Category | Career

Leadership Is Everyone’s Job

Posted on 26 August 2012

Feeling like you have no say in your career? Feeling like a leaf drifting down a river, at the mercy of the currents, with no say in where you land? Feeling generally frustrated with your work? Like so many people today, these feelings may seem familiar. Increasing competition, technological innovation, and shifts in economic fundamentals [...]

Webcasting in Continuing Education

Posted on 24 August 2012

Webcasting would seem to be the ultimate panacea for busy professionals in need of continuing education. With the click of a mouse, one could attend a seminar anywhere in the world, interacting with experts and other attendees. The next best thing to being there in person–right? Many professional associations offer webcasting–live teleconferences broadcast over the [...]

To Degree or Not to Degree

Posted on 20 August 2012

As a longtime professional recruiter, I’ve often been asked, “How important is a degree for getting a better position?” The short answer: As important as you make it. Yes, there are headhunters who draw lines in the sand, unwilling to touch “non-degreed” job seekers. But that simply culls out workers who are less likely to [...]

New Graduate Salaries

Posted on 03 January 2011

The robust economy drove up salaries for the Class of 2010, according to a recent survey of 104 colleges released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The most recent graduating class saw, on average, larger salary increases than did the Class of 2009. Some employers are even reporting that students, who recognize [...]

Turning Your Hobby Into Your Job

Posted on 22 May 2010

Jim Hillestad, former VP of Creative Services at Chemical Bank, remembers the massive corporate lay-offs of the ’80s all too well–especially the day he was told to cut his staff from 38 to 15. Jim balked and, at 48, took a voluntary severance package himself. He never looked back. When some people lose a job, [...]

Current Free Agents

Posted on 17 March 2010

From Temps to Tops Untraditional workers make major headway. Dramatic increases in temporary, “free agent” jobs and a related shift away from traditional nine-to-five employment could be precursors to a change in the structure of the American workforce, according to a study by national staffing company Kelly Services, Inc. Before the economy stalled, a record [...]

Turn Hobbies Into Careers

Posted on 20 November 2009

Peder Nelson loves both skiing and mountain biking. So when it came time for him to decide on his major at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo., he quickly chose recreation. “I thought I wanted to work at a ski area,” he says, explaining that he wasn’t exactly certain of what kind of work he [...]

Community Development Careers

Posted on 17 November 2009

“This is the best job in America.” “I love what I do.” Ask people who work in community development about their careers and that’s what you’re likely to hear. It’s a field in which you can be entrepreneurial and ambitious, take risks and earn a living, yet feel fulfilled by knowing your work has a [...]

Best Jobs to See the World

Posted on 17 November 2009

Do you long for the glamour and excitement of the high-powered, jet-setting business traveler? Well, consider for a moment the peacefulness you feel in the airport departure lounge as you await your vacation flight to some interesting or exotic destination, anticipating the relaxation and the fun that lies ahead. Then think of the guilty pleasure [...]

Career Options in Education

Posted on 11 November 2009

Education Grads Have Plenty of Options So, teachers are ready, willing, and able to serve small businesses. Is there a catch? Well, there is a teacher shortage, and the U.S. Department of Education predicts that it will reach crisis proportions with an expected increase in students, and when teachers born during the baby boom start [...]