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The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World – When do we Draw the Line?
Tue, 10/12/10 | 289 Comments
The U.S. is the Most Overworked Developed Nation in the World – When do we Draw the Line?

We, as Americans, work too many hours. If you don’t believe so, check out the following data points that compare us to our peers around the world.
American Work-Life Balance

According to the Center for American Progress …

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 …

70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?
Mon, 08/16/10 | 15 Comments
70% of Americans want to be Self-Employed. What is Stopping you?

There’s a huge gap in the United States between the percentage of Americans that ARE self-employed and the percentage of American’s that WANT to be self-employed. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Percentage of Americans …

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 …

De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?
Fri, 05/28/10 | 10 Comments
De-constructing Society’s Educational Norms: Do your Life Goals Really Require a Traditional Education?

The validity of the entire educational system, and in particular for the purposes of this post – traditional public and private post-secondary degrees has been under the microscope much more in recent years. And for …


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