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May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
I am hopeing that one day people will be able to do this with Knowledge net. Until then, there are plenty of places to search for a specific company to try to get into. If I wasn't in my current situation, I would try to spend most of my job search time looking at companies I want to work in. Then again, the company I am in now is a Fortune 100 company with a very large internal hiring scheme. I might not be doing that bad afterall, but it sure feel like it.

I got the cuts and briuses to prov...
May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Women do what when employed???

Working women are spending about an hour more doing housework and taking care of family members each day than working men do, according to a new report released by the Department of Labor. At the same time, men are putting in more hours at work.

The recently released "American Time Use Survey", based on U.S. Census Bureau interviews with 21,000 people on their activities during one 24-hour period last year, is the government's first comprehensive study reveal...
May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
As with anyone who works, your working for a reason; to have money to spend on things you want and need presently or in the future.

So obviously, knowing how to make more (other than getting an education and making crude career moves) is important.

Career Builder has a list of 6 ways to do this. All at the link.

1. Do your research.

2. Outline a case for yourself.

3. Know what's going on in your neighborhood.

Work, rent, investment, telecommunting, education, retirement, prof...
May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Here are some job hunter stories that will rattle your chain!!! Spooky! Just i time for... Holloween???

Horror Story No. 1: Always confirm a new job offer before you resign from the old one.

Horror Story No. 2: When scheduling an interview, inquire about the format and location.
-Ok I messed up there a few times.

Horror Story No. 3: Prepare for a rainy day and bring an umbrella.
-Say what?

There is, of course, more at the link giving some details to the horror stories. DON...
May 26, 2005 by joeKnowledge
In a New York expose on class, they talk about everything from the rich to the poor and what it means Whether your into this sort of thing or not (or like the NY Times or not), you will find this insiteful and lead to some very important discussions.

Here is the new article:

Class Matters: The College Dropout Boom
One of the biggest decisions Andy Blevins has ever made, and one of the few he now regrets, never seemed like much of a decision at all. It just felt like the natural thing to d...
May 24, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Unemployment, under employment, over employment... just hate your job...

What do you do when you become unemployed and send out a few hundered resumes then nothing happenes?

Richard Sheridan spent 18 years at Interface Systems, an Ann Arbor, Mich. company that translated documents to the Web. As vice president of software development, managing 36 software engineers, he was bringing home a six-figure salary. "It was a very comfortable existence with great vacation and benefits and loads of ...
May 22, 2005 by joeKnowledge
If you or someone you know is a victim of work harrassment, take a look at the link below.

As a victim myself, and as someone apparelty fired for it, you should know your rights. There are things you can AND can not go to court for if it goes to that level. Also keep in mind that "I'll sue" is not always an option. You have to try to work out the situation with your employer and then take the case to relevent govermental parties. If that does not solve the situation, then make court your fina...
May 22, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Strangely enough, isn't that what Joe User sort of does already? Gawker Media?

SOURCE: MIT Technology Review

While mainstream media outlets grapple with the role they will play in the 21st century, a new kind of media is on the rise, one that promises greater transparency in the creation of news.

It's called collaborative citizen journalism (CCJ), where ordinary citizens band together on the Web to write original stories and critique mainstream media stories, using the Internet to con...
May 22, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Why the FCC is targeting VoIP 911 calls
Published: May 19, 2005, 8:30 AM PDT By Ben Charny

Law and order are coming to VoIP 911.

Most Americans take it for granted that when they dial 911 they will reach a dispatcher who can immediately summon an ambulance, fire truck or police patrol. That dispatcher might even dispense preliminary advice for those with medical emergencies. But for the growing number of people who are using their broadband connections to make phon...
May 22, 2005 by joeKnowledge
As you can see, video games are making a nice place for advertising, but will tacky or good? Here is the linked article with snippet:

'Spectator advertising' next frontier in games
Published: May 18, 2005, 9:32 AM PDT - By Reuters

Video game players face a plethora of ads in games, from billboards on virtual streets to soft drink machines. Now the industry has a new target in mind--video game spectators.

As the video game industry gathers in Los Angeles for t...
May 17, 2005 by joeKnowledge
More news on the job front. On blogger writes about how RSS feeds and classifieds could join forces to share content. SiliconBeat wonders if classifieds ads could shift from newspapers to eBay-craigslist to RSS:

The ability of web site owners to publish feeds of their content, known more commonly as RSS, could soon allow sellers and buyers, or employers and potential employees, to more efficiently find each other.

Consider XYZ Corp., which wants to hire five programmers. Its human resour...
May 17, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Its been a long weekend for me. All these hardships I've been going through for the past 4 or so years made something that was not very much of a big deal make me feel pretty small. I was invited to be an admin for a website. For me, that is great news. I can put it on my resume and everything (its volunteer)!!! But a few days ago I was asked to fill out a non-discosure agreement. No biggie, where do I sign... well the problem is that I have to print it and then scan it after signing and send it...
May 14, 2005 by joeKnowledge
Talking about entry level work and actually being entry level work (rather than just a job) should be debated.

As much as I deride the place I work now, they actually hve interior advancement that works and works often. People have moved from workin in the trucks (with the dirt and dust moving packages at an unbelieveble amount per hour) to workin as a floor manager.

This, I find, makes me try my best to come in everyday and on time no matter how much I am still hurting from the previous d...
May 14, 2005 by joeKnowledge
I haven't started reading it yet, but I am sure it is going to be a very interesting 3 week article piece.

As a person who is a minority, I do sometimes wonder... and I guess it is partly due to my experiences when i was younger and the fact that my parents lived through the days where you drank out of a 'colored' water fountain... I wonder if I would be back on my feet right now working, at minimum 25,000 a year, if I were white. About 4 ears ago, maybe a few months before the Wolrd Trade Ce...
May 9, 2005 by joeKnowledge

The 100 Best High Schools in America
By Barbara Kantrowitz

May 16 issue - In the winter of 1821, the civic leaders of Boston approved what was then a radical idea. At a time when advanced learning was largely restricted to the wealthy, they voted to create the country's first public high school, open to boys 12 or older who could pass an entrance exam. Ever since, Americans have been trying to figure out exactly what public high schools should do. Should they ...