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The Next 100 Years

Got to love the holidays, a great time to spend time with family, watch bowl games, read a few books and consider the upcoming year and what’s next. I read two interesting books over the holiday: James Bradley’s The Imperial Cruise – the story of Teddy Roosevelt and our relationship ...

Is Unemployment Fear Getting The Best of You? 10 Tips To Get Over It

In this slump, more jobs have been lost from the economy than at any other time on record. Broad chunks of once stable industries including automotive and publishing have simply vanished. Some estimates of the 'real' unemployment rate run between 18% and 20%. The numbers mean that one i...

Employee Optimism is Up for Own Jobs, But Same Can’t Be Said for Co-workers. Glassdoor Releases Q4 Employment Confidence Survey

Employees have spoken once again, and our Q4 Employment Confidence Survey*, conducted by Harris Interactive, has found that only 20% are concerned they could be laid off in the next six months – a rate that has fallen for the fourth consecutive quarter. Only 13% of those employees who wo...

Job Seeker, What’s Your Price Tag?

Dear Liz, I'm starting a new job search and the part that's throwing me is the salary history part. I don't want to share my last salary, which was low for my skill-set. I want to hear what they're willing to pay, before I say anything about salary. I've heard that you should wait until...

Yahoo CEO Gives Herself ‘B-’; 54% Of Employees Approve Of Bartz

Now that Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz has been in office a year, she felt it was time to do some serious professional evaluation. Well Carol, we couldn’t agree more…especially given that we did try to offer some helpful hints after former CEO Jerry Yang left office and you took the reins. Ya...

Interview Fright…How To Beat It!

Last week I was sitting at a Peet’s Coffee with a college senior who is graduating next May from my Alma Mater, Purdue, and she sheepishly asked me, “How do I make sure that I am really, really good in a job interview?”  I thought about it for a moment and then went into coaching he...