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Wonder Why there’s a Great Resignation Going On?
Maybe because it’s been a long time since companies actually valued their employees. Here’s one example: Better.com CEO fires 900 employees over Zoom Oops, maybe there is some justice: The CEO Who Fired 900 Employees on a Zoom Call Is … Continue reading
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The Great Resignation—Employers brought it on themselves
This says it all…
Why Getting Fired Isn’t The End Of The World
You never consider that it might happen to you, but getting dismissed from your job is a real possibility. Sometimes, it’s not even your fault. There are all sorts of factors that go into a potential job dismissal. Gross misconduct … Continue reading
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How to deal with the stress of unemployment
Make no mistake about it, losing a job and facing up to unemployment can be hugely stressful. It can lead to you losing your professional identity, confidence, routine and your sense of purpose. Not to mention the loss of money … Continue reading
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Age discrimination getting to you? Try these job hunting tips
Being a 50-plus worker today is tough. Being a 50-plus job hunter is even tougher. How do you get your foot in the door, much less get seriously considered for a position, in this environment? Continue reading
The Internship: a movie where art imitates life, and gets scary
The Internship, this summer’s movie that reunites comic partners Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson (see Wedding Crashers) is billed as a comedy and can be quite funny. But it also struck me as art imitating life, to a frighteningly realistic … Continue reading
Are College Degrees Worth the Money?
Some of the most basics beliefs of the American Dream have come in for questioning during recent tough economic times. One of those is that going to college assures you of a higher paying job than not going does. Continue reading
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How Useful Are Best Places to Work Lists?
Keep a list of those that sound like they might have jobs you’re interested in, even if you’re not looking at the time. This fits into tactics for what I call passive job hunting, namely doing the market intelligence work you need for when you do have to search. Continue reading
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Missing HoHos Yet? How about the 18,000 Jobs that Went With Them?
The brand likely will be bought by another company now, I’m hoping they change and cheapen the formula to make them less desirable to me. Continue reading
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Should Joel Ewanick Always Be Job Hunting?
The point is that everyone, no matter what level, should always be job hunting, always be thinking of a plan B should the job you have suddenly disappear. Even the mighty can fall. Continue reading