Archive for: Career

How to Ask Your Boss to Work from Home

For today’s information workers, offices don’t make sense. Why commute in rush-hour traffic to sit in a cube and write, research, and make phone calls: all things you could do anywhere? For many workers, ending---or at least reducing---daily treks to … [Read more...]

The Colleges and Majors With the Highest Paid Graduates

Will attending an elite college like Harvard or Stanford result in a higher salary? (On average, yes). How much more do engineering majors bring home than English majors? (As much as $21,800 to start). Most important: How much can you expect to … [Read more...]

You Can’t Get Rich on a Salary!

It’s been the mantra of entrepreneurs for generations: “You can’t get rich on a salary.” Is it true? With scant exceptions, even top-paid execs, doctors, and lawyers make less than $1 million a year. And you can certainly grow rich earning six figures … [Read more...]

What's a Graduate to Do? Advice for College Graduates Seeking Jobs in a Bad Economy

To all the recent graduates out there: Congratulations. You have worked hard, and your accomplishments are well-deserved. Now, welcome to the jungle of reality. And this year, it really is a jungle out there. If you don't have a job lined up yet, … [Read more...]

How to Think Like a CEO

If you have ever aspired to run your own business (or an existing corporation), you may already be interested in applying the traits, philosophies, and leadership styles of successful CEOs to your career. But even if you have no interest in becoming … [Read more...]

What to Do If Your Employer Cuts Your Hours

Has your employer recently reduced your hours at your hourly or part-time job? You’re not alone. In this recession, reduced hours are affecting young workers more than any other age group. If your boss cuts your hours, it’s not an easy time to pick up … [Read more...]

Tips for the Under 30 and Underemployed

The media spotlight often shines on the unemployed, but many Americans under 30 face an equally frustrating problem---they have educations and skills but work in jobs below their earning potential. If this is you, the right combination of … [Read more...]

How to Stand Out in a Competitive Job Market

Anybody looking for a job right now knows---it’s a jungle out there. Unless you are looking in recession-proof fields, jobs are few and far between, and thousands of workers are losing their jobs every day. Put simply, competition is cutthroat. Don’t … [Read more...]

How Has The Recession Changed Your Life for the Better?

As I’ve said before, I try to avoid writing excessively about the recession. I don’t believe that ruminating on lost jobs, retirement savings, and credit opportunities will fix anything—let alone make us feel in any better. In fact, I think the media … [Read more...]

How to Manage Money When You're Unemployed

Are you out of work, short on cash, and wondering how the heck you are going to feed yourself or your family in the weeks ahead? Don't panic. Here’s how to develop a sound strategy for managing money while unemployed so you can stop worrying and s … [Read more...]