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When Employers Want Work Samples ... But You Don't Have Any

When Employers Want Work Samples ... But You Don't Have Any

How to present your work when you've got nothing to show for it

Some employers want examples of your work in interviews. What do you do when you don't have any, or can't share your work due to confidentiality? Read More »

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

4 Fool-Proof Salary Negotiation Techniques

By Heather Huhman Are you an intern, freelancer, or consultant getting ready for a new job? Congratulations! Are they asking you to work for free? Bummer. Unfortunately, some people assume that if you're not an official "employee," you don't need to be paid. Some people may ask to "pick your brain," for a... Read More »

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

9 Tax-Time Tips For Consultants And Contract Employees

By Justin Thompson Tax season is upon us, with less than two months to go until the April 17th deadline. Last year at this time I was a contract employee, and I remember the hassle of having to go through my taxes. I didn't know what I was getting myself into, but I did listen to my mother's sage advice... Read More »

7 Gigs That Make Good Second Jobs

7 Gigs That Make Good Second Jobs

By Debra Auerbach Perhaps it's to help cover your bills. Or maybe it's to seek fulfillment not experienced at your day job. Whatever the reason, if you are looking to get a second job, you're not alone. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 7 million Americans hold more than one job. Read More »

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

Success Story: Baby Boomers Who Found Work Post-Recession

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 »

My Unemployed Life Update: Without A Job, Who Am I?

My Unemployed Life Update: Without A Job, Who Am I?

Riding home after an evening bike ride, my friends and I were discussing their business, a local fruit and vegetable market that requires long hard days and nights to run. "Do you realize I've been there over 30 years?" my friend mused. "Why don't you think about retiring?" his wife jokingly... Read More »

Consulthing Group Needs an Ivy League MBA : Why?

Consulthing Group Needs an Ivy League MBA : Why?

A Westport, Conn.,Craigslist help wanted ad reads: "We are a Research Insights Firm looking for a recent graduate with an Ivy League MBA to review and interpret existing research for one of the biggest brands in the country." Was there ever a time in the business world when it was considered that a... Read More »

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