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Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?
Mon, 11/29/10 | 8 Comments
Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?

Profits Up. Unemployment Rate? Still Up.
Corporate profits in Q3 of 2010 reached an all-time high at an annually adjusted rate of $1.659 trillion. Try telling that to the unemployed.
The U.S. unemployment rate was at 9.0% …

I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it
Tue, 11/9/10 | 13 Comments
I Hate My Job! 55% of Americans Agree. Try These 5 Steps to Fix it

According to the Conference Board research group, in an article published by the AP, only 45% of Americans like their job, down from 49% in 2008, and 61% in 1987 (when the survey was first …

Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security
Sun, 10/24/10 | No Comment
Why Job Performance is Mostly Unrelated to Job Security

On my job security post last week, one commenter noted that they were surprised to see that ‘job performance’ was not on the list of 4 key pillars to job security. It was a keen …

The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?
Mon, 09/27/10 | 11 Comments
The Age of Disloyalty & Career Change: Should you Tell your Employer you are Changing Careers?

The Generation of Career Change
In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Service released comprehensive data regarding duration of employment over the past 30 years. The results show how short our working lifespan is at one particular …

5 Ways to Recession-Proof Yourself
Mon, 08/30/10 | 6 Comments
5 Ways to Recession-Proof Yourself

With duration of unemployment becoming the longest during any recession on record, the continued decline in the housing market, and the threat of a double-dip recession, people are justified in their concerns about their employment …

Unemployed? Many Hiring Employers Won’t Even Give you a Look
Tue, 06/8/10 | 25 Comments
Unemployed? Many Hiring Employers Won’t Even Give you a Look

The Huffington Post highlighted a disturbing trend that I feared might happen where employers are completely overlooking applicants who are currently unemployed. Disturbingly, they are notifying potential job applicants that they ‘Need Not Apply’ right …


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