Archive: March 2009
Maybe we didn't need a study to tell us this. But now the Families and Work Institute has proof. The 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce that the Institute released last week found that for the first time in the...
Much has been written about the survivor's guilt that can plague those who have not been laid off. But rather than avoiding certain subjects (your trying day at the office, the tropical vacation you're planning) while chatting with friends and colleagues...
I've seen a lot of recent media coverage about taking an internship in a new field at age 40, 50, and beyond. As the thinking goes, if you're out of work anyway and looking to change careers, why not get...
Let's gloss right over the new state unemployment statistics released today and get to some positive news, shall we? Although it's little consolation for some, traffic congestion is down this year, presumably because of the high unemployment rate. In today's piece...
Speaking of households being turned upside down, you probably saw Sunday's NWjobs article about men being laid off at a far more rapid rate than women. As Patrick May of the San Jose Mercury News reports, in an increasing number...
I saw a TV news piece last week about the current drop in divorce rates, presumably because dissatisfied spouses can't afford the legal fees, the moving costs, and the price tag of living solo right now -- especially if one...
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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