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Richard M. Knappen

Richard M. Knappen is the president of Chessmen Career Movers, an outplacement, career management, and consulting firm that is one of the oldest and largest locally-owned companies of its type in Southern California.

Articles by Richard M. Knappen

G.I. Joe needs a job

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 ...

October 10, 2013
Your next coworker may be a robot?

Robots are here to stay, and according to many experts they will take over many more tasks in the coming years. Where are robots used? They are everywhere. They have been in the automotive industry ...

August 1, 2013
Don’t call them soft skills

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

Join the club

Associations vary as much as the industries they represent. Most provide resources for their members, including networking events, education, industry research, publications, professional services, and perhaps job listings. These events may be face-to-face, which is ...

June 20, 2013
A smile, a handshake, a positive attitude

When a company produces a new widget, that is is the culmination of months or maybe years of research, development, design, and manufacturing. But the work is not over yet. When a software company designs ...

What should Bernice do?

Bernice recently lost her job. Her email said, “I have been working for a long period of time, and I am enjoying my time off, getting my house in order, and taking care of my ...

How hot is your network?

There are many studies that have been compiled for decades on techniques that people use when they are conducting a job search. The one job search method that has consistently ranked at the top for ...

March 28, 2013
Military personnel storm the job market

Military personnel are worried. They hear the news. They watch television. They hear terms such as sequestration, cutbacks, downsizing, rightsizing, reduction in force. Soon, we may find that many former military personnel are in the ...

January 31, 2013
The conformity curse

If you are like everyone else, you are sacrificing your individuality, your goals, and your uniqueness.

January 3, 2013
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