Topic: employers

Staples Co-Founder Blames Bad Economy On Breastfeeding Moms

Staples Co-Founder Blames Bad Economy On Breastfeeding Moms

What’s the most serious threat to the country’s economic recovery? According to Staples co-founder Tom Stemberg, one possibility is breastfeeding mothers. He recently ranted about the fact that President Obama’s health care bill requires what Stemberg called “lactation chambers” for new mothers who need to breastfeed on the job. “Do you want [farming retailer] Tractor Supply to open stores or would you rather they take their capital and do what Obamacare and its 2,700 pages dictates – which is to open a lactation chamber at every single store that they have?” Careful, Tom. You do not want to piss off the breastfeeding moms. More »

3 Ways You Can Make Yourself More Visible To Employers

3 Ways You Can Make Yourself More Visible To Employers

hile greater than 13.1 million unemployed job seekers can’t find jobs, employers still can’t find the right candidates for the job. Last week, Manpower Group released the results of a survey in which they found that 51% of U.S. employers had trouble filling job openings in 2011. Compared to 2010, this statistic has almost quadrupled in the matter of twelve months.

Shocking as that is, this should be good news for many job seekers. After all, there are over 3.2 million publicly advertised jobs out there, you just haven’t found that employer yet.

The solution is simple. All you have to do is make yourself more visible. But, how? More »

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Assistant

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Assistant

Actress Cate Blanchett once said, “You know you’ve made it when you’ve been molded into miniature plastic.” She was referring to the figure Tonner Doll created to look like her character Galadriel in The Lord of The Rings movies. Sadly, most of us will never star in a multi-billion dollar box-office hit about hobbits. So, for us civilians, I’d say you’ve made it when you are given an assistant. More »

Sometimes You Feel Like A Job Slut

Sometimes You Feel Like A Job Slut

I wake up most weekday mornings wondering where I am and who I’m with.

Where am I working today? In the office of the startup I write for? In a different office of a different startup I write (differently) for? Or am I working from home on different projects with the same deadline?

Even before I became a full-time freelancer, I considered myself a job slut. In my last year of college, I was accepted into Teach For America and committed two years to teaching in New York City. When I was told to accept a job without ever interviewing, I bailed. I went to a career fair and got my own teaching position, which I accepted after visiting the school. More »

Career Counseling: How Do I Explain That Gaping Hole In My Resume?

Career Counseling: How Do I Explain That Gaping Hole In My Resume?

No matter how pretty your resume may be or what amazing font you may have used, potential employers are going to ask about what you were doing in those months or even years when you were not working.

Now a few of us can say I used that time to invent the next Facebook (though you probably wouldn’t need a job then), make it to the second to last round of American Idol or de-worm orphans in Somalia, but most of us cannot cite those examples as the truth. More »