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Career Trends to Watch in 2011

January 13, 2011

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Happy New Year! Over the holidays, I spent some time thinking about the career trends that are most on my mind as we head into a fresh new year. Here are my thoughts, and I hope you’ll share yours in the comments. 1. The job market is not improving fast enough for most Americans. I […]

New Research on Millennials and the Great Recession

May 13, 2010

On Tuesday night I attended a dinner hosted by the Atlantic Media Company in Washington, DC, to discuss the results of the brand new Allstate-National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll, which offers a look at the economic experience of the Millennial generation. There were about 20 of us at the table, including representatives from government, think […]

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Tips for staying afloat in a grim job market

February 10, 2009

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If you walked around midtown Manhattan during the summer, you might have seen the financial executive, in his late 40s, who paraded around in a sandwich board declaring “Experienced MIT Grad for Hire” and handing out copies of his resume. A few months later, you might have come across a group of job-hunting, 20-something recent […]

Your career questions answered

January 7, 2009

Each month I’ll be answering reader questions over at ABC News on Campus. This month’s Q&A includes issues such as job hunting in a recession, job hunting in a new city, finding finance positions and assessing the value of internships. Click here to read the entire Career Q&A… Click here to submit a question of […]

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Essential Recession Reading: 5 New Articles for Young Job Hunters

December 18, 2008

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Yesterday I was a guest on NPR’s Talk of the Nation on the topic of “Where to Look for Jobs in the Recession.” Laurence Shatkin, author of 150 Best Recession-Proof Jobs, and I  shared our tips, and host Neal Conan took calls from listeners. Many listeners shared upsetting stories of layoffs and difficulty landing new […]

Bright Spots in the Bad Economy: 5 Places to Look for Jobs Right Now

December 7, 2008

There’s no doubt the big career story of the moment is the November unemployment report, which stated that the U.S. experienced the biggest monthly job loss since 1974. In total, we’ve lost over 2 million jobs in the past year. This is, obviously, very bad news for job seekers (although, according to Fortune magazine, slightly […]

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What are you doing to shine? 5 ways to stand out in tough times

October 27, 2008

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I was struck by the last line of a recent article in BusinessWeek about career strategies for a recession. The line comes from an executive coach who says: “If you can shine at this moment, you’ll shine forever.” That’s a pretty strong statement. I’m not sure if any one time period can define an entire […]