Job Search Tips for Age 50+: Austin Writer Lands Web Editor Job

Because of the tidal wave of news stories discussing the challenges of landing a new job when you are age 50+, I asked Austin resident Margaret Miller to share her strategies for job search success. In 2012, Margaret and her husband moved to Austin from El Paso because his project-based work in El Paso was […]

Don’t Job Search Full Time!

If you are unemployed and you are looking for a new job, you’ve probably heard the advice that you should job search full time, just like if you had a full time job. Despite the grief I get from many career coaches, I disagree! Despite the plethora of career advice experts and well-intentioned family and […]

Using Work Values To Guide Career Decisions

Work values determine which characteristics feel essential or important for you to have in the day-to-day activities you perform in your work. People are happier at work when their work values are aligned with their career/job. The first steps in evaluating your work values are to name them and to prioritize them. It is unlikely […]

Sanity Strategies If You Have A Micromanager Boss

Most experienced professionals have at least one horror story about working for a micromanager boss, the type of boss who wants to be involved in every tiny detail of your work. To help employees grappling with this unpleasant situation, I compiled this list of strategies to manage or escape a micromanager boss: Empathize. Coach, trainer, […]

Austin Recruiters and Employment Agencies

This list of Austin recruiters and employment agencies is maintained by VocationVillage.com for the convenience of visitors to this site. Inclusion here does not represent an endorsement of any of these agencies. If you have suggested edits or additions for this page, please email me. Accountability Resources – Accounting and finance. Adecco – Full-service staffing. Aerotek […]

Should I Do An Internship?

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I just saw the legal ruling where a federal judge said that many unpaid internships are illegal if offered by a for-profit company. My college career advisor said that to maximize my marketability, I should do an internship whether it is paid or not. What do you recommend? Signed, Confused College Student […]

Happy Franchise Owners, Part 2

This article features happy franchise owners from Kiddie Academy, Labor Finders, Postal Connections, Primrose School, and World Adult Kickball Association. Part 1 features happy franchise owners from Anytime Fitness, CruiseOne, Elevation Burger, Fetch! Pet Care, Golden Corral, and Ikor. Stephanie Waszazak, Kiddie Academy Since 2008, Stephanie Waszazak is the owner of Kiddie Academy of Delran, […]

Happy Franchise Owners

A reader wrote to me asking me how to decide whether to buy a franchise and whether there are any happy franchise owners. I investigated and found 11 franchise owners who are happy and willing to share information about their businesses. Franchise owners profiled below are from Anytime Fitness, CruiseOne, Elevation Burger, Fetch! Pet Care, […]

Should I Buy A Franchise?

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I would like to own my own business but I am overwhelmed when I think about starting one completely from zero. I have some money from an inheritance and I am thinking about investing it in franchise ownership, but I don’t know how to decide if this is a good idea or […]

“Help Me Find a Job Fast”

Dear Dr. Civitelli, Can you help me find a job fast? I hate my job so much, I am depressed when I wake up on Monday morning and I stay that way until Friday evening. I’ve used up all my sick days and vacation time and it is early in the year. I don’t like […]