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Career Advice – Oxymoron or priceless? Part I

| January 30, 2013

Speaking just for myself the only involvement I’ve ever had with career advice or career counseling is several decades ago when I was in highschool. In university I took some kind of ‘strengths’ testing but it really didn’t give me much guidance or reveal anything that I didn’t already know about myself. It seems to […]

Job Interview from Hell

| January 25, 2013

Most of us have had difficult job interviews – ones where the questions are beyond your ability to answer because you simply don’t have the technical skills or where a grim-faced panel of interviewers fires theoretical posers like “Where do you see yourself in five years?” at you rapid fire and barely gives you time […]

Unemployment 101 – Part II

| January 23, 2013

What would you think would be the most ideal employment (or unemployment situation) of all? Most people would automatically say ‘full employment’ which to the majority of people means zero unemployment. But in actuality that isn’t desirable at all. For a fascinating contemporary example you might enjoy listening to this Planet Money podcast about Williston, […]

Worst Job(s) in the World – Part III

| January 18, 2013

How can you, as a jobseeker, avoid ending up in one of these dangerous, disgusting, degrading or destructive jobs? First of all you need to make a decision about whether certain values you hold make employment in certain companies morally untenable. That will help you avoid the destructive jobs and I’m presuming that anyone who […]

Unemployment 101 – Part I

| January 16, 2013

You are probably aware at a societal level (and perhaps personally informed due to your current jobless situation) of what unemployment is but how much do you really know about the statistics that get bandied about very casually? Did you know there are actually different kinds of unemployment caused by different kinds of circumstances? And […]

Worst Job(s) in the World – Part II

| January 11, 2013

Last week I discussed two categories – which I named dangerous and disgusting – of the world’s worst jobs. Now I’m moving on to what I see as the two remaining categories – degrading and destructive. I think most of us can relate to the degrading category since we likely began our working lives with […]

New (and slightly improved) Job Boards Listing

| January 9, 2013

Now that it is 2013 I thought it was time to revisit my job boards listing and check that all the links were still working and make any required edits. These are the boards that I check daily and although most are fairly well-behaved a couple have some deficiencies that have made me remove them […]

Worst job(s) in the World – Part I

| January 4, 2013

All the pundits say we shouldn’t compare ourselves with others but perhaps when it comes to summoning up feelings of gratitude for our present jobs it is a helpful strategy. Here are some examples of what are commonly thought of as some of the worst jobs in the world. How does your job compare? Dangerous […]

Resolving not to resolve (or resolution making for real humans)

| January 2, 2013

If you’re like many of us when asked about New Year’s Resolutions you may somewhat flippantly answer that your resolution is not to make any. This year is the first time that I have come across quite a bit of academic support for this attitude from some sources that I respect and admire. Peter Bregman, […]