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The Great 8: Top Companies for Women

PINK Magazine, a business magazine that “promotes women who are making a significant impact on the world through their work and their lives-while being true to themselves”, recently published its Top Companies for Women. Unlike other “Top” lists, PINK’s list is intensely focused on metrics, what they call “the Four P’s”: Power (women in board [...]

Careersthatdontsuck.com Launches Newsletters!

CareerCasts Newsletter (Monthly): A career and job management newsletter for career changers, experienced professionals, new job market entrants, returning and displaced workers, and anyone else and anyone else who wants a career that doesn’t suck. Sustainable Careers Newsletter (Monthly): A newsletter for those interested or working in careers in nonprofits, social enterprises, and others working [...]

8 Steps To Selling Yourself Into A New Career

Transferable skills are the currency of the new world of work. This truth has been borne out by my own research, and that of respected researchers and futurists. Starting now, having the right skills can mean the difference between making yourself invaluable with your employer and rescuing your career from outsourcing and obsolescence. Once you’ve [...]

The Secrets of Career Changers

I’ve spent a lot of time talking to friends, colleagues and strangers about their career adventures. I’m very interested in how they are navigating the changes in the labor market and in their own organizations. Even though the “future of work” is not quite here, it has been widely reported to be upon us. If [...]

Most In-Demand Transferable Skills

Computer skills (Windows and Mac Operating systems, enterprise software, databases) Understanding the Web/Knowing what’s popular now (social networking, tagging, blogging, wikis, IM, widgets) Engineering and design skills (design and build just about anything) Communication skills (Writing, Speaking with colleagues and clients) Selling experience (sales pros are in great demand) Management and supervisory skills Presentation skills [...]

Careersthatdontsuck Career Changers Group First Meeting A Success

Last night we convened the first meeting of the Career Changers’ Group. A small group of us met at the Townhouse Bar & Grill in Emeryville, CA for a two-hour meetup that was part peer learning, part brain-storming and part group therapy. Each of us was at a different place in our career development–some had [...]

Ad:tech London Sept. 26-27

Ad:tech is the premier interactive marketing conference.  It’s an annual event held each year in San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, New York, Paris, Hamburg, Beijing, Singapore and Sydney.  The Ad:tech London conference features exhibits by leading interactive companies (i.e. Yahoo!, Value Click, DoubleClick, and Casale) and networking opportunities, in addition to educational workshops on advertgaming, affiliate [...]

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