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Advice for New Graduates


It’s graduation time, and thousands of new college graduates will enter the market looking for their first serious job. The local market is certainly better than when they entered college four (or more) years ago; the unemployment rate has dropped from 11 percent in 2010 to around six percent today. Graduates will have a diploma … Continue reading

Career Transition for Creative People


Carol Eikleberry, Ph.D, has written a career guide for creative and unconventional people. Her 2007 book holds up well over time, and should be required reading for workers or parents of children who considered themselves to be work challenged because they are creative. Eikleberry is a licensed psychologist who has studied creativity, been a career … Continue reading

Military Spouses and Portable Careers


Embed from Getty Images National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May.  This year it will be celebrated on Friday, May 6. The day was designated by President Reagan in 1984 to celebrate military spouses, the heart of the families who support troops during mission, deployment, and return … Continue reading

FlexJobs Releases 3rd Annual List of Virtual Companies


Embed from Getty Images Highlights 125 That Embrace Remote Work Computer/IT, HR/Recruiting & Education the top three industries for fully virtual companies Boulder, CO, April 4, 2016—For the third year in a row, FlexJobs, a virtual company itself, has analyzed hundreds of companies to find those that operate with fully or heavily distributed workforces. These 125 virtual … Continue reading

Explaining the Wage Gap


very year on National Equal Pay Day, activists recognize the point in the year that women’s pay catches up with her male equivalent. In 2015, Equal Pay Day will fall on April 14. The PR gimmick is designed to bring attention to the fact that women still earn about 78 percent of what men earn, decades after entering the workforce in significant numbers. Continue reading

Birth Order and Success


Embed from Getty Images April 10 is national Siblings Day. Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman is credited with understanding why your little brother is so annoying and why your oldest sister is so bossy. His best seller The Birth Order Book, updated in 2009, gives insight into how being an oldest, middle, or youngest child influences … Continue reading

Designing Your Workday


Embed from Getty Images This post was inspired by a Fast Company article authored by Thomas Davies. Thomas Davies is a director of Google for Work  and a smart guy when it comes to time management. In his Fast Company article, in fact, he disdains the idea of time management. “..because “managing” time starts from the … Continue reading

The Online Learning Revolution


If your goal is to improve your technical skills in 2016, you have a variety of affordable options. Online learning platforms allow you to access high quality courses at work or at home.  Most offer plans for individuals and business, so companies can take advantage of training that might normally be out of reach for … Continue reading