How Unemployment Has Changed the U.S.

I’m writing this on Memorial Day Weekend. We commemorate the people who have died to preserve our country’s freedom. Even during this time of the Great Recession, I am grateful that I live here in the United States. Do we commemorate or celebrate? Many of us will participate in family…continue

When and How to Change Your Career

Change. It’s everywhere now. And is sure seems like many people are struggling to keep up. Many jobseekers are in shock as entire industries change dramatically because of technology. Some jobs and even entire industries are disappearing completely. People are scrambling to figure out how to repurpose their skills sets…continue

Is Our American Dream Gen Y’s Nightmare?

Are todays college grads sacrificing their future—because of our avarice? What is the American Dream? The American Dream is commonly defined as: The ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American. A life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals…continue

Underemployment

Underemployment: Is it an option?  Underemployment is a consideration for most jobseekers. Sometimes, it is a necessity. If you are underemployed, you may first think, “This isn’t so bad.” The job might seem easy compared to what you used to do. The hours might be less and the tasks might…

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Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated During Your Job Search The US government determines the unemployment rate through a survey of 60,000 households. They do not include people who are under-employed, part-time workers, or those who simply have stopped looking for work. So the picture is even more dire than the numbers! We know…

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Job Search Distractions

Job Focus vs. Distractions  Do you relate? It feels like it takes a lot more effort than it should to look for a job description that suits my experience, skills and talents. Once I find one, it feels like it takes a lot more time than it should to put…

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Success Factor?

Number 1!!!! Success Factor for Job Seekers As the job search wears on, it understandably wears us down! Many people lower their expectations when their efforts to find a job are unsuccessful. It’s not uncommon to hear mid-career jobseekers say, “I can’t even get an entry-level position!” That’s true—of course…

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