Month: March 2013

Healthy Habits for Your Career

Here’s a startling statistic: in a bid to control health insurance costs, eight-out-of-ten companies are now incenting employees to stay healthy. According to a recent Aon Hewitt survey, 79 percent of 800 large and mid-sized companies are using rewards – lower health insurance premiums – or penalties – higher individual premiums – to encourage healthy

Young Men Are Falling Behind

Here’s another reason to attend the Career Activist Republic meeting on May 18th in Washington D.C.. Your son or grandson or brother or nephew needs you to. There was a sobering news story in today’s New York Times. Women are moving ahead in the current economy, while men are falling by the wayside. Women may

Correction to Phone Number

My face is an embarrassing shade of red right now. Thanks to the many email messages I received, I realize that the telephone number I included in the post below about the inaugural meeting of the Career Activist Republic is incorrect. It should be 203-964-1888. My apologies for any inconvenience the error may have caused.

First Ever Meeting of the Career Activist Republic

There is a common theme to many of the comments on this blog. While we are each in our own unique phase of career activism, we all share a commitment to its power and promise. That allegiance is the foundation for a community, and it’s time our community became real as well as virtual. Therefore,

Lean In-Talent Out

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has caused quite a stir with her new book, Lean In. While her goal is to empower women in the workplace, however, her advice has equal value for job seekers of both genders. She tells women to “lean in” rather than hold back if they want to

WEDDLE’s Job Alert

WEDDLE’s Job Alert For over 15 years, Weddle has published the leading guidebook to job boards and career portals. WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet is considered the Gold Standard for job seekers and career activists. In fact, no less an authority than Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute?, rated

A Machine Wants Your Job

The news this week was sobering. Corporate profits are healthy and hiring has flat lined. The stock market has reached its highest levels ever, and job security has tanked. What’s going on? The linkage between bottom line success and employment was severed with the advent of a global marketplace. As anyone with a pulse knows,

Why America’s Workers Watch Downtown Abbey

Why are so many Americans watching the British television series Downton Abbey? Sure, it’s a well acted period drama, but is there something more that attracts and fascinates us? Millions of Americans have been entranced by the ups and downs of an earl and his family and the servants who attend them at Downton Abbey.