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Like pub crawls, but we visit restaurants

Dishcrawl’s local ambassador speaks

Lindsay Marks explains what it takes to be a Dishcrawl Ambassador. First, tell me about Dishcrawl. Dishcrawls are kind of like pub crawls, but we visit restaurants instead. It’s not your typical tour company. Rather, ...

Design your own career

It’s not all sewing in the fashion world

Heather Maynard of Cardiff started creating prom dresses when she was 15 with her mother Lisa. She learned to sew and design patterns from Lisa who had worked in Hollywood making costumes for movies. Today ...

It’s risky to stifle risk

Fear of blame stifles creativity

Years ago, I worked at a company that didn’t have the most progressive management. In fact, it often seemed to be backward to me. I soon noticed that no one really felt good about working ...

Work-at-home wisdom

The Executive in Sweatpants speaks.

Matt Keener, author of Executive in Sweatpants, says he can help you find success among the growing ranks of those who work from home. First, tell me a little bit about your story. After graduating ...

Training new workers is expensive

So why don’t employers try harder to keep the employees they have?

Fact No. 1: 19 million American workers expect to change jobs in the next year. That’s 13.3 percent of the country’s workforce. Fact No. 2: The average wage of U.S. workers was $42,979 per year, ...

Step... kick... payday

Your love for dancing could get you a job

Tap dancing to Ricky Martin songs at the San Diego County Fair five years in a row does not make you a professional dancer, but with a little more training you could make a career ...

G.I. Joe needs a job

The case for hiring ex-military.

The unemployment rate for former military is reportedly more than 10%, which higher than the national rate. This is a tragedy. One of the factors contributing to this high rate is that folks in the ...

Are you ready for a football job?

Score a career in America's favorite sport.

Even if you’re too skinny or the wrong sex to make it as a linebacker in the NFL you can still have a career in football. With a background in everything from public relations to ...

The entrepreneur problem

Why don’t employers like hiring former business owners?

The beauty and joy of starting your own business might turn out to be an ugly blemish if you are older and fail. Increasingly, it is more difficult for workers ages 55-plus to re-enter the ...

Get paid to go to school

Four years of training and education, on the government’s dime

The Department of Defense seeks apprentices who want to get paid to work and go to school. First, please give me a brief overview of the program. We are a four-year Federal program based upon ...

Are you a franchise player?

As baby boomers retire, franchising opportunities open up.

Todd and Lisa Orenstein work long hours at their Jersey Mike’s sub shop in Huntington Beach. But to the young couple, the hard work will pay off after their first year. It’s not just about ...