Why the Job Numbers Don’t Matter

We are getting used to the job numbers being incrementally better each month. But from a jobseeker’s perspective, it simply isn’t moving fast enough. The truth is, the job numbers, better or worse, don’t matter. Heidi Shierholz, using Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data, announced this week that, at our current…continue

Panic Attack!
     …the terror of an interview

AND 4 Key Components of a Job That Fits Jobseekers willingly submit themselves to what might feel like cross-examination and interrogation during an interview. I am certain that isn’t the intent of the interviewer, however, with so much at stake, managing fear and sometimes even panic, is critical. Panic attack?…continue

How Unemployment Has Changed the U.S.

I’m writing this on Memorial Day Weekend. We commemorate the people who have died to preserve our country’s freedom. Even during this time of the Great Recession, I am grateful that I live here in the United States. Do we commemorate or celebrate? Many of us will participate in family…continue

Is Our American Dream Gen Y’s Nightmare?

Are todays college grads sacrificing their future—because of our avarice? What is the American Dream? The American Dream is commonly defined as: The ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American. A life of personal happiness and material comfort as traditionally sought by individuals…continue

The Pain of Unemployment

The pain of unemployment has become a malicious and inescapable part of our national culture. It is a silent presence in every conversation every day—even if you are employed. Jobseekers carry the bulk of the burden as they try to cope with the financial, psychological, and social impact to their…continue