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Monday Motivation: Job Hunt with a Smile

Monday always gets a bad rap. The Mamas & The Papas sang about cryin' all of the time on Mondays, and The Boomtown Rats gave us the classic chorus I don't like Mondays (tell me why)… And The Bangles chimed in with Manic Monday back in the mid-80s. But forget all that! Here's a list of upbeat, potentially positive news from the world of jobs and job searching to help start your week right.  More »

Monday Motivation: The Brighter Side of Things

It's Monday. What better time to shine a light on upbeat, potentially positive news and happenings in the world of jobs and job searching? We hope these 'Monday Motivators' will help lift your spirits, or at least nudge them a little higher than where they are now.  More »

Survival Tips for Moms Returning to Work

Stay-at-home-moms (SAHMs) and work-at-home-moms (WAHMs) have a lot of obstacles to overcome when they want to (or have to) transition back into the workplace. As a former WAHM for 10 years, I've lived with those powerful fears that seem insurmountable and keep us from going back to the office, hospital, school, factory, restaurant, or shipping dock. No matter how much you want or need to make the transition, it requires a major cognitive switcheroo… and that's never easy.  More »

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Pongo continues to claim space in the social networking sphere. We are now active on two of the most popular social networking sites on the web! View the full post to find out more.  More »

Is 'Career Path' An Outdated Concept?

A recent Boston Globe article drove home a point about how the notion of following a particular career path is changing, if not outdated. In fact, more people have warmed up to the idea that changing careers is the better path, even if it takes a few unexpected turns.  More »

Check out These Company Perks to Perk up Your Days

Enjoying a friendly relationship with your colleagues can increase morale and decrease stress. But if you can't spare time in your personal life to hang out with people you spend 40 hours a week with already, here are some examples of the kind of fun that can be had during work hours.  More »

Jobless? Sometimes You Gotta Leggo Your Ego

Searching for a new job when you are gainfully employed can sometimes be demoralizing. When you're laid off, however, a job search descends into the act of thrashing about for a life raft. Your ego takes a hard hit and emotions can take over.  More »

Laid Off? Try These Short-Term Jobs to Bridge the Gap

Have you noticed how we're all enacting cost-cutting measures that might have seemed unnecessary a few years ago? We've shifted from bookstore to library; organic to generic; premium to basic; convenience to economy. And for many people on the burgeoning unemployment rolls, the list of must-have job criteria has dwindled to just one item: a paycheck.  More »

Bald Guys Are Beautiful! So Why Not Hire One?

An Associated Press story had me falling out of my chair in laughter last week. An expert - who just happens to be a hair restoration surgeon - says balding people are at a disadvantage in getting hired. What's the follow-up story going to be - a plastic surgeon saying people with large noses are also at a disadvantage in the job market?  More »

Will Your Sick Day Excuse Pass the BS Detector?

Employees have been faking sicknesses since before you or I were born. As a result, supervisors (like parents and teachers) have become skilled at recognizing when employees are legitimately ill, or just sick of work. This 5-point questionnaire can help determine whether a sick day excuse is legitimate or BS.  More »
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