January 8, 2017

Robust Hiring for Older Workers

1/7/17 Is it time to change your career or job? It depends. In these divisive political times, there is a polarization of views on the economic health of the nation. Perceptions range from projected growth and hiring to stagnation and job loss. The truth is that for educated professionals, the 2017 outlook of 2.3-2.6% annual growth is nearly double what it was for 2016. With the unemployment rate at 4.7%, the lowest rate since before […]
March 18, 2014

Emerging and Evolving Occupations: How to Find the Perfect Job

Lately, I’ve been investigating emerging and evolving occupations, which offer exciting new opportunities for people interested in changing careers, returning to the workforce or entering the job market.  I will be devoting the next few blogs to this topic.  These careers are attractive because they’re growing and tend to have more flexible requirements. What do I mean by emerging occupations?  You might think that they’re all about new technology and computers.  But, that’s only part […]
December 4, 2013

Digital Literacy: The Key to Hot Jobs for Liberal Arts

Parents tend to think that their college kids are “experts” with the computer, having seen them on Facebook at all hours of the day and night.  Yet, shockingly, when young college graduates get into the workforce, it turns out that they don’t have the digital skills that employers are looking for.   The key is digital literacy, which mean more than the ability to play games on Facebook.  Digital literacy is about having the skills […]