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How Long Does It Take to Get a Job?

Roger Wright | Posted 09.07.2015 | Business
Roger Wright

You try common wisdom, like 'for every $10,000 in salary, the search takes a month.' That works for about 30 seconds, till you realize that it's ridiculous in so many different ways. Chief among them is that it discounts what is perhaps the single most important thing about job search: every single job search is different.

When Job Interviewers Say I'm 'Overqualified' They Really Mean 'Too Old'

Craig Giesecke | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Craig Giesecke

These days I find myself in my 60th year, living with my in-laws in Southern California as if I am a just-graduated 20-something, leafing through Craigslist and other sites looking for a job. The most frequent word I hear in job interviews is "overqualified." Wait a minute.

10 Best Cities For Post-50 Job Seekers

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM The good news: The unemployment rate for older workers is dropping. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it now ...

Semi-Retirement Jobs With Great Benefits

Next Avenue | Nancy Collamer | Posted 09.01.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Nancy Collamer If you’re thinking about working part-time during retirement, you’ve likely heard that finding go...

The Job Search Risk Factor

Roger Wright | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Whether you are looking for work, coaching the job applicant, hiring or leading the company, you have one common question. A question to start your conversation on The Job Search Risk Factor. What does risk mean to me?

Poll: Americans Reveal What's More Important Than Graduating From College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.28.2013 | College

In finding the right college, Americans care less about whether its students are likely to graduate, and more about whether the ones that do land a so...

Part I: Using Story as a Veteran's Job Search Tool

Roger Wright | Posted 07.01.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

Think of your story as the currency of your work search. And, in this case-the case of finding work -- the more of your currency you spend, the better. Think of telling your story as being the way you connect with an employer's need.

The Jobs Crisis: Nine Reasons Why It's 'Broken' News

Roger Wright | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Roger Wright

The soaring everlasting unemployment. Shattering dreams and killing souls. It's no longer "breaking news." It's broken news. Here are 10 reasons why.

Money Tips for the Working Poor: Exploring All Options in Unemployment (Part 1 of 3)

Ryan Mack | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Ryan Mack

So as the demand for low-skilled manufacturing jobs decreases, and the demand for high-skilled jobs increases, what should an employee such as one of the 104 laid off in the Flint, Michigan plan to do?

Ann Brenoff

12 Things I Learned From Getting Laid Off In My 60s | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

I've been a journalist my entire working life. I've been a writer, an editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist for a major print daily. I can eve...

Ten Tips For Finding Work In A Tough Economy

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.21.2012 | Business
BJ Gallagher

While the outlook for our country is getting brighter, the outlook for hundreds of thousands of individuals still seems bleak. What can you do if you're one of those folks whose job -- and/or company -- is gone forever?