Where to Find Insider Career Information

It’s easy to find job descriptions, but they don’t tell you what people really think about their jobs and employers.  Before deciding to pursue a career or accept a position, you should hear from the people who’ve actually been there.  Several websites allow people to write honestly about their career experiences and submit employer reviews.  Read More …

New Book Helps Job-Seekers Crack the New Market

There’s no question that the world of work is changing. Secure jobs with great benefits are on the decline, while white-collar workers scramble for the good positions that remain. Cracking the New Job Market, by William Holland, offers seven rules for navigating today’s unstable market. The book offers practical advice, particularly in the area of Read More …

Sites to Help You Choose a College or Grad Program

Choosing a college or graduate program involves consideration of many factors, including tuition and program rankings.  If you want free information about thousands of colleges and graduate schools, try the following sites. US News Rankings Each year, US News ranks colleges and graduate programs.  In addition to U.S. schools, the site also ranks the world’s Read More …

Book Review: Indispensable by Monday

I just finished reading Indispensable by Monday, a new book about profit producing behaviors employees can use to help their companies and themselves.  Author Larry Myler is the CEO of More or Less, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in profit enhancement. For the book, Myler surveyed 1800 corporate leaders about what makes an employee Read More …

A Warning Against Online Resume Critiques

I recently received a free online resume critique. I got what I paid for with this particular service, because the “specialist” assigned to my resume obviously did not read it thoroughly. I caution college students, career changers and recent graduates from seeking online critiques (free or paid) because the reviewers may not read it with Read More …