First off, I have to say that I am not a big fan of reality shows, which usually are not anywhere close to being "real." And, I am not exactly the right demographic for any kind of show on MTV. But, MTV debuted a new reality show this month called "Hired!" that is as slickly produced as any reality show, but... Read More »
It's the season of "The Lists" for college graduates. During graduation time, lots of lists come out of the top companies looking to hire recent graduates.
Recently I wrote a column about Experience.com's list of best places for college grads to work, which also were looking to hire people. Now, the website... Read More »
By Geoff Roth
When most students look for a job while in school or during the summer, they feel lucky these days if they land anything, even if it slinging fries at the local fast food joint.
But, there are some student jobs out there that are dreams-come-true for the lucky students who can land them. Read More »
By Geoff Roth
Last week we took a look at customer horror stories that would make many workers want to throw in the towel after having to deal with them. Time now to turn the tables, and look at some videos of customer-service horror stories. After looking at these, you may question that old adage, "The customer... Read More »
Having to go to work during the summer is bad enough, but when you have to deal with angry, nutty customers on the job, it might just have you saying, "I don't get paid enough to do this!"
For your viewing enjoyment, I've compiled some great caught-on-tape moments of people having to deal with... Read More »
Let's face it, summertime is a time when most of us would rather be out frolicking than working in an office or looking for a job. Thanks to the wonders of video cameras and office surveillance, some funny work-related stuff is caught on tape or created by workers looking for a little work time diversion.
So -... Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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. Read More »
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... Read More »
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). Read More »
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... Read More »
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... Read More »
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,... Read More »