Working For A Startup

Most people agree there are big differences between working for a startup and working for an established company. Established companies offer big-name resume building, perception of a more predictable and secure career path, and structured training programs. Startups offer the potential to take on higher levels of responsibility earlier in your career, a more dynamic […]

Book Review: How To Be An Infopreneur

I think of the above proverb when I am tempted to kick myself for not learning about information product marketing earlier. I wish I had started twenty years ago rather than recently. However, I am glad I started because creating my first information product (Help Me Find A Career: Strategies To Choose Work You Will […]

What Recruiters Wish You Knew About Career Fairs

I have spent a lot of time in my life at career fairs, both as a recruiter and as a career counselor invited to attend the fair to assist job seekers. Often when job seekers are out of earshot, I have the opportunity to hear what recruiters think about these events. I think you should […]

Mid-Life Entrepreneur Success Story

PR professional Sydney Weisman shares her mid-life entrepreneur success story.

Microsoft Employee Career Change

There are not many people who have had a more varied career than former Microsoft employee yvette Soler (yvette purposefully spells her first name with a lower case “y”). A college grad who majored in engineering and music, yvette turned down an offer from the FBI to begin her career in high tech, first at […]

Entrepreneur Creates His Own Job In Custom Chocolate Niche

When Eric B. Heinbockel graduated from Columbia University, he launched a job search during one of the worst economic recessions in recent history. After a full year of job searching, he still had not landed a job. With little to lose since he was unemployed, Mr. Heinbockel co-launched a specialty chocolate company. I interviewed Mr. […]

College Internship To Full-Time Job Success Story: Leigh Peterson

This success story is part of a series profiling people who leveraged their college internship experience into a full-time job. This interview features Leigh Peterson, a communications professional. Leigh, what college did you attend? The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio What year did you graduate from college? 2000 Where did you complete an internship? . […]

Book Review: “Secrets of Six-Figure Women”

“Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies To Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life” is a gem of a book. Author Barbara Stanny is the same person who wrote, “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming,” the classic book that inspired readers to stop waiting for a spouse, the lottery, or any other external source of salvation to […]

How To Re-Enter The Workforce After A Long Absence

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I am a 37 year old housewife with a BSBA in Management. I haven’t worked in the past 10 years, and my work experience before that is in a different country, as a cashier. Even though I have a degree, my lack of experience, and no references keeps me unemployed. I am […]

How To Land An Entry Level Job

Dear VocationVillage.com, My fiancé is trying to find a meaningful career. He has worked for the past 10+ years, mostly in various delis/pizzerias/restaurants, etc. He has no college degree. He has been applying online to various jobs where no degree is necessary and he can start entry level, such as UPS and Geico. However the […]