Tagged with Careers

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

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

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

Why Hobbies Matter


Gardening, home improvement, and crafts, of course. We still take on work for pleasure, of course, which is the definition of a hobby. Sometimes, we even monetize our hobby; Etsy is exhibit A. But for the most part, a hobby is something you do for love, regardless of how skilled you happen to be. But does what you do for fun matter to your career? Continue reading

Best Jobs of 2015


Each Year, U.S. News and World Report generates a list of the best jobs for the coming year. The occupations selected are those the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts will grow the most between 2012 and 2022. Those top 100 jobs, from the industries of business, creative, construction, health care, social services and technology, are then ranked based on projected openings, rate of growth, job prospects, unemployment rates, salary and job satisfaction. Continue reading