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WSJ: Generation Jobless

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This morning’s WSJ contained the first article in a series this week on the unemloyment situation for young people. This morning’s article focused on young men between the ages of 25 and 34. The article profiled two young men. Neither of them had a college education (and one has a criminal record). I don’t envy […]

WSJ Report: Why Companies Aren’t Getting the Employees They Need

Monday, October 24th, 2011

From the main article in today’s WSJ “The Journal Report:” To get America’s job engine revving again, companies need to stop pinning so much of the blame on our nation’s education system. They need to drop the idea of finding perfect candidates and look for people who could do the job with a bit of […]

Study Finds That Promotions Are Often Based on Favoritism (Is This News?)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

I read on MSN this morning about a study that found that promotion decisions are often based on favoritism. I’m wondering why this is news. I mean, isn’t the whole point of pretty much every self-help management/career book and seminar to learn how to work in a way that helps you win friends in order […]

From Career Builder: 12 High Paying Bachelor’s Degrees

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Found this on MSN (For descriptions of the career, visit the article). One thing I’m not sure about is why they go the “flavorist” route as a career for someone with a chemical engineering background. My wife’s company pays a lot more than that for starting chemical engineers. Anyway, the list is interesting and is […]

Five College Majors That Could Lead to a Job

Monday, July 18th, 2011

One of my facebook friends linked to a Forbes article on the five college majors that could lead to a job. I took their graphic and tweaked it fit this blog: The last column represents the sales growth for that particular sector. Anyway, this is something you might want to show your college-bound kids.

Fins Article: What Not to Say in an Interview

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Fins website published a list of seven questions to look out for in a job interview along with what NOT to say to each question. The questions/topics that could be pitfalls to a successful interview: Tell me about yourself. For some reason the first part of this commercial popped into my head: Why do […]

8 Alternatives to College

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Beth sent me a link to an article she read about 8 alternatives to college to a college degree. Some of this guy’s alternatives are almost laughable: • Start a business. • Work for a charity. • Travel the world. • Create art. • Master a sport. • Master a game. • Write a book. […]

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