Here is a comprehensive list of tips for job hunting in a recession like this one. For example - developing an online identity and using your resources wisely.
The principles of a business plan applied to your personal life - what lessons can we gain by looking at ourselves as a business?
Madison DuPaix from My Dollar Plan shared a very timely list with us today - 6 Job Search Tips for New College Grads. Madison discussed some things to consider as near-graduates or recent graduates begin their job search, or are already deep in the job searching process but have not yet found luck. It's a … Continue reading 6 More Job Hunting Tips for New Graduates
An interesting phenomenon occurs at the workplace when a recession comes sweeping through. Some people become hyper-motivated, ready to do anything possible to enhance the business, bring in work, and produce whatever "widget" it is your company produces. Then there are those who close up, become defensive and protective of their own work, worry too … Continue reading Don’t Play The Recession Victim at Work – Boost Your Productivity
Last week, I asked you - my loyal readers, to weigh in on an important issue facing any new parents. The question was simple - "Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work?" The answer was anything but straightforward. Your comments debated both sides of the issue, and brought up viewpoints I hadn't … Continue reading Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work? – The Verdict Is In
This is one of the most hotly debated topics in personal finance - is it more effective to be a one-income or two-income family? My own life is in that relatively early stage where kids are not yet a concern, but they are in the planning stages. Inevitably, the question comes up in conversation - … Continue reading Readers Weigh In: Is It Better for One or Both Parents to Work?
There are many potential reasons for working--from providing for family to funding a secondary passion in life. Have you ever considered what your reason is?
The last week ended, rather unfortunately, with a number of important people in my life being laid off from their jobs. I've decided to write a short piece today dealing with the emotional side of layoffs, for the person leaving, their closest family and friends, and those remaining at the office to deal with the … Continue reading The Emotional Impact of a Layoff
Layoffs are on almost everyone's mind whose work depends on the state of today's economy. Being laid off typically comes suddenly and usually without warning, although if you've been paying attention to the world around you, you have realized that you need to be prepared. Preparation means understanding what you would do after a layoff, … Continue reading Layoff Checklist
For whatever reason, this seemingly simple question has come up in conversation twice this week with two unrelated groups of individuals. During the first conversation, the tone was firmly set against vacations, with good reasons to back it up. In the second case, everyone was adamant that vacations were a must, with equally compelling reasons. … Continue reading Should You Take Vacations in a Bad Economy?