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October 25, 2017

Over the last few years, I have written about economic stress in the hope that my insight and perspective as a researcher and as a person who has first-hand experience with this growing social problem might assist in bringing some level of empowerment to others, no mat...

While many around the nation were consumed with James Comey’s testimony before Congress, yesterday, the House used the opportunity to pass legislation to roll back banking rules and significantly limit the power of Dodd-Frank, which was President Obama’s financial refo...

September 3, 2016

In this age of trying to be more visible to recruiters and hiring managers, more people are wisely choosing to establish profiles on social media.  These profiles allow you to be “seen” by human eyes in addition to the applicant tracking systems (ATS) that are routinel...

January 28, 2016

A good friend has referred you to someone about a possible employment opportunity with a virtual introduction via e-mail.  This individual i.e., point of contact (POC), is quite emphatic that the opportunity will begin in the next 45 days and the vacancy must be filled...

On July 17, 2015, in a Baltimore, Maryland community, a murder-suicide was reported.  The suspect is a father who took his life after shooting his two sons.  One son died at the scene and the other son died later, at the hospital.  According to the police, a suicide no...

February 20, 2015

One of the worst feelings that a person who is actively looking for work can experience is thinking that they are being completely ignored by potential employers.  You have e-mailed dozens of resumes and applications over the last month, waiting patiently (and hopefull...

December 8, 2014

As more people who are experiencing economic stress struggle to find work, which can be even more difficult during the holiday season, a common mistake is being made by many.  It is placing too much or all of one’s energy on finding a job that is the same or very simil...

November 15, 2014

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a 5.8% unemployment rate for the month of October, which is a six year low, job scarcity remains a sobering reality for millions of people around the country.  This has been compounded by a growing trend that more and...

October 28, 2014

As I sit in my chair crafting this blog, I am amazed at the beauty of the moment.  It is a very peaceful and still day that is a reminder of just how wonderful life is but how often we simply take it for granted.  The trees are at their peak of color, the birds are chi...

October 1, 2014

During a conversation with a friend (whom I will call Chuck) a couple of weeks ago, I was told yet another story of the callousness of a bill collector.  In this case, Chuck feared that he may be laid off from his place of employment and secured an extension agreement...

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