Geoffrey A Roth

  • Office Humor: Singing On The Job

    Office Humor: Singing On The Job

    After Memorial Day, our thoughts often turn to summertime, and going to work every day can be even more of a drag than normal. Being on the job can make us a little stir-crazy, especially in the summer. So, some people follow the advice from that old Disney song from Snow White - Whistle While You Work - and... Continue Reading

  • Four Great Presents for Graduation

    Four Great Presents for Graduation

    By Geoff Roth It's graduation season. For many parents who are celebrating their children's accomplishments -- and the fact they don't have to pay college tuition anymore -- it's also time to think about a graduation present. While presents range from the practical to the extravagant, here are some ideas for... Continue Reading

  • Best Places to Work for College Grads

    Best Places to Work for College Grads

    You've put the cap and gown away, you have the diploma in hand, and now you are asking yourself, "Where's a great place to get a job?" In today's economy, when a lot of recent grads are just hoping to find a job, that may seem like an unrealistic question. But it doesn't have to be. Continue Reading

  • Multi-tasking is the Name of the Game

    Multi-tasking is the Name of the Game

    If you think you are doing more and more at work these days, you are not alone. The good news may be that you still have a job. The bad news is you are probably doing more work, and more types of work, to keep that job. A recent study by Right Management, a division of Manpower Inc, shows that 80 percent of... Continue Reading

  • Some Good News as Graduation Approaches

    Some Good News as Graduation Approaches

    Last week, a study came out showing that the economic recovery may be helping those about to graduate from college, as more companies said they plan on hiring recent college graduates. This week, some more good news from the same organization, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Continue Reading

  • Getting A

    Getting A "Slice" of the American Dream

    Pizza ranks right up there with hot dogs as the quintessential American food. But, pizza has a long and deep history that spans the globe. For Scott Wiener, that history, combined with a deep passion for pizza, has led to a job many pizza lovers would love to have -- a pizza tour guide in the center of the pizza... Continue Reading

  • Some Good News for College Grads - Hiring Trends Up

    Some Good News for College Grads - Hiring Trends Up

    The experts keep telling us that all the leading indicators point to a turnaround and a slow end to the recent great recession. New figures out this past weekend fall in line with that trend, and have some good news for college students about to graduate this month. The National Association of Colleges and... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Freelance Cameraman

    Confessions of a Freelance Cameraman

    How do you handle a video shoot that involves famous people, a star of the adult film industry, and some contraptions you have never seen before? For freelance videographer Lincoln Wiese, it is all just another day's work with Howard Stern. Wiese started his career on the editorial side of the news world,... Continue Reading

  • Doritos Guys Make a Mark in the Business World

    Doritos Guys Make a Mark in the Business World

    With so many businesses going under in the economic downturn, it's rare to hear about a start-up business that is succeeding and growing. Especially when the guy who started it has no formal business education -- or even a college degree -- and is only 25 years old. Wes Phillips and his partner, Dale Backus, are... Continue Reading

  • Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Your College Resume

    Five Spring Cleaning Tips for Your College Resume

    It's springtime, and besides bringing thoughts of flowers and warm weather, for college students it brings thoughts of jobs and summer internships. A lot of students have come up to me in the past few weeks asking me to review their résumés. If they are sophomores and juniors, they are getting... Continue Reading

  • Second Career: From TV to Real Estate

    Second Career: From TV to Real Estate

    In these tough economic times, you will find a lot of people doing things they never thought they would be doing. Charlie Pfaff is one of those people. For more than 35 years, Pfaff worked in one industry, local television. He worked his way up from a salesperson at a TV station in Tulsa, OK, to senior vice... Continue Reading

  • The World's Best Summer Internship

    The World's Best Summer Internship

    It's spring break time and a lot of college students are thinking about summer internships. While those internships may bring to mind doing menial tasks such as fetching coffee for people you hope to learn from, there is one internship out there that takes the cake. The giant consumer goods company Procter and... Continue Reading

  • How Two Personal Trainers Became Self Employed

    How Two Personal Trainers Became Self Employed

    Josh and Jason York are personal trainers in their mid-20's who wanted to be self-employed. The costs of starting up a gym were too big to consider, so they came up with another idea instead: They bought a couple of vans, started calling themselves the Gym Guyz, and launched a business that brings the gym to... Continue Reading

  • Health Care Reform - What's In It For Students and Recent Grads?

    Health Care Reform - What's In It For Students and Recent Grads?

    The historic health care legislation passed by the House of Representatives late Sunday night has a lot going for it when it comes to helping out students and recent college graduates. Some benefits are pretty obvious, but other things that were buried in the bill could also have a big impact. Continue Reading

  • Looking to Fly Again

    Looking to Fly Again

    Having an unusual job can be great fun and provide you with endless cocktail party stories, but it can also make it tough to find work when you are unemployed. Just ask Bart Cornell. He is a helicopter pilot who has done everything from fly military missions to evacuate oil rig workers during Hurricane Katrina. Continue Reading

  • Millennials Optimistic Despite Grim Job Stats

    Millennials Optimistic Despite Grim Job Stats

    More than one-third of Millennials are unemployed or out of the workforce, according to a new report from the prestigious Pew Research Center. And, according to the report, the job market isn't likely to get better anytime soon for the 18-to-24 set. Despite those dismal statistics, Millennials seem to remain... Continue Reading

  • How They Got Their First Job: A Dancing Number-Cruncher

    How They Got Their First Job: A Dancing Number-Cruncher

    A business savvy dance major landed a job as a tax accountant for a major New York accounting firm, right out of college, in this job market. Wow! For Amanda Rack, a combination of varied interests, hard work, internships and good connections landed her that first job. Here's her story: Continue Reading

  • Why a New Website May Be Great for Job Seekers & Communities

    Why a New Website May Be Great for Job Seekers & Communities

    A reputable business website is reporting that AOL is about to expand an experiment big time. Business Insider is reporting that a community-based news website called Patch.com, which is owned by AOL, plans to expand from a couple dozen sites to hundreds across the country. Patch.com is a group of the web... Continue Reading

  • How Volunteering Landed Me a Job

    How Volunteering Landed Me a Job

    This is what Troy Tillis got out of working as a Peace Corps volunteer: a great job and a graduate degree. Tillis is a planning and performance analyst with the federal General Services Administration. He helps manage and analyze the long-term direction of a major federal agency. And he credits both the work... Continue Reading

  • Can the iPad Save Media Jobs?

    Can the iPad Save Media Jobs?

    Amongst all the hoopla about Apple's new iPad there was plenty of buzz that this oversized iPod Touch may help save newspapers and magazines. The New York Times even had a representative at the news conference where Apple unveiled the iPad. And when you go to Apple's website page for the iPad, the image in the... Continue Reading