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What Price–Opting Out

August 7th, 2013 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, Uncategorized, Volunteering, women

This weekend in  The New York Times Magazine   Judith Warner, known for her book Perfect Madness Motherhood in an Age of Anxiety  writes about a generation of women who want back into the workforce after leaving it a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Did She Get Hired?

July 31st, 2013 by admin in colleagues, corporate culture, jobs skills, Uncategorized

Didn’t get the job even though you were qualified? Wonder what happened? Perhaps someone else was more qualified.  It could just be a case of ” fundamental attribution error. ” The hiring manager may have used erroneous information based on attribution to give the candidate an edge. Read the rest of this entry »

What’s an Unpaid Internship Worth Anyway?

June 19th, 2013 by admin in Careers, compensation, education, employment, internships

With all the attention being paid in the last week to the value of unpaid internships, NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers set about to determine what the relative value of each is. Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Men, The Rise of Women, Not So Clear Cut

When Hanna Rosin first raised the issue of “The End of Men” in  The Atlantic  in the summer of 2010,  it certainly seemed that way. The Great Recession of 2008, was also being called the “Mancession” because of the loss of typically male jobs from construction work to finance. Read the rest of this entry »

Birds of a Feather Management

February 13th, 2013 by admin in corporate culture, employment, management

Regulars readers of this blog will recall late last year we ran a post entitled the best person for the job.

In it we discussed a recent finding that managers tend to hire people like themselves.

Since then, some anecdotal evidence points to the idea that managers aren’t just hiring employees with whom they would like to spend time. They are also hiring subordinates who dress like them and perhaps even resemble them. Thus we have birds of a feather management


Hiring Expectations for the Class of 2013

October 3rd, 2012 by admin in employment, majors

In a press release last week the National Association of College and Employers had some good news for the Class of 2013. Hiring Hiring   will be up 13% ov the Class of 2012.

Finance, computer and information science and accounting majors are expected to be in greatest demand. Engineering, marketing and economics graduates are also expected to fare well.

Salaries for New Grads Inch Higher; Workplace Flexibility Sought

September 13th, 2012 by admin in Careers, compensation, corporate culture, majors, Uncategorized

In perhaps another encouraging sign in the job market the  National Association of Colleges and Employers released data that showed salaries inched up for the graduates of the class of 2012.
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Having It All–A Generational Saga

July 18th, 2012 by admin in Careers, employment, Uncategorized, women

With the death of screenwriter Nora Ephron  at 71 and the appointment of Marissa Mayer  the CEO of Yahoo at 37  the conversation about Having It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a 53 year old Princeton University professor and former State Department official took an interesting twist.

Eighteen years separated Ephron’s graduation from Wellesley College in 1962 from Slaughter’s graduation from Princeton University in 1980. Ephron headed first to the Kennedy White House and then to New York City to the Newsweek mailroom. (Newsweek didn’t hire women writers then. The Ivy League didn’t accept female student either.) While Slaughter headed to Oxford University after graduation for further study and then a degree at Harvard Law School, Mayer graduated with honors from Stanford University and then took an M.S. in Computer Science. She became the 20th employee at Google.

To what extent is each woman a product of her times? And is it possible the question of having “Having It All” is defined and interpreted anew each generation?

Peter Cappelli and Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs

June 20th, 2012 by admin in Books, Careers, employment, jobs skills, management, Uncategorized

Longtime readers of this blog will recognize Peter Cappelli. He was interviewed here in December 2010.. And now he’s back with a new book called Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs. Read the rest of this entry »

Motherhood and Inequality

Eduardo Porter at The New York Times makes a case this morning that of. Motherhood Still a Cause of Pay Inequality.

This follows another recent Times story about men being attracted to pink collar jobs  by his colleagues Shaila Dewan and Robert Gebeloff. Read the rest of this entry »

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