Near-Fatal Job Market Fueling Middle-Aged Suicide Rate?
Adaptability / Career Change / Challenge / Job Search / We Are Connected

Near-Fatal Job Market Fueling Middle-Aged Suicide Rate?

The New York Times recently ran an article entitled “Suicide Rates Rise Sharply in U.S.” in which the reporter, Tara Parker-Pope, relays a startling fact: “From 1999 to 2010, the suicide rate among Americans ages 35 to 64 rose by nearly 30 percent.” So, middle-agers are now filling in what once was a huge gap … Continue reading

Ridiculous Job Listings Rant: a Call For 7 Habits of Highly Effective Companies
Career Change / Job Search

Ridiculous Job Listings Rant: a Call For 7 Habits of Highly Effective Companies

It’s amazing how little money prospective employers are willing to pay for an educated, skilled employee. When I scour the Help Wanted ads, I find it amusing how many list expected pay at a whopping $10 or $15 an hour for college-educated, highly skilled staff with umpteen-number-of-years experience. For this generous salary, you–the prospective employee–must  … Continue reading

SERENDIPITY SERIES: Opportunity and I Need to Catch Up
Career Change / Challenge / Change / Job Search / Satisfaction / Serendipity / SERENDIPITY SERIES / Transition

SERENDIPITY SERIES: Opportunity and I Need to Catch Up

It’s been a year now in California and although I’ve explored many an avenue in search of my next new career, I’ve come up dry. With all the freedom in the world, I’ve been trying to zero in on how I’ll spend the next 20 of my work years. What I’d like to do vs. … Continue reading