Your Job and a Hurricane

(This article first appeared in 2013 in my Times-Union employment column as Hurricane Irma approached Florida. My advice… Continue reading “Your Job and a Hurricane”…

When a Disaster Affects your Job

Your employer may have a strong and well-crafted emergency preparedness plan with clear policies on what to do and how to communicate during and after a storm. But you can do your part to help minimize the impact on your work and your income. Continue reading “When a Disaster Affects your Job”…

Race Against the Machine

Technology is changing at such a rapid pace that some economists have predicted the “end of employment.” Computers… Continue reading “Race Against the Machine”…

Guest Post: 9 Things to Do Every Day While You’re Unemployed

You may be entering your first week on the job market, or you might be ending your first full year without steady work. But no matter how long you’ve been facing this experience, you’ve had a chance to learn at least one important fact: unemployment is no picnic. Continue reading “Guest Post: 9 Things to Do Every Day While You’re Unemployed”…

How to Quit Well

So it’s time to go. Maybe even past time. You’ve been thinking about moving on from your current job for a while, and you’re wondering whether to stick it out until you find a new job or leave now. Here are some things to consider. Continue reading “How to Quit Well”…

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

The Friday before Mother’s Day (in 2014, May 9) is the day set aside to officially recognize the role of military spouses. President Ronald Reagan started the tradition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day in 1984, and the date was standardized by the Secretary of Defense. This post is my gift to my fellow military spouses. My husband served for over 20 years in the U.S. Navy, and I know how challenging it is to find and keep meaningful employment when you follow your spouse across the country – or the world – when he or she transfers to a new duty station. Continue reading “Military Spouse Appreciation Day”…