I’ve been fired once in my 30-plus years in the workplace. And the memory still stings. The firing occurred in 1981, three months into my first job after graduating from college with a journalism degree. Talk about a bad start to your career.
Here’s a sign the stumbling economy may be improving: Hiring executives say they’re more willing to negotiate starting salaries with qualified candidates. In a survey of more than 1,600 chief financial officers, 38 percent said they were “much more willing” or “somewhat more willing” to bend on the salary offer made to job prospects.
Resume writing gives me a headache. Is anything more of a beating than writing a resume? You want to sound confident, but not cocky. You want to showcase your varied experience, but not look like you change jobs often. You want to make a strong case for a job, without appearing desperate.
We love to daydream about changing careers. It’s easy to envision ourselves in a more fulfilling job, making more money and having more free time. Yes, people do change jobs and find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But be careful. Just because we can dream of a better career doesn’t […]
My life is about to change forever. Tomorrow, I’m leaving The Dallas Morning News, where I’ve worked for the past 27 years. It’s a voluntarily split, thankfully.