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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Summer Time…The Perfect Time to Kick Things Up a Notch!

Most people think of summer as a time to relax and enjoy the weather. This is exactly the reason why this is the time to kick things up a notch! Doesn't matter if we are talking about marketing, sales or even a job search. You have three entire months to move forward, while others are […]

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Secrets Unveiled: What Your Millennial Doesn’t Want You to Know About Their Job Search

I declared last week as “Get Your Kids off the Couch Week,” as a way of acknowledging the frustration many parents are now experiencing since their newly minted graduates have returned home. In today’s posting, I’ll unveil some of the secrets your kid isn’t ready to share with you yet. I don’t really want to […]

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Would You Like Some Cheese With That Whine?

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing how bad things are. This is usually said by those who would rather complain than do something about things. History always finds a way of repeating of itself. This means that we will eventually get ourselves out of this economic situation. But we […]

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Is This Kick Your Kids Off the Couch Week?

The honeymoon must be over. Within the last few days, I’ve had three parents contact me regarding their beautiful children. All three of these children come from middle-class families (maybe even upper-middle class) and have recently graduated from college. The kids are having the time of their lives this summer, even if they aren’t working […]

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Running of the Bulls American Style

A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey, 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. The sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they […]

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Return on Investment

I was at a friend’s house for dinner the other night where I met a young man who just graduated from a private college. Great guy. Bright, full of energy, strong communication skills. Yet, he has been unable to¬†to land a job in his field. His mother was rightfully concerned. You see, she and her […]

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Just When You Thought Things Couldn’t Get Worse

The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the¬†American economy shed 467,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, its highest level in 26 years. Depressing? Yes. Makes you want to ask for a life line. If only life were a game show. Many Americans are going to give up on their […]

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