Survey Finds Meaningful Work #1 Reason To Change Jobs

Recently I ran a survey on VocationVillage.com asking visitors their #1 reason to accept a new job. After 128 votes, here are the responses: . Are you surprised? I thought “Flexible work schedule” and “Great boss” would receive more votes than they did. If you are a hiring manager and you are hoping to attract […]

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? . […]

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 […]

Resume Advice: Beware The Functional Resume

Need some resume advice that works? One of the most common questions I’m asked by job seekers is whether they should use a chronological resume or a functional resume. Our guest expert, Kristen Fife, is an experienced recruiter and resume writer. She has a lot to say about effective resumes! Here is Kristen’s resume advice: […]

A Tutorial On How To Use Career And Job Search Engines

Career and job search engines are the way that most people today try to explore different types of work and to find a new job. Career search engines are helpful for exploring different occupations to choose which one(s) you want to pursue. Job search engines are useful for identifying hiring trends and specific job openings […]

Best Retirement Jobs

Dear Dr. Civitelli, I am wrapping up a 30 year career in a field I want to leave. I have enough money that I can be picky in choosing the best retirement career for myself, but not enough money that I can stop working entirely. I have no idea what I want to do. Can […]

Searching For A New Career That Fits Me

Dear VocationVillage.com, How do I find a career that would free me from my desk, let me live anywhere and still do my work–and I would prefer to live in Italy, please? My background is that of a 25 year successful real estate broker specializing in selling new homes for a national top 10 builder. […]

Job Hunting for New College Graduates

Paul Knight from the Houston Press interviewed me about job hunting for new college graduates. In the current tough economy, there’s a new verb, “recessioned,” meaning, “To be unemployed or underemployed because of the difficult job market.” When this article was published in 2010, I managed the career counseling staff at University of Houston University […]