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Laid off? No job in sight? Joshua Piven to the rescue

Saturday, October 31, 2009, AM | 1 Comment

Times are extremely tough. Every month, folks are laid off in the hundreds of thousands. Losing job is extremely difficult, especially when it’s increasingly getting harder and harder to get another job. I just finished a book by Joshua Piven. The name of the book is “The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (Paperback)“. Joshua Piven has […]



Do you really have to follow your career passion?

Saturday, October 3, 2009, PM | Leave Comment

In these economic times, fewer of us are worried about being fulfilled and more of us are concerned about simply putting food on the table. But as switching jobs and careers becomes increasingly common, as a matter of fact, whole professions are disappearing, we are more frequently forced to ask ourselves if it’s our passion […]



In job searches, exhaust free options before paying for a pro

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, AM | 2 Comments

With job searches now averaging 25 weeks, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, who doesn’t want help marketing themselves? You can do that yourself. You would know it, one way or another, in a few weeks whether the free path to get a job is working or not. I personally don’t like the […]



Have flexibility and make good money in these jobs

Thursday, September 24, 2009, AM | 2 Comments

I know it doesn’t sound good. The unemployed can’t get a job whether the job environment is flexible or not. They just want a job. However, juggling kids, caring for aging parents, making visits to the dentist, enjoying a week of sanity at a beach resort, and rounding up the troops for a holiday meal […]



If you can write well, you can be successful Web freelancing

Friday, August 28, 2009, AM | Leave Comment

Many folks have been laid off in a variety of industries including media and advertising companies. It’s a bad time to get a job in any discipline. However, there is one source of writing projects that is actually growing. Hundreds of online sites, especially bogs, are popping up every week. Many of them are created […]



6 Big jobs remain recession-resistant

Wednesday, July 8, 2009, PM | Leave Comment

Because of this lousy market and the deepest recession in memory, every which way you look at it, jobs are being eliminated. It’s hard to think that there will be new jobs available. The Obama Administration says it is willing to provide money and other resources to create jobs in certain industries that were important […]



Job openings in financial-services are on the rise

Thursday, July 2, 2009, AM | 1 Comment

Many financial news and recruiters suggest jobs in financial sector are easing up on skilled job seekers. The improving financial markets and increasing investor confidence seem to be the main catalyst. Some firms that had laid off too many employees at first are now in a position for rehiring. Most desired are proven performers skilled […]



Pursuing Your Passion vs A Field With Job Security

Tuesday, April 28, 2009, PM | 1 Comment

Job security in this economy? Hard to come by, no matter what profession you choose. Even in good times during the good old days, it was not enough to pursue a field with perceived stability. You will want to pursue in a field you feel passionate about and can make a decent living doing it […]



Great Opportunity If You Are An Expert

Friday, March 6, 2009, AM | 1 Comment

As the recession continues to deepen, a small but growing number of people are taking their skills online, doling out expertise or performing specified tasks for a fee. Work at home sites are gaining popularity as people increasingly turn to the Web in search of work. Internet job-search sites saw a 51% rise in traffic […]



Losing Your Job Is Quite Fearsome

Saturday, January 31, 2009, AM | Leave Comment

It definitely looks like the Great/Worst Depression of the 1930s. You see long lines of the newly laid off at the unemployment office everyday. This month alone, several major companies, including Caterpillar, General Motors, Texas Instruments, Home Depot, Sprint Nextel and Pfizer brought the total of jobs shed so far this month to 187,550. This […]