Resumes and Job Hunting

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

When finding a job is your job

Five keys to a successful search

For the final in a six-part series, Kate Kerr (nee Hanley) reviews the five main practices necessary to ensuring success with your job search or accelerating your career path. Let’s review. We’ve talked separately about ...

Old dog? Learn new tricks

For the last eight months, Jan Browning, 54 of San Diego, searched the Internet, networked diligently, and used all the social networking tools available to find a job. After 347 applications and 45 interviews she ...

Keep on moving forward

How to maintain momentum in your job search

This week, fifth in a six-part series, business coach Kate Kerr (nee Hanley) explains the importance of persistence in the job search or job upgrade process. We’ve talked about networking and goal-setting, and today you ...

It’s hard not to get excited

Real estate recovery means jobs

Rose Hipp has been a realtor for 20 years and has seen her profession go from hot to ice cold. These days, no matter what the headlines say, her career is taking off once again. ...

You're fired!

Now what?

One of the worst days in anyone’s work life is the day they get fired or laid-off. They have no idea that tomorrow can be a worse day. Why? Because the day-after is the day ...

I want to be an independent tradeswoman.

Molly Whittaker explains how San Diego Continuing Education helped inspire her passion for upholstery and where she’s going next. First, tell me a little bit about your job history. I’ve been working as a professional ...

Fly away with a job.

Take advantage of a coming pilot shortage

Jessica Gier learned to fly her father’s Cessna 172 at Gillespie Field in El Cajon when she was 18. By the time she was 23 she was flying for a freight company and now, 10 ...

It's a badass job

...but somebody has to be a bounty hunter.

Jared Steiger sat at the bar in a San Diego Applebee’s sipping a diet soda. His white tank top showed off multiple tattoos, and he nervously checked his cell phone every few seconds. Before he ...

Don’t call them soft skills

More important than any degree are these life skills.

A true professional is one who learns every aspect of the job, and who exhibits appropriate behavior at all times.

You can bet on casino jobs

As the gambling industry grows

From Las Vegas and Atlantic City to Macau in China, jobs in the casino industry are a sure deal for a career in these lean times. You can bet the house that these jobs are ...

Don't tell anyone

...that you're applying to work for the CIA

Landing a job with the Central Intelligence Agency isn’t easy. But now that Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the agency and current employee of the defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton quit and ...

Playing field now leveled

Jamila DeCarli explains how The San Diego Community College District’s WorkAbility III program can help provide vocational counseling for students with disabilities. First, tell me about the WorkAbility program and your part in it. The ...