Month: September 2013

Going Through Doors

I’m a big Downton Abbey fan and recently read the interview its creator, Julian Fellowes, gave to Vanity Fair.  In it, the signal theme of the drama is described as “going through doors.”  Each episode’s story line involves one or more characters moving from one place to another, literally, figuratively and often times both. This

A Selfie Once a Quarter

Everybody from the Pope to Justin Timberlake is doing it.  Using a cell phone to take a self-portrait or what has now come to be known as a “selfie.”  Typically, it’s done to memorialize some special moment – a chance encounter with a famous person or a reputation burnishing event – so it can be

Visit the All New

Visit the All New Modeled after Pinterest, the newly re-launched offers four channels of information and resources found nowhere else on the Web. The channels are specifically tailored for: Job Seekers Career Activists Employers & Recruiters Employment Site Professionals. What will you find at There are: Books & Tools for job search

Model Yourself After the Old Fashioned Pencil

We may live in the keyboard era, but the lead-tipped, wooden pencil has long been a staple of American life.  It’s convenient, cheap and easily acquired.  The earliest versions, however, had a serious shortcoming; they didn’t account for human shortcomings.  That’s why the pencil became dramatically more useful in 1858, when a middle-aged stationer by

Look Around the Corner

The observation has been said so much, it’s become trite.  Nevertheless, it’s true.  Change is the new norm. What does that mean for Career Activists?  As Exercise IV: Increase Your Flexibility and Range of Motion in The Career Fitness Workbook indicates, you have to look around the corner all the time.  You must constantly be

Why Back to School Fails Your Kids (and Your Career Too)

This month, millions of American high school and college kids will head “back to school.”  They’ll be instructed in a staggering array of academic subjects but, unfortunately, also learn a lesson that will harm more than help them in their future careers.  What’s that lesson?  They’ll absorb the notion that their education is an episodic

WEDDLE’s New Guide Now at Amazon

WEDDLE’s New Guide Now at Amazon The eleventh edition of WEDDLE’s Guide to Employment Sites on the Internet – the book the American Staffing Association called the “Zagat” of the online employment services field – is now available at This edition is completely updated, so if you have the 2011/12 Guide or an even

The Twin Challenges of Ageism & Denial

A story in last week’s New York Times described John Fugazzie’s fall from employment grace.  A year ago, he was making $125K/year supervising dairy and frozen food purchases for A& P supermarkets and had founded Neighbors helping Neighbors USA to lend a hand to Baby Boomers in transition.  Today, he is 57 years old and