Job Searching While you Still Have a Job

I have a job. I have a decent job. So why on earth am I trying to do a job search in this lousy job market? Regardless of the economy, there is a point where you have grown as much as you can in your current job and it is time to start looking into other options. Of course you tend to have better luck when the economy is doing well, but just because your timing … [Read more...]

Fix it Nix: I’m Stuck in the Wrong Career

Dear Nix: I know I'm in the completely wrong career field. I do okay with it, get recognized and rewarded. However, it gets harder and harder every day to work productivity, which has never been great, has slowly deteriorated. I know I was born to do other things. I'm afraid my downward trend at work may be an unconscious attempt at … [Read more...]

You Try Working from Home

In today’s economy, it isn’t uncommon for people to have multiple jobs. Many people juggle two and three jobs just make ends meet. I am no different, except in that two of my jobs let me work from home. For some reason, people don't understand that concept. If I was working at Starbucks, people wouldn’t call me and after I said I was at work and keep jabbering on … [Read more...]

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek

A coworker first told me about The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss in November of 2007.  And I began reading it right around Thanksgiving; however, that was also during a time when I was having a lot of difficulty focusing on any book.  I had 3 or 4 or maybe even 5 or 6 lying around my house that I'd started and just never got quite interested … [Read more...]

Finding a Job in 2008: The Hunt

I've been a recruiter, professionally, for nine years.  Recently, it seems more and more people are asking me about the best ways to find a job or how to improve their resumes and cover letters.  It's obvious, no matter which political side you sit on, that our economy is taking a major hit.  Employers are beginning to lay off people, … [Read more...]