Archives for January 2011

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 having no references keeps me unemployed. I am competing […]