Jobbing Archive: December, 2010

Target, target, target

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The key in using the computer as a job search tool is to focus on quality, not quantity. Target, target, target. Focus on sites and sources... Read more

Burrowing into the bureau

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People like me could spend a lot of time looking at reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. I just looooove the little wonkish data... Read more

Zooming in on companies

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One approach to getting a job is to just scour the job boards or the want-ads for any work. But there is a more targeted approach. And that... Read more

Association boards

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Using the computer is no substitute for talking to people when it comes to getting a job, but it does have its functions and its main function... Read more

Sucked into the maw

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All of us who use computers know how it easy it is to be sucked into its giant maw -- one minute you are full of purpose and an hour later... Read more

Ditch the computer grinch and party

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In the process of covering unemployment, I've attended many job search seminars and if there's one thing I learned, the computer, while helpful... Read more

Trash talking about layoffs

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Did you catch Joelle Farrell's Philadelphia Inquirer story about the budget troubles Radnor Township is facing? Radnor, one of the region's... Read more

The broker squeeze

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As health insurers have to cut their overhead costs, they are also trimming broker commissions, which leads to an interesting question. Who... Read more