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Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 4th Weekend Top Career Development Stories

Readers weekly choice of the Most Read Career Transition Articles for 07/03/10.   These are the the top 3 stories that your peers have read this past week including:What do you do if you are fired in your 50's? (video) and Comment of the Day:"I'm at a Networking Event--Now What???".  Hope you find them valuable.

 Top 3 Articles:(based on readers selection)

  1. What do you do if you are fired in your 50's? (video)

     Editor's Notes: If you are fired in your 50's it can be both a great disappointment and a great opportunity. This story demonstrates how people can seize the moment as an opportunity to improve their life. Going from I hate my job to "I love my job".

  2. Comment of the Week:"I'm at a Networking Event--Now What???"

    Spot-on Tips and here are a few more:

    1) Don’t take networking too seriously. It can and should be fun. Connect with the intention of helping others rather than simply expecting to find the elusive perfect job or client. Relax, smile, take the pressure off yourself and focus on what you can bring to the party or offer in the form of contacts, knowledge or resources.

3. 2.1 million people are losing their unemployment benefits

House Passes  Unemployment benefits Jobs Bill. It now moves to the Senate. But Congress is on Vacation for a week. As reported by CNN " more than 2.1 million people are expected to have lost their unemployment benefits by the time legislators reconvene on July 12.
House Democrats have struggled to get support from Republicans, who oppose the extension because it adds to the nation's $1.4 trillion deficit."   Do you think the Senate should pass it?

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