Don't get in a position later in life to say: "I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am." [Marlon Brando in the Waterfront.] Make smart decisions and advance in your career.

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Are Gov. Employees Making More Or Less Than Private Sector?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 12:15 AM | 2 Comments

Are government employees – federal, state, and local – earning more money or less than their counterpart in the private sector? I always thought folks in private sector were making more money. That’s the impression I get from the media. Articles after articles have been written about their pay. Brian S. Wesbury and Robert Stein […]

6 Tips To Help You Choose The Right Career

Monday, February 15, 2010, 4:36 AM | Leave Comment

The unemployment rate is still quite high, around 10%. Some experts say it will take some time that the economy rebounds. That means jobless rate will be up in the 8% to 10% range in the foreseeable future. You have been out of work for a year or maybe longer now. How about if you […]

Experts say: “Identify your ideal career”. I say: “Say what?”

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 9:20 AM | 1 Comment

This topic – Identify your ideal career – has been beaten to death. For most folks, there is no ideal career and no job of their dreams. They just wanna get a job and put food on the table for their family. You would think why you need another boring article about getting a job […]

5 Simple Changes To Your Approach For Finding Your Next Job

Friday, December 25, 2009, 4:40 AM | Leave Comment

I sincerely hope you have a job – like close to 93% of folks do – and are gainfully employed. But if you are still looking for a job and these days sometimes it seems getting harder and harder to get your next job, then you might want to follow some or all the 5 […]

AIG’s Benmosche threatens to jump ship – crazy Bobby baby?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 5:40 PM | Leave Comment

AIG’s Benmosche threatens to jump ship. Relax, will you? He is not committing suicide. He is not jumping OFF the ship into the deep water, although for me it would have meant off the ship. Leaving a job with close to $10 million in pay, I would have jumped in the water. Are you crazy, […]

Hiring Managers Struggle To Find Skilled Employees

Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:30 AM | 1 Comment

For some hiring managers, there is no recession, never has been. They are looking to hire employees, but they can’t find skilled candidates to fill up their open positions. That’s ironic, ain’t it? But why is that? With so many unemployed, the number is in millions including yours truly, and looking for jobs, how come […]

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

Saturday, October 31, 2009, 7:30 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, 12:00 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, 9:14 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, 6:00 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 […]