With all of the socializing that happens during the holiday season -- the parties, the celebrations, the family gatherings -- there's a good chance you'll meet a few people you'll want to stay in touch with and maybe even one or two you think might prove useful in your job search in the new... Read More »
Wendy Doulton knows what it takes to land a job. In her 15 years of experience as a recruiter she's lead talent acquisition teams at Yahoo Media Group, DreamWorks and Google, and now serves as the principal of her own firm, Los Angeles-based Katalyst Career Group.
The most recent addition to her... Read More »
Everyone has experienced embarrassing work moments that they'd rather forget: inopportune trips and falls, unfortunate typos, Freudian slips. But admit it. Once the initial humiliation wears off, workplace mistakes are actually kind of funny.
Still, while it's virtuous to be able to laugh at one's own... Read More »
Work dreams come in many forms. There's the exciting "I finally got a promotion" dream, the awkward "I kissed a married co-worker" dream, and the boring "just another Tuesday at the office" dream.
And then, there's the kind of work dream that awakens us from our sleep in a cold sweat. The horrible "I drew a... Read More »
There are few times of year when I look forward to my daily commute more than I do around Halloween. There's just something about watching Marge Simpson check her BlackBerry on the subway or seeing a full-grown man walk into a downtown office building in a banana suit that is seriously entertaining. Read More »
The gum-snapper. The heavy-handed perfume-sprayer. The close-talker. Chances are, if you work with one of these "types," he or she drives you completely nuts. It's like how does gum-snapper not know how annoying she is?
But, that's the thing about pet peeves. While most of us are quick to point out the flaws... Read More »
The recession and concurrent spike in unemployment hit baby boomers especially hard. Since 2007, the unemployment rate for those 55 and older has more than doubled, and workers in this age group are also the most likely to be unemployed long term -- in 2010 nearly half spent at least 27 weeks looking for... Read More »
Last week, I was about halfway to work when I got a little cool, and decided to zip up my coat. But for whatever reason, I couldn't get it to zip, so I kept walking. About halfway to the office, I caught my reflection in a window and realized I couldn't zip my coat because it was on inside out.
I'm convinced... Read More »
Who wouldn't want to be a travel writer? They visit some of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world, and they get paid for it. Or a celebrity assistant? They get to hang out with celebrities!
The truth is that while these jobs certainly do come with great perks, even so-called "dream jobs"... Read More »
One of the main reasons to research a college before applying is to find out what life would be like if you choose to attend that school ... what your classes would be like, what kind of dorm room you'd live in, what you'd do on weekends and how far away from home you'd be.
But perhaps even more important... Read More »
Imagine that after a long day of work you're looking forward to a relaxing evening. You get home, put on your sweats, kick up your feet and turn on the TV. But just as you're starting to unwind, your boss walks out of your kitchen and asks you what's for dinner. Read More »
Each summer, Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" capitalizes on our collective fear of large, toothy fish with seven days of programming dedicated to topics like "Rogue Sharks," "Killer Sharks" and "How Sharks Hunt."
At the same time, however, the people at Discovery Channel want us to be realistic about the... Read More »
A long commute comes with an obvious list of downfalls -- super-early wake-up calls, unexpected traffic jams, the fact that it costs a half-a-day's pay to fill up the gas tank each week -- but according to a recent study by a researcher at Umea University in Sweden, there could be another, more unexpected... Read More »
The past few years have been tough for new grads, especially those looking to break into traditionally competitive industries, or industries that weren't widely hiring, like media, hospitality and marketing.
Despite the odds against them, though, these three recent grads managed to land jobs in their chosen... Read More »
Encountering a liar at work can cause all kinds of headaches.
Whether it's the guy who comes into the office every Monday with far-fetched stories about his crazy weekend ("I met this model, right ..."), the slimy vendor who misleads you into thinking that you're getting a deal on office supplies, or the... Read More »
Ask any married couple which spouse remembers family birthdays, when the car is due for an oil change and the name of that great restaurant they went to last week, and chances are both will say it's the wife who serves as the pair's memory. Read More »
It's tough to own up to a mistake. It's embarrassing, humbling and, often, there are consequences to face after taking responsibility for a wrongdoing. That's why, sometimes, people ignore or even flatly deny mistakes they've made -- even when seemingly caught red-handed -- hoping to somehow avoid the... Read More »
Some people just aren't hardwired for the traditional workplace. If you get bored easily, have many interests, like to take risks and prefer to make your own rules, then you may be one of them.
So what's an unconventional worker like you to do? Well, you can either suffer through decades of being someone's... Read More »
The NBA tournament champion is still being decided, but we can already pinpoint the league's winners in another area: salary.
According to DraftExpress.com, the league's 20 highest-paid players all have contracts worth more than $15 million per year. To draw a quick comparison, according to the most recent... Read More »
Dressing for summer in the office can be tough. Ninety-degree weather and a suit jacket don't exactly mix, but neither do guys in shorts and corporate boardrooms. Not to mention the fact that, at any given point during the summer, it's about 40 degrees cooler in the average office building than it is... Read More »