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How I Joined the Outsourcing Revolution

Mention ?outsourcing? to a programmer and you may as well be uttering profanity. The word suggests all the evils that have befallen the Information Technology sector since the Internet bubble burst a few years ago. We?ve been endlessly regaled with tragic tales of American companies who have closed up shop for many of their I.T. positions, only to ?offshore? those same jobs to programmers overseas working for less pay than their American counterparts. A brain drain is taking place in the once highly secure computer programming profession.

60 Hour Work Weeks - Can You and Your Career Survive Them

In the 80s while I was an account executive for AT&T most people in my organization worked normal (for then) business hours. By that I mean they arrived close to 8 or 8:30AM and left between 5 and 5:30PM. By 6 PM the office was empty. No one seemed to notice or care how many hours people worked. I had a boss nicknamed ?Dry Cleaner Sam? because they joked he was ?in by 10, out by 4?.

Who Do I Have To Kill To Get A Job?

I have had more than my amount of trouble in getting a job. I did everything I was supposed to do. I went to an Ivy League school, got a 3.75 grade average, and then graduated as president of his class. Then I entered the job market.

Reactions to Job Loss; Getting Past the Emotions

Without doubt, job loss through downsizing or redundancy, is a major event for everyone when it happens. Most of us invest so much of ourselves in what we do that job loss can take away our sense of status and belonging, as well as the routine and support that work provides. With our job forming so much of our identity, it leaves us feeling disoriented and lost - but it can also be a first step to positive job or career change. Everybody reacts differently in the hours and days following being told that they are to lose their job.

Can You Tell Me Something About Yourself!

Interview Question, "Tell Me Something About Yourself?"

Looking the Part

I don?t know his name and he wasn?t trying to be profound. A man who worked for one of my colleagues always showed in a shirt and tie with a simple explanation: ?if you look business, you is business?. His grammar was faulty, but his reasoning was letter perfect and so is its timing as young folks head into the job market, either to start careers or to find summer jobs.

Telephone Job Interview Preparation Tips


Job Search Blurts

I coined this word to draw attention to the nervous and apprehensive way of saying something in the job search that makes you feel like a buffoon. A "blurt" is a catchy way of saing: Gaffe.

Whats Stopping You from Getting Your Next, Good Job?

This question comes up often when I'm working with someone to help them move forward in finding their next job.

Ten Healthcare Fields That Cant Wait To Hire You

Healthcare is one of the hottest career fields in America today. The aging and retiring of the largest population segment in the country, known as ?baby boomers?, has left the healthcare industry racing to find enough employees to fill the void. Advances in medical technology and treatment are causing people to live longer as well. Add the fact many universities and colleges don?t have enough teachers to train new employees; there becomes a ripe market for healthcare careers.

Four Simple Steps To Better Results With Your Resume

Is every job description you read the same? No.

Hunting the Executive Head Hunter

5 tips to win over an executive head hunter or management recruiter

80,000 Americans Work in the Oil Change Industry

There is a huge shortage, which effects franchises costs in labor, availability of labor and quality of workmanship. For instance 80,000 Americans are in Oil Lube Facilities alone and over 50% are franchised lube centers. Companies like; Jiffy Lube, Lube Pros, Grease Monkey, All-Tune and Lube, Oil Can Henry, etc.

Finally The First Online Job Agency in Mauritius

Mauritius is a small island in the Indian Ocean with a population of 1.2 million inhabitants. It is well known primarily as a tourist destination. Its economy is based on 4 major pillars: Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism and Services sector. Unlike many other African countries,Mauritius political climate has been very stable. Moreover its economy has been booming and becoming more diversified in the last 20 years. The economy was traditionally dependent on Agriculture. Nowadays textile and tourism are the driving force for the Mauritian Economy. The labour force requirements of Mauritius had to accomodate with all those changes.

Common Resume Myths & Misconceptions

For the person crafting their first résumé the task can seem a little bit daunting, even a bit frightening. Human Resources [HR] specialists, résumé writing professionals, school advisors, and even friends and family members all have their say. When it comes down to it you must have a résumé you feel comfortable with especially since you will be the one to read it the most. Let's take a look at some common résumé myths and misconceptions you need to be aware of before writing your first résumé.

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