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By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large Internships have long been a great way for college students to get their feet in the door at companies in the industries toward which their degree programs have been marching them. The trade-off has typically been that while the student has an opportunity to actually work, at a very young age, in the realm in which he or she would like to find himself employed full-time upon graduation, that sort of “fast pass” opportunity comes with the heavy-duty burden of being one that pays either nothing, or so little that it might... Read more →

Greece Becomes Barter Economy For First Time Since Nazi Occupation

Jim discusses the current financial crisis in Greece, how state governments are quietly raising gas taxes to take advantage of the currently low prices, what happened to the business owner that set the minimum salary for all of his employees at $70,000, why recipients of the new $15 dollar minimum wage in Seattle are unhappy, Jeb Bush's plan to replace Medicare with a voucher program, and the death of the daughter of Whitney Houston (Bobbi Kristina Brown). Read more →

Bullying In The Workplace - Author Glory Borgeson Joins Jim Paris Live

Author, business consultant, and speaker, Glory Borgeson joins Jim Paris Live to discuss her new book, Not All Bulliles Yell And Throw Things - How To Survive A Subtle Workplace Bully. How to recognize a bully, how to react to a bully, deciding whether or not to confront a bully, and knowing when it makes sense to report a bully to management. Glory also shared some tips on health and nutrition from her book How I Changed My Diet, Lost Weight, & Gained Health: and You Can, Too! Read more →

Nanci Hellmich of USA Today did an interview recently with Cash Nickerson, who has written a book on the subject of getting/staying employed in one’s Golden Years, entitled BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America (Charles Pinot). I’ve not yet read the book, only the referenced interview, and in that interview, author Nickerson dispenses a lot of sound advice about how to handle interviews, the assembly of resumes, and some interesting portals through which to travel to become re-employed as an older American. On this overall topic, I would add a few other suggestions to those mentioned in the article... Read more →

One theme that I have harped on for years is the notion that there are job openings if you just look for them. Of course, anecdotes are interesting but not always helpful. I have heard (and have shared) stories of so called boom towns that have zero percent unemployment. I have read stories of people picking up everything and simply moving to one of these towns. This week I ran across an online tool that takes the whole idea of a nationwide job search to a new level. Not only will you be able to find boom towns, but regions... Read more →

5 Free Ways To Learn Computer Programming

You don't have to be very observant to realize that the world is changing. Factories are closing down and the world of computing is mushrooming. If you look at where the growth in jobs is, technology is right there at the top of the list. For those of us that were not born into a tech savvy world, it is easy to resort to the cop out of not being a 'computer person.' What I find interesting, however, is that many of the same people that have opted out of the world of technology seem to be adventurous and willing... Read more →

Top 7 Seasonal Job Opportunities

Every year I raise the issue of seasonal holiday employment because I believe it meets a wide variety of needs. First, most people need extra money around the holidays. Even if you are a minimalist when it comes to Christmas giving, just entertaining family carries with it an added cost above your regular budget. On top of that, most families like to engage in some extra activities during these special times. Even taking out a a handful of people to the movies will cost you $50 to $75 (and that is with a modest snack bar budget). Those with small... Read more →

With all of the problems in the economy right now, we at CMC thought it would be excellent timing for some good news. A sleepy little town in eastern Ohio with its only claim to fame being the birthplace of Dean Martin, has a new title - America's next boom town. Steubenville, population 19,015, is about to see a major inflow of new residents. The town, which had unemployment of up to 15 percent just last year, is expected to have 10,000 new jobs added over the next three years. Steubenville has been sitting on known shale reserves for years,... Read more →

How To Find Seasonal Work During The Holidays

We all hear discussions about people taking second jobs during the holidays to raise some extra cash for gifts and other seasonal expenses. This year, many looking for additional employment during the holidays are doing so for basic survival. Hundreds of thousands are losing unemployment benefits, millions are facing foreclosure, and many people are struggling just for the basic necessities of life. The good news is that, by all accounts, seasonal employment opportunities will be plentiful this year. The reason that there are more seasonal jobs this year than in many of the previous years is that companies have been... Read more →

7 Strategies For Surviving A Job Loss

Today’s topic, losing a job, may soon become very relevant to many Americans. The most recent news on the job loss front is the bankruptcy filing of Circuit City and the closure of 20% of their stores. This may end up being small potatoes if we see the bankruptcy of Ford and General Motors. Some analysts suggest that 10% of the entire American workforce is somehow tied to the auto industry. This includes everything from manufacturing to local dealerships and all of the people employed by auto parts suppliers as well. I don’t know very many people right now that... Read more →