Archive for June, 2009

Hot Summer Jobs in the Hospitality Industry

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A very wise person once said, “Hospitality jobs call for hospitable people…and in the ever-present state of the economy, friendly folks are needed more than ever.” (I couldn’t agree more.) With unemployment on the rise, the work force is in desperate need of more hospitable faces to persevere through these tough times. Continue reading ‘Hot Summer Jobs in the Hospitality Industry’

Facebook Got Me Fired Before I was Even Hired

danny-0509The Dangers of Social Networking Websites While on the Job Hunt

So you stayed up all night perfecting the music loop of Beyonce’s All the Single Ladies and adding a nice starry background to your MySpace page.  Luckily, you only need a couple of hours of sleep and prep time to be fresh for your interview tomorrow, right?
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Don’t be Snake Bitten – Get a Grip on COBRA

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Losing a job can be a traumatizing episode in life but the notion of losing your medical benefits and becoming ill, or involved in some sort of unexpected accident, can be cataclysmic.  The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (or COBRA as it’s more widely known) of 1985, was brought to life to equip those who lose their jobs and medical benefits with a viable option to avoid such situations. Continue reading ‘Don’t be Snake Bitten – Get a Grip on COBRA’

Saving Your Assets in a Down Market

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Times are tough and you are confronted with the grim reality of a layoff for your employees.  You can’t keep staff at the current level and survive the expense, but your business depends on the expertise and talent of your employees.  What do you do?  As one employer said to me, “I’ve gotten rid of the chaff, these people are my core!  When work picks back up, I won’t be able to compete without them.  If they go, my business goes!” Continue reading ‘Saving Your Assets in a Down Market’

Pink Slip Rebound

Re-branding your skill sets after the pink slip. aleesa-j-0209

Are you tired of being unemployed? Have you been laid off, gone on multiple interviews and no response? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then you would probably agree that it’s time for a big fat change. Continue reading ‘Pink Slip Rebound’