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Friday, December 31, 2004

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Indonesia, the hardest hit nation, said its toll - now at 80,000 - could reach 100,000, and officials began to acknowledge that the number of dead may never be known with precision, because the towering waves that smashed into Sumatra island swept entire villages with their inhabitants out to sea.

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Quit your job and find happiness...

At 28, John Doyle was an overworked New York investment banker on the fast track. By most measures, he was a success. But he was also miserable. So during a semiannual review 2 1/2 years into the job, he simply quit. "Almost immediately I lost 35 pounds," says Doyle. For four months, he did little more than relax, rollerblade through Central Park, and read books. "Honestly, it was one of the happiest times in my life," he says.

READ: Ways to fix your life: Quit your job

Thursday, December 30, 2004

No shoes, no makeup, no service...

Is there such a thing as make-up discrimination? A female bartender who refused to wear makeup at a Reno, Nevada, casino was not unfairly dismissed from her job, a U.S. federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Check out: Court Backs Firing of Waitress Without Makeup

Need money between jobs?

Need a few bucks between jobs? Why not sell a few things aound the house?

Wade Jones of North Carolina says he snared a plastic cup from which Elvis Presley drank at a concert in 1977 and kept the cup and the water for 27 years before selling the remaining few tablespoons of water on eBay. The winning bid for the water was $455. He says he won't sell the cup. Check out: Purported Elvis Water Brings $455 Bid on eBay

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Is there no honor among thieves?

Entreprenurism gone horribly awry...

Professional beggars prowling about the streets of Moroccan cities with "rented" and drugged children to attract charity may have their days numbered. The government plans to crack down on the scam used by faux beggars in growing numbers for a kind of "emotional blackmail," a cabinet minister was quoted Tuesday as saying. READ: At War with 'Professional' Beggars

Is the recruiter worth your time? Take this test to find out...

...I’ve decided it’s time to put together initial guidelines for a headhunter aptitude test. This is not meant to cover anything beyond the first five minutes of your experience with a headhunter. For those of you playing at home, start with ten points, and go through the following modifiers. These are all based on real situations thus far.

Take one point away if the headhunter makes a shuffling sound but says nothing for a few moments when you greet them with your name.
Take another point if the headhunter says “Oh, really? Oh, right, I have yours here, just a sec.”
Take one point away if the headhunter calls more than 15 minutes after a scheduled time, another if more than 30, another if more than 60, and two more if they don’t call until a later date or never call back.
Take a point if it is obvious that the headhunter is reading your resume for the first time while they talk to you.

Next time you have a phone interview, try this test out for giggle's sake.

Be careful before you pay to play...

There are some legit firms in the career business, but many are nothing but a racket. Check them out carefully before spending a dime. Companies hire outplacement firms to help laid-off employees find new jobs. Their services are usually simple, cookie-cutter methods that are also found for free in books at your local library. At best, a counselor will give you a daily nudge to "keep at it."

Career management is the consumer version of outplacement. That is, you pay for it yourself. Personal-marketing firms are yet another flavor of the same business, but they may assign you a coach rather than a counselor, and they leaven their product with lots of marketing lingo. (For example, "Your career is a product, and your résumé is a marketing brochure that sells your skills!")

Of course, there are some good career-counseling and coaching firms. You'll know them because they are proud of their reputations and will gladly provide references. READ: Investigate before paying for help in finding a job

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Will you work for free on New Year's Eve?

US Airways appealed Tuesday to employees to work for free at Philadelphia's airport over the New Year's weekend to avoid a repeat of a Christmas fiasco that left the airline with too few workers to fly its planes and process baggage.US Airways Appeals to Its Employees to Help

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

This is the COOLEST stress reliever yet!!!!

From the company website...

Finally, the drudgery of corporate life has been captured in a play set for adults! Bob, Joe, Ted, and Ann spend eight hours a day, five days a week, at tiny desks in tiny cubicles in a giant room packed with countless similar cubicles in a giant building filled with countless similar rooms.

Each set has one 2-3/4" posable plastic figure and all the necessary plastic parts to build a classic corporate cube: four walls, desk, chair, file cabinet, in/out box, phone, and computer. Comes with a sticker sheet of decor for your cube, complete with graphs, charts, screens for the computer and pithy office posters. Also includes a job title sticker sheet so you can create a convoluted and meaningless position for your employee.

CHECK IT OUT!!! Visit: The Cubes

Because sometimes, even cupid needs backup...

Two friends are at a party when one sees a potential love interest across the room. Immediately, the other friend swoops into action, making an introduction and helping to keep the conversation going -- all so the buddy can score a phone number. It's long been a ploy in the flirting arsenal. But now, those who ride shotgun for the sake of love have a name: They are the "wingmen" and "wingwomen" of the dating world.

"Every guy's gotta play the role of the wingman at some point in his life. It's the unwritten guy code," says Steve Dybsky, a 25-year-old Chicagoan who works in advertising and has been a wingman for friends -- and had them do the same. It's become such a popular concept that people are even posting ads online, looking for wingpeople to accompany them on a night on the town.

Could this be a new career for you? READ: Wanted: Professional 'wingman' to help break the ice

Job Tip: JasmineSola is hiring for 12 stores...

What do women want?

Luciano Manganella, the owner of the trendy Boston women's boutique JasmineSola, has a pretty good idea. And now after 34 years in business, he's plotting a major expansion. The eight-unit chain has plans to open 12 stores in the next 18 months in New England. Manganella also is in talks with former Saks Fifth Avenue chairman and chief executive Philip Miller at Tri-Artisan Partners, a New York merchant bank, to explore a venture capital deal to allow JasmineSola to open another 50 stores nationwide in five years. READ: Fashioning a new strategy

FAA says, "I need to hire 12,500 people."

The Federal Aviation Administration plans a hiring spree to replace the thousands of air traffic controllers expected to retire in the next eight years. FAA Administrator Marion Blakey said Tuesday the agency plans to add 1,500 controllers in 2006 and continue hiring each year for a total of 12,500 controllers over 10 years. READ: FAA to hire thousands of air traffic controllers

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Teenagers really don't know everything...

"Most high school graduates lack the qualifications necessary for college and work because their states don't require them to learn the skills employers and college officials say are important, according to a national report.

Because of poor English and math skills, these students often find themselves having to take review classes in college, decreasing their chances of earning a degree. Others end up stuck in low-paying jobs."

READ: Report says grads ill-prepared for jobs:

Monday, December 20, 2004

100 days of guaranteed work... A good idea?

Happening in India

"It is hard to think of a more far-reaching piece of legislation than that approved by the Cabinet on the right to employment. It can do a lot of good, but has the potential to do a lot of harm as well.

A law that mandates 100 days of employment for one member of every poor family in the rural areas (and there are 40 million such families) will cost the country Rs 40,000 crore (Rs 40 billion) annually -- or 1 per cent of what GDP would have become by the time the programme gathers momentum in three to five years.

The wage will be the legally prescribed minimum wage, with the states free to pay more if they so wish." READ: Guaranteeing jobs: A good idea?:

All aboard the jobs express...

While the employment outlook remains uncertain in the Lehigh Valley for 2005, one company that is hiring and will be hiring for several years to come is Norfolk Southern Corp.

The Norfolk, Va., railroad company is hiring 30 to 40 people at its Allentown operation, where it already employs 300 to 400 people. The company is looking to hire conductor trainees who could eventually become locomotive engineers.

READ: New jobs open in an old industry

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Sometimes there are jobs in junk mail...

HELEN Sara is the queen of junk mail. She is responsible for distributing about 20,000 unsolicited pamphlets to homes each week. The mother-of-four has defended her business in the face of growing community opposition to junk mail.

A survey by The Daily Telegraph revealed that in the lead-up to Christmas there had been a big increase in junk mail, with some residents inundated with 67 pieces of material in just one week.

Outside Mrs Sara's home at Willoughby, piles of junk mail from businesses such as Coles, Kmart, and Power House are routinely stacked – eight bundles high – waiting to be distributed. While readers have expressed their outrage at being delivered junk mail despite putting up 'no junk mail' stickers, Mrs Sara said her employees were mindful of the signs.

"If they [the residents] have a problem with it they should put a sign on and they won't get any more deliveries from us," she said. READ: It's junk that delivers the jobs

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Its about time!!!

U.S. employers plan to ring in the new year with strong hiring activity, according to the seasonally adjusted results of the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, conducted quarterly by Manpower Inc. READ: Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Finds That U.S. Hiring is Set to Rise in the New Year

Monday, December 13, 2004

Men want secretaries, not female bosses

A study carried out at the University of Michigan and published in the current issue of 'Evolution and Human Behaviour' has revealed that men are more likely to want to marry women who are their assistants at work rather than their colleagues or bosses. Check out: I Love You Too (dot) Net: Men want secretaries, not female bosses

Information overload for jobseekers...

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has developed an Employment Resource Referral Directory that lists governmental and non-governmental not-for-profit organizations as references to assist hiring of qualified applicants by contractors. These resources are listed by state in alphabetical order for ease of reference.

Here are links to LARGE PDF downloads:

Mid-Atlantic Region:
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_mdatl.pdf

Midwest Region
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_mw.pdf

Northeast Region
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_ne.pdf

Pacific Region
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_pac.pdf

Southeast Region
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_se.pdf

Southwest Region
http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ERRD/errd_sw.pdf

WARNING: Information overload!

Papa's got a brand new blog...

If Jobseeker's Revenge was not enough, I now publish I Love You Too (dot) Net. Its a blog on love, sex, dating and marriage. Of course, with bits of humor tossed in. Let me know what you think?

Friday, December 10, 2004

How do I say, "Show me the money?"

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. Maxim 847. By Publius Syrus. (42 B.C.)

For many freelancers, setting rates is one of the most difficult things they do. Setting the right rates isn't a new dilemma; it's been a problem since the beginning of time. How do you estimate how long a job will take? How do you decide the rate to charge, and if it should be hourly, or by the project? These are problems that all professionals wrestle with on a daily basis.

If you are a contractor seeking clients, read: The Freelancer's Guide to Billing - Charge by the Hour or by the Project

Tech jobs on the map

Cnet maps the top IT-job producing cities. Not a lot of surprises: San Jose, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; Long Beach, Calif.; New York; Chicago; Boston; Oakland, Calif.; Seattle; and San Francisco. Take a peek at: Where the Jobs Are

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Got kids? Save now...

If you are in Atlanta, Uncle Sam will help you save money for your child's tuition.

From the website...

Contributions to the Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan grow free from federal and state income tax. Through the power of compounding, the money you save in a tax-deferred account can provide greater potential for growth. And withdrawals used for qualified expenses will be free of both federal* and Georgia income tax**. CHECK OUT: Georgia Higher Education Savings Plan

Download a flyer of info here.

The Seven Universal Complaints Of Workers

Working a "survival job" until a "real" one comes along? Are you hating it? Check this out...

The Seven Universal Complaints Of Workers

· There's no job security here

· I don't trust management

· There's too much work to do

· The pay is too low

· Communication is poor

· I don't have enough balance in my life

· I feel under appreciated

READ: The Last Word

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Do you know who just googled you?

Internet searches have become common practice for hiring managers and recruiters, who say the effort sometimes yields useful information about candidates -- things employers wouldn't have learned from a resume and cover letter alone. "Smart hiring managers will always Google their prospective people," says Allison Hemming, president of the Hired Guns, a New York interim-staffing company. "If you've got a sixth sense about somebody and you're not really sure why you're feeling that way, Googling can really help you out in vetting a candidate."

At Chicago-based staffing firm Corporate Project Resources Inc., which places marketing professionals in jobs on an interim basis, "Google is something that we use a lot," says Sheri Karley, recruiting manager. Staffers there often perform an Internet search along with a background check and personality test when they screen candidates, Ms. Karley says.

But such searches can be a land mine for job-seekers. There's a bevy of information on the Internet, including things you may not realize are out there. Searches can turn up everything from personal Web sites and blogs to old company newsletters to articles you wrote for your college newspaper. "It's almost like a shadow résumé you haven't exactly made but it's following you around," says Pam Dixon, director of the World Privacy Forum, which studies workplace privacy issues. She says some of the worst problems for job-hunters arise when people fire off angry or vulgar e-mails that find their way onto the Internet. "Most Google damage is self-inflicted," Ms. Dixon says.

READ: Recruiters Use Google To Screen Job Applicants

Pay to play?

From the Job Stuff blog of Stephen Harris:

Phoenix Executive Group contacts job seekers appearing to be a recruiter. They call you in for an initial pre-screen interview, which is rare but is an acceptable recruitment practice. However, they do not clearly disclose that you, the candidate, pay the fee for placement.

READ MORE AT: Job Stuff, Stephen Harris' Blog for your Career

All I want for Christmas is a job...

...tips for holiday job seeking:

1) use this quiet time to take stock and update your resume

2) set up your online job search strategy

3) network

4) make contact with recruiters from your top companies

READ: Conducting a job search over the holidays...good idea or waste of time?

Nerd deficit on the horizon

Educators and IT industry executives are warning that a crisis is looming in the IT job market. Only this time, it's not that there are too many job hunters seeking too few positions. To the contrary, they say that the U.S. isn't producing IT experts in the quantity and quality that it needs to remain the leader of the global IT market.

READ: Anything but IT

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Save some money this Christmas...

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Monday, December 06, 2004

"We don't need no education," Boys say.

Girls are taking the nation's colleges by storm. They're streaming to campuses in greater numbers, earning better grades and graduating more often. The same phenomenal success shows in high schools, where girls dominate honor rolls, hold more student government spots and rake in most of the academic awards. So says a just-released report from the U.S. Department of Education.

(How will this affect the future job market?)

READ: Pay closer attention: Boys are struggling academically

When the music stops, switch jobs with your neighbor...

How would you like a job playing "musical chairs?" Over at Ebay, you might get that chance.

Ebay's CEO (Meg Whitman) says:

To keep up with our growth over the last seven years, we have reorganized early and often. That keeps people fresh; it brings a new set of eyes to problems. It keeps people excited because they get repotted into new opportunities. That's something we've done since the beginning of the company.

READ: Trading Jobs at eBay

Thursday, December 02, 2004

TIP: Always wear a bra to work...

She was young and ambitious, and she wanted to make an impression on her first day as an administrative staffer at a Los Angeles architecture firm. And she did: She showed up wearing a slinky black cocktail dress. Without a bra.

The guys at the firm noticed.

READ: How NOT to dress for work

Want Job Security? Start a business...

The official blog for Start-Cleaning-Business.com

So is the glass half-empty or half-full?

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped an unexpectedly large 25,000 last week, a government report showed on Thursday, while the number of longer-term unemployed fell to the lowest since April 2001.

READ: Yahoo! News - Jobless Claims Rise Sharper Than Expected

I was quoted in the AJC...

Jeepers! I have a whole sentence dedicated to me in this article from The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. (sniff-sniff) I like to thank God for making me possible and all the little people who helped along the way. Here is the link to the article: Consumer index at 8-month low | ajc.com

My quote is near the end. (If you blink you will miss it.)

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

How to play nice with others...

Cubicle courtesy, an often overlooked aspect of business etiquette, can be as simple as using headphones and avoiding smelly food -- and it can do much to defuse office conflict.

READ: Hold the garlic, and turn down the volume

A perk I can appreciate...

An environmentally minded California software firm says it will give $5,000 to every one of its 1,500 U.S. workers who buys a gas-electric hybrid vehicle rated 45 miles per gallon or more in highway driving.

READ: Yahoo! News - California company offers workers 'hot deal' for purchasing a hybrid

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