By Tory Johnson

May 28, 2010 3:57pm

Getting from College to Career–Successfully

As the Class of 2010 enters the workforce, they need every advantage to not only get hired, but to stay employed.   Emily Bennington, author of Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job, has a few specific tips… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Mar 15, 2010 4:21pm

“I’m middle-aged, but that doesn’t mean I’m dead!”

Meet Georgina Sculco, an out of work creative director in New York.  Georgina and I met in a job club and she’s sharing her story to shed light on the challenges of unemployment and to solicit ideas and leads that may help her land her… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Dec 21, 2009 4:54pm

Unlock the Hidden Job Market

Most jobseekers apply to advertised positions and then they wait for a response.  And wait and wait and wait.  A more effective and far less frustrating strategy is to tap the hidden job market–those unadvertised opportunities that you find by proactively connecting with the right people.To get some… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Nov 6, 2009 10:14am

Is Freelancing in Your Work Future?

"The Future of Work" is an online presentation developed by oDesk, a global online platform that connects freelance talent with businesses of all sizes, to help workers consider how the shifts in business and technology are changing the way the world works, and how you can best position… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Oct 30, 2009 5:15pm

Need work? Check Elance

Every report indicates hiring is down across the country, so I was intrigued to receive an email from saying hiring on the site is up–way up.  Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance, an online marketplace that connects businesses of all sizes with freelance talent, explains… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Oct 8, 2009 9:05pm

Dealing With a Bad Boss? Help is Here.

Everyone can relate to bad bosses, which can be the major impetus for fleeing from your position.  You love your job, but it’s the boss you can do without. Katherine Crowley, a Harvard-trained psychotherapist, and Kathi Elster, a management consultant, understand your pain and they… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Sep 30, 2009 9:15pm

Want to be a home-based virtual agent?

Everyone wants to know how to work from home as a virtual customer service agent.   Some of you think it’s a snap to get started and you assume everyone is approved.  Others know it’s an opportunity—not an easy one, but certainly a rewarding one—to earn… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Sep 30, 2009 8:34pm

Entrepreneurship: Do You Have What it Takes?

A pink slip is often a great time to start a business, but is anyone cut out to run their own shop? I asked one of my favorite entrepreneurial gurus for some insights.  Beth Schoenfeldt is a co-founder of Collective-E, a member-based entrepreneur agency. Q)… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Sep 24, 2009 9:46pm

A bank that’s still hiring?

Chances are if we're reading about "jobs" and "banks," the news is focused on layoffs.  So it came as a welcome surprise to find a community bank in California–a state with severe financial troubles–that's not only surviving, but thriving.  That means hiring too. John Conover, president and… Read More »

By Tory Johnson

Sep 24, 2009 4:49pm

Going from Old Media to New Media–happily

Every week we read about the death of old media as jobs in print and TV disappear.  But the people who held those positions don’t have to fret: the savviest among them are making the switch to new media—and they’re finding extraordinary success.  Mary Ellen… Read More »