Robots and Jobs in Retail

Robots and automation are taking over many jobs in the warehouse, malls, online, and your favorite stores. See where the jobs may be.

Robots & The Fast Food Industry

Rock Bottom Employment and Fast Food Service Part 3 in a Series on Jobs and Robots In spite of all the changes to jobs over the past 70 years, when a job hunter hit bottom, there have been two places [...]

A Brief History of Robots from SciFi to the Shop Floor

The History and Possible Future of Robots Part 2 in a Series on Jobs and Robots There are two vastly different views of a future working with robots. In the first view, robots will gain intelligence and replace workers (and, [...]

Robots vs. Humans in the Race for Jobs

Will Finding a Job Become More and More Difficult? Part 1 in a Series on Jobs and Robots The American worker, once the envy of the world, has lately been battered by reduced wages, impermanent jobs, increased work hours, and [...]

Facebook Offers New Job Hunting Tools

Can Facebook Jobs Threaten LinkedIn? Job Hunters Can Use the Best of Both Digital Worlds Job hunters now have a new tool that allows them to search for local job openings directly on Facebook. On Feb. 15th, Facebook made it [...]

Job Hunters & the New LinkedIn Interface

Which LinkedIn Membership Works for Your Job Hunt? For two months, LinkedIn has been slowly rolling out its new interface for those who use LinkedIn from their desktop (or laptop) computers via a browser. This can have a big effect [...]

LinkedIn’s Open Candidate Feature May Help a Job Find You

Learn How (and Whether) to Activate the Feature LinkedIn recently announced a new Open Candidate feature to make it easier for working job hunters to hide their search from their employer and to signal to other corporate recruiters that they are [...]

The Frugal Guide to Online Learning

Online Learning for (Not) Dummies Alternatives to Lynda.com As we discussed in our last post, Lynda.com is a great resource for online learning and is now being incorporated more into LinkedIn, itself. In today’s job market, the need for continuous [...]

LinkedIn Adds Skills Education to Its Core Mission

Lynda.com Courses Available Free for Some LinkedIn Subscribers About a year and a half ago, LinkedIn bought the online training site, Lynda.com. Until last week, the two remained separate entities, each offering a variety of paid and free options. Last [...]

Build Your Own Online Job Search Hub

A Job Hunter’s Guide to Getting Noticed Online Set Up a Communications Hub on the Web for your Job Search Part 2 of The Modern (Older) Job Hunter If you have worked for a single employer over a period of [...]

The Modern (Older) Job Hunter

A Splash Landing into the Job Market, Part 1 of The Modern (Older) Job Hunter Let’s start with a Future Fable. The astronaut remembered the day he splashed-down on earth after a 25-year mission to the stars. (How could he [...]

Red Beans, Rice and Your Job Hunt

Why Job Hunting and Cooking Red Beans and Rice are Alike Although I grew up in New Jersey and trained in the midwest, I lived and worked in Louisiana for 25 years. It took a while, but I finally realized [...]