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Change…Then and Now

A bit off the path of regular business... I have been fortunate in my life and career in that at a very young and impressionable age I was introduced to Change. "Mr. C" as I sometimes call him made a brash and unannounced entry into my world when I was [...]

Employment Outlook

My company, Manpower, has been producing this survey for 47 years, and it has proven to be an accurate assessment of the outlook for employment. Manpower US Pressroom To me, the most interesting aspect of this is that it reflects a general optimism, and is consistent what I see here [...]

10 Questions To Ask An IT Staffing Company Before Working With Them

Given so many technology folks are entering the contingent labor market for the first time in their careers, I am often asked "How should I decide on which firm or firms to work with?". Here is a list of 10 questions and answers I provided to a friend recently. 1. [...]

Light the Fire Within!

A good friend of mine from high school is Tom "Tommy" Angelo. Tom is one of the most intelligent people I know and gave up a college degree in Aeronautical Engineering (aka "Rocket Science") to pursue his passion with music and poker. Today, he is a very successful poker player [...]

Using Your Resume’ To Turn Inquiries Into Interviews

A couple of quick items to help your resume' turn inquiries into interviews. Catherine Lang-Cline and Kristen Harris at Portfolio Creative shared with me an old saying in the newspaper business: "Above the fold". In newspaper terms, this means that to get the reader to open up the paper and [...]

Managing Your Career and Compensation During Tough Economic Times

A friend of mine is senior analyst, skilled in Agile, formal business analysis techniques, and active in the professional community. She sent me the following note: "I've been having a conversation with my peeps about handling job offers/changes as the market picks back up. I think that in the bleak [...]