Blog posts

Oct 04, 2013 10:52 EDT CareerFuel Continuing with our theme of Baby Boomer parents and the Millennials they smother, I’d like to introduce a segment called “Baby Boomer, Echo Boomer” where I discuss breaking Millennial and employment issues with the people who coddle me best: my parents.

Oct 02, 2013 11:45 EDT CareerFuel Well, it's official. My job-searching strategy is changing. I’m going startup! I’ve been doing some thinking about changing my job-search plan, and what the heck, I'm over halfway to my new business model. My brain is literally littered with cocktail napkins filled with business plans regarding the big change from solo artist to startup entrepreneur.

Sep 30, 2013 08:07 EDT CareerFuel

Sep 26, 2013 09:11 EDT CareerFuel When one of my best friends, T, sent me the link to Huffington Post’s wildly popular “Why Generation Y Yuppies are Unhappy” with a light “Have you seen this? I feel like its relevant for your blog,” she probably wasn’t prepared for the indignant and capitalized missive I fired off in response.

Sep 25, 2013 10:23 EDT CareerFuel A female founder of a 20-year-old technology company, Karen Ross is now convincing U.S. companies to utilize veterans for tech jobs.

Sep 23, 2013 08:02 EDT CareerFuel It's been about 2 years since you started your business. You have a steady trickle of customers. Enough to keep things moving and for your venture to feel like a real business. But you're not growing as quickly as you'd like to. In fact, you're barely growing at all.

Sep 20, 2013 11:40 EDT CareerFuel Maybe you just started college or you are considering a career change. In either case, what has hopefully crossed your mind (you practical thinkers!) is “where are the jobs going to be in a few years.” Believe it or not, you have a friend in the government—the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sep 18, 2013 08:52 EDT CareerFuel Lori Cheek, Founder of Cheek’d, an innovative and fun twist on dating technology, took her show on the road this summer, visiting Chicago, Montreal and other places. One of her stops was the New York Tech Show, where she ran a KissStarter campaign to generate excitement for her startup… and we were there to watch.

Sep 16, 2013 09:42 EDT CareerFuel Our Town America, the nation’s premier new mover marketing program, helps recently relocated residents find their way to highly reputable area businesses. A 20% discount is given to veterans interested in buying a franchise. This discount is directly tied to Michael’s military service, which left him with a strong appreciation for how hard it can be to make ends meet.

Sep 13, 2013 09:55 EDT CareerFuel As China shapes the world and expands its economic influence, schoolchildren around the U.S. are increasingly being offered the option of learning Chinese. And that’s where Xiaoning Wang, an immigrant from China based in New York, is focusing her entrepreneurial efforts.