Month: May 2009

Let Them Eat Their Just Dessert

Honest, I’m not normally in the habit, but Saturday was a slow day … so yes, I did take a peek at the Miss Manners column while I was reading the newspaper. And, I was absolutely astonished by the first letter she discussed. In case you didn’t see it, I’ve quoted a part of it

The Great SCAM in Recruiting

There is a great SCAM being perpetrated in the recruiting profession today. Call it “social capabilities ahead of the market.” A legion of pundits and trainers have anointed LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter as the future of recruiting. That’s probably an accurate statement but widely misunderstood. These sites may be effective recruiting tools in 2014, but

The Job Market Fairy Tale

I recently read one of the seemingly endless news reports about how the recession is affecting those of us who are looking for a job. In the article, a worker was complaining about the number of immigrants in the job market, arguing that the openings should be reserved for “real Americans.” Disregarding the fact that

UnNatural Work Sells You Short

UnNatural Work Sells You Short You Can’t Find a Job With a Wimpy Career This is the toughest job market in 100 years, so looking for a job the old fashioned way simply isn’t going to cut it. What should you do differently? Visit CareerFitness.com to find out. CareerFitness.com is “your careerspace” for the 21st

We’ve Got Work-Life Balance All Wrong

With the economy struggling and organizations reducing headcount, many of us feel as if we must put in more hours than usual on-the-job. We equate job security with face time in the office and connect time on our PDAs and mobile phones. If you have any doubt about that, the next time you’re lying on

Jailhouse Jobs

An article in The New York Times this week notes that this Great Recession is spawning its share of throwback coping behavior. As it did during the Great Depression, today’s downturn is forcing some people who have lost their jobs and then their homes to seek shelter in the local jail. They commit a minor

Take Your Talent to Work Day

You are destined to be nothing special, so you might as well accept it. That was the message from a prominent career counselor writing in a major news magazine this week. As he blithely put it, “Failures may help you realize you are average; not everyone can be a star.” And then, just to smack

Take Your Talent to Work Day

Take Your Talent to Work Day You Can’t Find a Job With a Wimpy Career This is the toughest job market in 100 years, so looking for a job the old fashioned way simply isn’t going to cut it. What should you do differently? Visit CareerFitness.com to find out. CareerFitness.com is “your careerspace” for the