How I Left Corporate America at 26 to do What I Love

Ms. Career Girl

Getting too caught up in details drives me a bit nuts and I’m from a very entrepreneurial family in which small business was praised and “big corporate america&# wasn’t. So I started MsCareerGirl.com in November of 2008, which opened up a whole new world to me that I didn’t know existed: twitter, social media, online marketing, making money online, the power of brand building via the internet etc.

Bank of America and Countrywide | Cube Rules

Cube Rules

Bank of America and Countrywide Written by Scot Herrick on June 27, 2008 in Cube Rules Commentary 9 Comments - Leave a comment! Yesterday, Bank of America announced that, with the acquisition of Countrywide, there would be about 7,500 layoffs ([link] NULL.msnbc NULL.msn NULL.com/id/25396543/). In a comment on a previous Bank of America post , I was asked if the acquisition meant layoffs for Countrywide IT operations in India.

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Waking Up in Corporate America: Interview, Part 2

Cube Rules

Waking Up in Corporate America: Interview, Part 2 Written by Scot Herrick on February 5, 2008 in Book Reviews 0 Comments - Leave a comment! Eric is the author of “ Waking Up In Corporate America ([link] NULL.amazon NULL.com/gp/product/159932055X?ie=UTF8&tag=scotherrick-20&link_code=as3&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=159932055X)

20 Great Jobs That Don’t Require a University Degree in UK and USA

Catherines Career Corner

20 Relatively Well-Paid Jobs That Most People Overlook In America And Why. What do Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Sir Alan Sugar have in common? Besides being multi-millionaires, none of them have a university degree. What jobs can earn you the most money and require no degree? We reveal all! Journalists £31,256. Journalists are the 20th highest paid workers in the [.].

Being Bought is an Opportunity | Cube Rules

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Being Bought is an Opportunity Written by Scot Herrick on September 23, 2008 in Personal Branding 0 Comments - Leave a comment!

78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work August 31, 2008 · 3 comments Seventy Eight Percent of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work, CareerBuilder.com Survey Finds -Expert Offers Tips on Managing Stress and Securing Flexible Work Arrangements- CHICAGO, July 16, 2008 – Downsized staffs paired with increased workloads may be causing a rise in stress levels around the workplace.

Telecommuters Get Lower Insurance Rates?

Telecommuting Journal

June 14, 2008 · 4 comments I just saw this today and am thinking now I’d better call my insurance agent to be sure I’m noted as a “pleasure&# driver on our car insurance policy… From the Consumer Federation of America (CFA): “Auto insurance rates are partially based on how much you drive and how you use your car,&# said J. Lisa, Editor June 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm Thanks, Josh!

4 Tips for Finding the Best Career Blogs

Career Key

If you’re choosing or changing a career , the best career blogs help you learn about a particular career – ones that help you answer, what would it be like to be a ? Many career blogs focus on general day to day work advice, the best of which are in our blogroll. But if you’re researching a specific career path, learn about it from someone doing the job or working in the industry.

Get Creative with Self-Employment

Career Key

And yet it was his beautiful commercial work, America's first children’s moveable books , that supported his family during World War II. How do you convert your hobby, dream, or passion into a successful small business idea? Even if you are not an artist, this excellent article in the NYT Shifting Careers column about Artistic entrepreneurs showcases artists who made the leap and lessons learned.

Telling the Truth about Careers of the Future

Career Key

Who is going to tell the truth about America's diminishing economic power due to increasingly subpar workforce development, and fix it? For example, America's Career Resource Network website reports : "No funding has however been appropriated for sponsoring occupational and employment information related activities.

4 Career Freedoms to Celebrate as an American

Career Key

So celebrate choosing a career in America. #1: Freedom to choose any career. Some choices are easier than others, some require hefty student loans or years to fulfill, but they are choices. #2: 2: Freedom to open up your own business: no bribes, long waits, or excessive paperwork required. And no, a 5 page master business license does not count as "excessive." Talk to Europeans about what "excessive" means. #3: 3: Free public education.

20 Relatively Well-Paid Jobs That Most People Overlook In America And Why

Catherines Career Corner

Featured on the Discovery Channel’s hit TV series “Deadliest Catch”, the job of crab fisherman is often called the most dangerous in America. The post 20 Relatively Well-Paid Jobs That Most People Overlook In America And Why appeared first on Catherine's Career Corner. Here are 20 certain jobs that people overlook. What’s surprising, however, is how much money some of these jobs actually pay people who do them. 1) Crab fisherman.

smart networking: more of my virtual interview with liz lynch

Threshold Consulting

I learned to network out of necessity when I left Corporate America in 2000 to start my own consulting business. Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

No More College Requirement?

Evil HR Lady

Charles Murray argues, in the Wall Street Journal, that it's not necessary, and in fact absurd: Imagine that America had no system of post-secondary education, and you were a member of a task force assigned to create one from scratch. Having a Bachelor's degree is generally a requirement for a professional job. Sure, there are people who have such jobs without one, but I don't recommend it as the way to go. But, what does having one really mean?

No More College Requirement?

Evil HR Lady

Charles Murray argues, in the Wall Street Journal, that it's not necessary, and in fact absurd: Imagine that America had no system of post-secondary education, and you were a member of a task force assigned to create one from scratch. Having a Bachelor's degree is generally a requirement for a professional job. Sure, there are people who have such jobs without one, but I don't recommend it as the way to go. But, what does having one really mean?

Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs

Telecommuting Journal

These companies regularly hire people across North America to answer their phones and perform administrative tasks. Miguel December 6, 2008 at 10:45 am It’s not my ideal job, but I’d have to consider it in case I lose my job.

Little White eBook of Homeshoring Jobs

Telecommuting Journal

These companies regularly hire people across North America to answer their phones and perform administrative tasks. Miguel December 6, 2008 at 10:45 am It’s not my ideal job, but I’d have to consider it in case I lose my job.

Think Your Job is Telecommuting Friendly?

Telecommuting Journal

June 26, 2008 · 10 comments Neither did the astronauts at NASA, but a new development over at Cape Canaveral is under way… While it’s not the funniest thing I’ve ever read, it is a fun mockery of the recent popularity and wide-spread news coverage of Telecommuting as a way to save gas as the price per gallon continues to rise. Lisa, Editor June 26, 2008 at 5:37 pm You’re right, Mike. Lisa, Editor July 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm I would LOVE that.

HELP: I'm Updating My Cell Phone

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal HELP: I’m Updating My Cell Phone July 8, 2008 · 9 comments I need some advice and I’m hoping some of you can help me out… I’ve been looking at BlackBerry phones and other phones with QWERTY Keyboards but between the “Hot Deals,&# the “Best Sellers,&# and the user and expert reviews, I’ve managed to simply confuse myself and work up a whopper of a headache.

Give Me Back My America by Dick Dadamo

Resume Help Blog

In other News The DOJ dropped a suit filed against the Black Panthers allegedly to intimidate voters in Philadelphia in the 2008 Presidential election.

Where Have all of the Jobs Gone?

Career Alley

Author Website: www.CareerSuccessSkills.com Increasingly newspaper headlines across America are asking this question. Closing America’s Global Skills Gap Many American companies find themselves ill-equipped to grow because of a lack of skilled workers according 2005 report by the National Association of Manufactures “The Growing Skills Gap.” These findings are highlighted in the Deloitte Research report “It’s 2008:Do you Know Where Your Talent Is?”

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10 middle-class jobs that are rapidly vanishing

HireCentrix

Travel agents, proofreaders, transit security all are seeing big declines “The American dream is dead for the majority of America,” financial guru Suze Orman told Forbes last year, speaking about her upcoming book "The Money Class.". In 2008, U.S. This collapse was the largest since the Federal Reserve began tracking household wealth after WW2 From August 2007 to October 2008, an estimated 20%, or $2 trillion, disappeared from Americans’ retirement plans. Be our Friend.

Five of America’s Lowest Paying Jobs

Resumesimo

As of 2008, according to the U.S. Fast food workers rarely receive praise and deal with demanding jobs for pay that rarely covers their needs, making these truly the lowest paying jobs in America today.

Britain’s Best-Paid Jobs

Catherines Career Corner

Related posts: 20 Relatively Well-Paid Jobs That Most People Overlook In America And Why. If you fancy making a bob or two, it’s probably best to avoid waiting tables or fitting car tyres. But you probably knew that already and didn’t need the latest Government figures to tell you. You’ll probably also have guessed that our stethoscope-wielding friends are near the top of the list of Britain’s highest earners. [.].

If You Were The Agent For The Young Stars In Your Company, You'd Tell Them To Leave.

HR Capitalist

We''ve recovered from the big @## recession that was around from 2008 to 2010. Yes! But wait. Before you start throwing a party, consider what "recovery" looks like in the real world. Yes,

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How Sleep (Or The Lack Of It) Affects Your Work Performance

Career Realism

According to a 2008 Sleep in America Poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost 50 million Americans have sleeping problems that adversely affect their personal, home and work life.

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What Will Wage Growth Look Like in 2016?

Blogging4jobs

In other words, while wage growth may seem simple – average wages went up in America in 2015 and that’s grand! Since the 2008 crash wage growth has been slow in America. Wage growth is a thornier subject than it first appears.

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10 Most Dangerous Jobs in the US

Resume Bear

This list of America’s ten deadliest jobs would hardly surprise anyone. But the figure is still higher than when we started 2008 at 5% a few months before the subprime crisis hit.

Career Transition For Middle-Aged Professionals

Career Realism

The following resources are a good place to start: Fortune : America’s Most Admired Companies. Forbes : America’s Best 200 Small Companies. 500: The Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America.

Executive Compensation: Are You Being Paid Competitively?

Career Solvers

The Association of Executive Search Consultants and Blue Steps recently conducted a compensation survey of 778 of their executive members worldwide, including 53 percent from the Americas, 35 percent from EMEA and 12 percent from Asia Pacific.

Vote at USDOL to Recommend The Career Key Website to Career and.

Career Key

Department of Labors Tools for Americas Job Seekers Challenge. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog.

US Job Satisfaction at Lowest Level since 1987: Our 8.

Career Key

Job Satisfaction at Lowest Level since 1987: Our 8 Recommendations for Maximizing Your Job Satisfaction According to a Conference Board survey released today, job satisfaction in America is at its lowest level since 1987 when the survey was first done.

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Audio CD Press & Media See how were connected Books Recent Comments Daniel on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work. Daniel on Philanthrophy : Put America back to work. Larry Stevenson on New Economy Rules… Break Free : Put America back to work.

Why Millennials Aren’t Really Lazy

Career Realism

Millennials donated a billion hours of their time between 2007 and 2008 alone, and Teach for America, the Peace Corps, and other major volunteer organizations are experiencing significant increases in applicants.

How To Know If A Manager/Coach is a Psychopath or Simply Has a Hard Edge.

HR Capitalist

Media scrutiny has made it much tougher to be a hard @SS manager or coach in America. Like Flavor Flav once wrote in a poem to America - Don''t Believe the Hype.

When Your Dreams Hold You Back, Part 1

The Job Quest

In the fall of 2008, I quit my job in nonprofit management to devote myself to being a full-time mom to my two young children for a while. “There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, Yes, I’ve got dreams, of course I’ve got dreams.

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Last Chance to Vote For The Career Key in the USDOL Challenge

Career Key

Department of Labors Tools for America Challenge. skip to main | skip to sidebar The Career Key Blog Making a lifetime of smart career decisions about career options, college major and education choices, being self-employed, & the right career test. Welcome to our career blog. The Career Keys mission is to help people make the best career, college major, and self-employed choices.

20 Must Read Career Blogs for the Young Job Seeker ResumeBear makes the List

Resume Bear

Career Girl in November 2008 as a “passion project” to build community among ambitious young professional women. Her specialties include workplace issues, the small business and entrepreneurial world, social networking, retail, autos, women’s issues and leadership, including interviews with some of the biggest names in Corporate America. Come Recommended was founded in 2008 by Heather R. Finding the right job opportunity is hard enough but it’s only half the battle.

Thousands of Job Openings in Financial Services

Career Alley

If you work in the financial services industry, the bad news is that it was hit the hardest from the 2008 financial crisis (not surprising, considering it was the cause of the crisis as well). “ I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name.

Brian Williams and Others Who Damage Their Careers by Lying

Career Solvers

in salary, incentives and stock), and still got to keep his job, where he stayed until 2008. Two years later, Irvine is featured on Food Network’s ‘Worst Cooks in America.’