As an intern in DC, it is hard to overstate just how important it is to build a network of professional contacts. Among many other things, contacts can give you practical advice about how to navigate the city; they can tell you about jobs that may not be published online; they can get an application…

What words do you associate with bankruptcy? Do you think of greed, excess and irresponsibility? Many Americans do, sadly because our history has a long history of regarding bankruptcy as a moral issue. However, the Great Recession turned the notion of bankruptcy on its head, bringing to an end the stigma many people felt when…

When the dot com bubble expanded, so did the number of jobs created by start up companies. Riding a tide of venture capital and the successes of companies that turned idealistic young programmers into millionaires overnight, start up companies that were less than one year old created more that 66 million jobs between 1994-2010, according…

Trying to find a job in today’s economy can be challenging since many companies have trimmed their budgets. But unlike the recessions of last century, there are now many online employment websites to help job seekers market their skills. At first glance, resources such as Mashable.com, Dice.com, Indeed.com and various other companies can help organize…

The current unemployment rate in the United States stands at 7.3 percent. That’s an amazing improvement from the high of nearly 10 percent at the peak of the recession but still far from the glory days of the mid-2000s when the rate bottomed out at 4.4 percent. Let’s confront the reality, a lot of Americans…

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