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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Summer Jobs

It looks like this year summer jobs will be even harder to come by for young people. Maybe someone should have told this to the young clerk at General Cleaners in Easthampton, MA. I went in to pick up my dry cleaning today only to find that the pants that go with my suit are no […]

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Are You Sabatoging Your Employees?

On the way home from Houston on Saturday we had a short layover in Cleveland. Given the fact that there was only one "fast food" place in the terminal, we had no choice but to enter the long line for Pizza Hut. After a long wait, we finally arrived at the front of the line […]

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What are Soon-to-be Grads Waiting For?

With all the doom and gloom in the headlines you'd think there would be a line wrapped around the college placement office with soon-to-be grads. Not so, according to the director of college placement for a major university. I asked her if parents were calling to ask what the placement office was going to do […]

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College Grads Feel Like Dead Man Walking

Yesterday, I was contacted by CareerDiva, Eve Tahmincioglu, who is among many things a career columnist for MSNBC.com. Seems she had an intern, Katherine, who needed another perspective on how her story might end, (or begin, depending on how you look at things). Her posting titled, College Grads Feel Like Dead Man Walking describes exactly what many […]

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Hiring Outlook Bleak for This Year’s College Grads

Seniors graduating this year will get diplomas, but they may not get jobs. This just in from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a professional group that forecasts trends in the job market. According to a recently released study by NACE, employers expect to hire 22 percent fewer graduates than they hired in […]

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Helicopter Parents Hovering More Than Ever

It seems like the helicopter parents (those parents who hover over their child’s every move) are staying closer to their offspring than ever before. Concerns regarding the economy are turning parents into career counselors. Is this really a wise move? The last thing kids need to hear are their parents harping on them to find […]

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