Archive: January 2009
The New York Times raised an interesting point on Friday: Although many employees at companies shedding staff like dead skin now find themselves saddled with two and three times the workload they once had, many others find themselves embracing the...
I'm not a smoker. Nor am I a fan of breathing in other people's smoke. But I found this news report on Friday particularly disturbing: "Smoking bans in public buildings, workplaces and at some outdoor venues are commonplace. Becoming more common...
Consult your media outlet of choice this week and you'll see or hear the words "history being made" no less than 500 times. Yet unless workers took today off as a vacation day or personal day, most will be toiling away while Obama...
Tina Brown seems to think so. "No one I know has a job anymore. They've got Gigs," she wrote on Monday in her Daily Beast essay "The Gig Economy." To back up her assertion that the recession has us all headed...
Speaking of surveys, there were a rash of them from outfits like CareerBuilder.com in 2007 and early 2008 saying that many workers -- especially parents -- would gladly cut back their work hours and salary in exchange for more quality time with their family, friends,...
After Friday's bleak Bureau of Labor statistics report (unemployment: new, improved, and now at a 16-year high of 7.2 percent!), it was refreshing to find a couple of hopeful nuggets in CareerBuilder.com's annual jobs forecast for 2009. Sure, there was the depressing news that...
"Research shows that about 80 percent of people who make resolutions on Jan. 1 fall off the wagon by Valentine's Day, according to Marti Hope Gonzales, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota." When I read this...
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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