Although making a good first impression is steering a little away from personal finance basics, I'd like to finish up the career planning and job search portions of the series with a little discussion about personality and professionalism. My Own … [Read more...] about Personal Finance Basics: Making a Good First Impression
Just last week, I told you how the contract that I've been working on for the last 18 months has been killed by the client. I'm virtually "jobless", but I'm still employed. For now, until further notice, I'll be mixing use of paid vacation and … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned from a Failed Contract: Be Prepared
When I graduated college with my business/IT degree and got my first corporate job, I saw many of my coworkers going off to college again to get their technical masters or MBA. I wondered whether I should do the same. Six years later, I'm finally … [Read more...] about Deciding when to get a masters degree
So you hate your job, or you think you're under-paid or under-appreciated? Let's finish up this Examine Your Motives Series by discussing Changing Jobs. I've had 11 jobs in my life, in this order: Paperboy McDonald's Kmart KFC Computer … [Read more...] about Examine Your Motives Series: Changing Jobs
Two days ago, I wrote about being called by my boss about a questionable resume he received for a job opening on our project. The applicant had included a section detailing a lot of major accomplishments he had done at one of my old employers, and … [Read more...] about Update: Identity of Fraudulent Resume Revealed!
I happen to work in a niche technical field. And although there are thousands of men and women working throughout the U.S. in my field, there are only a couple hundred or so in my region. Once you've been working in my field for about 5 years, you … [Read more...] about Trying to pass a fake resume in a small world