Archive for October, 2009

Down to the Bone

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Business is slow, profits are lean, and drastic measures seem necessary to keep going. Many businesses have laid off employees and are now operating down to the bone. Cutting hours or pay of essential staff may be necessary to survive? How do you pick? Ask the Magic 8 Ball or draw straws? Continue reading ‘Down to the Bone’

Sometimes Old School Can Still Be Cool

 

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This past summer, our nation celebrated the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. I can recall how proud everyone was to be an American at the time. We can still appreciate what an incredible achievement it was to land on the moon.

About the same time as men were landing on the moon, the process of job hunting included putting on a nice suit and going door-to-door, unannounced, to speak with employers. Continue reading ‘Sometimes Old School Can Still Be Cool’

Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?

aleesa-0509The ups and downs of a fallback position.

With a finance degree and five solid years as a financial analyst, Tamara did not picture herself working as a restaurant server again. “Times are tough right now, you do what you have to do in order to pay the bills,” she says with a shrug. Continue reading ‘Should You “Apply Down” for Jobs?’

Artistic Puddle-Jumpers

danny-0509Lessons learned from ingenious job seekers.

I want to share two of the great things I’ve seen on a resume and experienced in interviews recently.  The job market is indeed tough, but these people have made the challenge surmountable.  I’ve edited names of people and businesses for privacy. Continue reading ‘Artistic Puddle-Jumpers’