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Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere
Mon, 03/26/12 | 27 Comments
Gen Y & their Boomerang to Nowhere

The Boomerang Generation
“Generation Y” and “The Millennial Generation” are common labels for the generation of Americans born from the early 80′s through the early 90′s (no doubt a healthy proportion of readers of this blog, …

Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired
Wed, 11/16/11 | 11 Comments
Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired

A recent survey of 300 professionals involved in the hiring process indicated that 91% of them have used social media profiles to screen job applicants.
Amongst the three major social networks:
- 76% used Facebook
- 53% used …

Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!
Wed, 10/26/11 | 5 Comments
Speed Interning: Unconventionally Brilliant!

I’m not a big fan of extreme job hunting tactics, even during challenging times (like the Great Recession) when fierce competition makes it extremely tempting. Outside of potentially showing your creative side, some of these …

The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)
Thu, 10/20/11 | 8 Comments
The 10 Best Interview Tips (from a Real Interviewer)

Over the past year or so, I have dipped my toes into the interviewing process at my employer. Yep, I’m the actual real interviewer referenced in the headline. And I want to get real with …

Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?
Wed, 08/17/11 | 23 Comments
Emergency Savings: is 6 Months Still Enough?

I was perusing unemployment duration data on the BLS website recently (yes, this is what personal finance bloggers do) and noticed that in the month of July, the average duration of unemployment was up to …

Looking for a Secure Job? Start with these 20 Occupations with the Lowest Unemployment Rate
Thu, 02/3/11 | 10 Comments
Looking for a Secure Job? Start with these 20 Occupations with the Lowest Unemployment Rate

Job Security is something that we all strive for. But are any jobs offering it these days? Perhaps we can look to the very recent past to find out. Much like stocks, past performance isn’t …


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