Archive: November 2008
I enjoyed Paul Nyhan's piece in the P-I this week about how holiday traditions are changing in light of the recession. As Nyhan writes, "Goodwill is the new toy store, philanthropy is replacing Hanukkah presents and annual dinners are now...
Sometimes the federal government is helpful. Last month, for example, the U.S. Department of Labor compiled some useful resources onto a new website, EconomicRecovery.gov. What you'll find there: A guide to avoiding (or dealing with) foreclosure, including tips for talking with your lender, contact info for local...
If you're one of the many whose unemployment checks are about to run out, you've probably heard the good news by now: President Bush signed a law today that will extend your unemployment benefits seven more weeks. That should make...
The Obama administration job application: Is keeping your nose clean online and off so much for a high-profile employer to ask?
How far would you go to secure the job of your dreams? Would you be willing to provide piles of personal and professional records, as well as those of your immediate family? How about all traces of your digital footprint --...
Whether they're employed or looking for work, everyone I know is buzzing about how they plan to trim their December holiday traditions this year. You might think that the person who suggests cutting back on holiday travel, menus, or gift exchanges would be labeled a...
If you're out of work and reading this post, you're in luck: There's a career fair from 11 to 3 at the Seattle Center today. You can register and get directions here. The dozens of companies at the fair span multiple industries and...
I have a friend in another part of the country who's been telling me for the past 20 years that, other than being a mom, she doesn't know what she wants to be "when she grows up." Along with many of...
As I mentioned earlier this month, this is the first election we're seeing work/life balance issues addressed in the economic platforms of both major-party presidential candidates. But do you actually know where Barack Obama and John McCain stand on flexible and family-friendly workplace...
Two news snippets really stuck in my craw this past week. (1) In the UK, the secretary of state for business and enterprise, Peter Mandelson, wants to scrap plans for flexible workplace reform. According to The Guardian, "he suggested that the government...
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.
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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