Category: Underemployed

How to Overcome Underemployment

How to Overcome Underemployment

As our regular readers know, we periodically take a look at reports and surveys on a variety of topics that impact consumers’ personal finances.  The other day, I was browsing through the Business Section of the Chicago Tribune and ran across an article written by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz on June 29, 2016.  It highlighted the issue […]

July 7, 2016 | By More
How Do You Feel After a Job Loss?

How Do You Feel After a Job Loss?

Today’s article we share is from J.T. O’Donnell who brings up a part of conversation that may not often be recognized by those experiencing it.  To be specific, people who have lost their job due to being laid off or fired.  The top layer may be the question, “How do you feel after a job […]

January 20, 2015 | By More
Personal Cards for Job Seekers’ Networking

Personal Cards for Job Seekers’ Networking

One of the first pieces of advice John, one of my mentors, gave me was to always have a business card at the ready.  I have found this to be so incredibly helpful as I’m out and about even in passing conversation with people about MoneyBasicsU Magazine.  Whether I’m attending or covering events, doing interviews, […]

December 18, 2014 | By More
Use of Social Media to Get a Job

Use of Social Media to Get a Job

We recently shared some insights about job hunting during the holiday season in our Post Job Hunting During the Holidays.  To extend this conversation even beyond the holidays, we want to visit the important subject of the use of social media to get a job. Now, we realize that many of you are actively engaged […]

December 17, 2014 | By More
The Underemployed College Grad:  Part II

The Underemployed College Grad: Part II

When I graduated from college, I was fortunate to land a full-time job in the industry that interested me fairly quickly.  (That’s me in my cap and gown!)  I couldn’t have imagined the day would come that finding a job with your diploma in hand would have ever become a problem.  Apparently, that is exactly […]

March 19, 2014 | By More
The Underemployed College Grad:  Part I

The Underemployed College Grad: Part I

Would you like to know something I used to say that I don’t say today?  I have stricken the beginnings of the sentence, “I’ll never….”  Let me tell you why.  Over the years, I’ve come to understand two important realities. Reality #1:  Life experience has a sneaky way of altering our view of people and […]

March 18, 2014 | By More