The Inside Job


September 2008


Rachel Maddow: MSNBC's Smart Hire

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The ratings for MSNBC's newest news show host are wildly impressive. Last week, her second on the air, Rachel Maddow pulled ahead of Larry King and even bested Keith Olbermann's Countdown a couple of nights. Maddow, an Air America radio host and MSNBC contributor, was given her own show after the ...

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How to Face Your Layoff Fears

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Layoffs are enormously painful for the workers who lose their jobs, and they can be terrifying to those who stay behind. Many in the financial services industry are reportedly turning to local churches for help handling their stress. Employees often feel as if they're walking through the halls ...

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Employed Should Freshen Up Résumés

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Most of us don't think too much about our résumé until we lose our jobs, and then, of course, we obsessively tweak them—often for each application—and seek advice from family, friends, and professionals on the language, length, and format.

For a change in tradition, I'd encourage ...

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Did Metrolink Spokeswoman Do Her Job?

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Denise Tyrrell, spokeswoman for the Southern California transit agency Metrolink, resigned after federal and Metrolink officials criticized the statement she made the day after an agency commuter train collided with a freight train in Chatworth, Calif.

Tyrrell said that the Metrolink engineer ...

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Learn From Lehman

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Lehman Brothers has 25,000 employees watching their 158-year-old company fizzle out into the larger market and into the bankruptcy courts. Some of those employees "started polishing résumés in earnest, taking calls from headhunters and openly passing around job offers" last week, the ...

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Why Saving Money Will Help Your Career

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More proof that we live lives that are too expensive: 21 percent of people with salaries of $100,000 or more report living paycheck to paycheck. The figure comes from a CareerBuilder survey published today. The survey shows 47 percent of all workers surveyed said they always or usually live ...

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