Archive: May 2008
Babies in the workplace have been in the news a lot lately. Time magazine did a story on it at the start of the year. ABC's Nightline profiled a company in Texas that has a baby-friendly policy last month. I'm...
Career handbook after career handbook tells us that there's truth in the old adage about dressing for success. Come to your starched-shirt corporate cubicle job a disheveled mess and you won't be getting a raise any time soon. Wear sweats on casual...
In self-employed circles, everyone's buzzing about coworking -- renting out community workspaces, rather than working home all by one's lonesome. But putting on a pair of pants and fraternizing with like-minded telecommuters isn't just the domain of freelancers and small business...
U.S. News & World Report had a fun article on job burnout this week. Allow me to paraphrase their top suggestions for those looking to burn out in a jiffy: 1. Don't let on that you have nothing to do. Instead, bone up...
Memorial Day weekend has arrived, which means summer will be here before you blink. So if you haven't put those July or August vacation plans into high gear yet, it's time to get cracking. Leaving vacation days on the table should not enter your mind (ever), unless of...
Not saving enough of each paycheck? You're not alone. According to a Pew Research Center study released in May, 75 percent of middle class Americans aren't. What's more, our affluent neighbors aren't much better at socking away the dollars. According to Pew, "Nearly...
Shocking, I know. But those hoping to convince their boss to let them work from home one day a week or move their start time from 9 to 10 a.m. to reduce their commute now have more ammunition. An April...
Although I work from home now, I've worked in my fair share of cubicles over the years, as both an employee and a free agent. And for this former cube dweller, the highlight of the workday was always, without fail,...
This may come as a shock, but according to a new Pew Research Center study, only 13 percent of Americans say being filthy rich is a top priority for them. On the flip side, 67 percent placed having enough free...
Karen Burns is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl, a career guide based on her 59 jobs over 40 years in 22 cities.
Kristen Fife is a senior recruiter, career mentor, blogger and resume consultant based in the Seattle area.
Lisa Quast is a certified career coach, mentor, business consultant, former corporate executive and author based in the Seattle area.
Randy Woods writes about job-search tools, networking techniques and other tips to help you land your dream job.
Matt Youngquist is the president of Career Horizons, a career counseling firm.
Natalie Singer is a Seattle writer, editor and small-business owner.
Michelle Goodman is the author of "My So-Called Freelance Life" and "The Anti 9-to-5 Guide."
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