Rules, Rules and More Rules


The rules in searching for a job (or landing that promotion, for those who already have gainful employment) continue to get more difficult.  Sure, the United States is seeing a supposed resurgence of employment in the first part of this year.  There’s been talk that the manufacturing industry even has a surplus of jobs – … Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful To Be Starting My New Job


For those of you keeping track, my new job starts in just six more days. I actually don’t know too much about what my working environs will be like going forward – except for my manager, I haven’t met any future colleagues, or even really seen the office space. Even so, I can anticipate a few of the things this new job will bring – a long daily commute, again being subjected to the schedule of others, and a (more strict than being at home) dress code I will have to follow, including shaving every day!

While I am certainly feeling some trepidation about starting a new job, there are a lot of items on the “pros” side of my list too. So with the goal of thinking positively, I decided to give you, David Letterman style, the Top 10 Reasons I Am Grateful To Be Starting My New Job:

A Bird In Hand


Just another update on Doug’s professional situation.

Just Be Yourself? A Middle-Ager’s Approach to the Job Search


It is a well-known marketing phenomenon that it doesn’t matter what your brand actually is, when compared with what your brand is perceived to be.

Personal brands are increasing in importance for the job seeker – the best wisdom says to construct your own personal brand. But why? And what should that brand be?

2010 Job Search, By The Numbers


I’ve compiled the numbers and done a quick analysis of my job search in 2010. Which major job search site is not worth your time? Does working with a connection at a company really help? How often do recruiters seek you out?

Not Your Father’s Job Search


Everybody knows that the Internet has vastly changed the way people search for jobs. Explore a little deeper into how things have changed – what the new “common wisdom” is, as well as some cutting edge ideas on how to land that job offer. But the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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