like the corporations: massive, dysfunctional, lethargic—and greedy. All in a global environment that favors speed, agility, and innovation. * * * Meet Malana Today I spoke to a former long-term unemployed person. Let’s…continue