The Inside Job


June 2009


What to Do When You've Been Fired

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Getting fired is an awful experience, but it's so often a golden opportunity for people who can pick themselves up and dust themselves off. That's especially true for people who are fired from jobs they were never well suited for. After all, treading water in a job you don't care for pretty well ...

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How to Ask For a Raise After the Recession

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Most economists expect the economy to begin a turnaround in the second half of this year. If you've managed to hang on to your job through the downturn and its accompanying tornado of layoffs, pay cuts, pay freezes, benefit cuts, and so forth--you're no doubt anxious for better compensation in the ...

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Should Employers Prepare For Mass Exodus?

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It's kind of a Yogi Berra thing to say: "Everyone's going to lose their employees when the recession's over." But the results of a survey released today show the majority of working Americans are planning to launch a job hunt when the economy turns around.

According to Adecco's latest workplace ...

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Common Misconceptions About Unemployment

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It's not like this stuff comes up in casual conversation. "So, Chuck, how do they calculate the unemployment rate each month? And, hey, pass the bottle of wine while you're thinking about it." But in the past 18 months, we've all started paying more attention to the Labor Department's monthly jobs ...

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Conflicting News About the Job Market

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It's no secret that the average workweek has been shrinking over the course of this recession. Well, it's no secret to people who enjoy reading Labor Department news releases. There are plenty of workers who probably feel like they're working extra hours. But, the average work week dropped from ...

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How to Write The Resume That Gets The Job

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U.S.News contributing editor and career whiz Marty Nemko shares his tips on nailing one of the most-anxiety ridden elements of the job search--the resume.

(This is the first in a series of insightful--and aesthetically awesome--careers videos featuring Nemko, and I'll be sure to post more of them.

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Stimulus Jobs: 3 Things to Know

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If you've been waiting with bated breath for the flood of stimulus-related job openings, you've been waiting a while. Might be time to breathe, actually. Here are three things to know about those stimulus jobs:

Shovel ready projects really weren't: So far, the government agency that has spent the ...

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The End of the Ultra-Rich?

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Whoever imagined we'd need a term like über-rich? But it was certainly necessary to describe the vast wealth creation of a select group over the last two and a half decades. Thomas Cooley, dean at NYU Stern School of Business, writes in a recent Forbes column that "the share of income earned by ...

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More Employers Are Slashing or Freezing Pay

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While the percentage of companies cutting jobs has dropped off a bit in the last few months, more employers are now slashing their labor costs by cutting salaries, worker hours, perks (such as tuition reimbursement), and using furlough or forced vacations, according to a survey released today by ...

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