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  • Job Search

    In an earlier post, I outlined 5 reasons your job search may not be working. Here are some additional items to consider as you troubleshoot your job search.

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    Workers at airport operator BAA have voted in favor of strike action that could close Britain's major airports this month.

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    Unemployment is stuck near 10 percent and deflation and a stock market collapse threaten. The Federal Reserve and Barack Obama are out of bullets. Near zero federal funds rates, central bank purchases of mortgage backed bonds and other securities, and a $1.6 trillion deficit have failed to revive the economy.

  • Mark Hurd

    It's déjà vu. Only last week, I discussed how stakeholder trust has been half the battle for PwC's new Corporate Responsibility Leader Shannon Schuyler, as she redefines the company's work culture. Now, a well-respected CEO has left technology company HP on allegations of unethical management.

  • Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at the premier of The Expendables.

    State workers across the country have long complained about budget-cutting by way of furloughs and pay cuts. Now California’s state employee unions are taking the fight to the wellspring of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s popularity: the big screen. The NYT reports.

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    One of the psychic benefits of a job is the camaraderie of working on a team, from a shared mission to the simple day-to-day water cooler interactions. But sometimes it’s not a bed of roses, and there are people you see and work with everyday, with whom you don’t get along.

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    President Obama is seeking to double exports, through marketing programs and new free trade deals. However worthy those initiatives may be, doubling exports does no good if imports double too. By increasing the trade gap, more open trade policies would increase the drag on growth and jobs creation.

  • What's Next?

    To accomplish robust growth and lower unemployment to pre-recession levels, President Obama must temper his impulse to tax and regulate, and stop appeasing China and Wall Street.

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    Today many companies are redesigning the foundations of work itself. In the process, they are customizing the workplace to deliver both high performance for their shareholders and sustainable career–life fit for their talent.

  • The president has an opportunity to ensure that it's not just the "fat cats" that benefit from GM's public stock offering, Cramer said.

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    The message from campuses was loud and clear. According to Schuyler, candidates are increasingly asking what the firm is doing to give back to the community, who they donate to, what they do toward the environment, etc.

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    How good are you at learning? If you want to move up, and take on new assignments, your learning power is critical.

  • Job Losses

    Thirteen months into recovery from a deep recession, this is disappointing. The economy must add 13 million private sector jobs by the end of 2013 to bring unemployment down to 6 percent. President Obama's policies are not creating conditions for businesses to hire those 320,000 workers each month, net of layoffs.

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    Are employers facing a fight to hold onto their employees as the economy recovers? If Tim Geithner's New York Times op-ed is correct, the question of retention—and especially of top talent—is going to start cropping up in the not too distant future.

  • Unemployment

    If you’ve been searching for several months and don’t have a new job to show for it, don’t get discouraged. Get observant. Look at what you have done to date because something is not working.

  • The White House is pumping sunshine—the economy is in tough shape. Fourth quarter GDP numbers show the economy is not growing fast enough to create jobs and bring down unemployment.

  • The Parthenon in Greece

    Behind the revival in confidence in Greece lurks fear things could still fall apart, the Financial Times reports.

  • BP CEO Tony Hayward

    The biggest challenge for Dudley is going to be reconfiguring the company culture toward rigorous accountability. Going forward, corporate social responsibility (CSR) will have a new found meaning at BP.

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  • President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

    Maybe common folk who vote and earn a living in the real world know something Ivy League professors living off endowment income and advising presidents can't fathom. Reckless, unproductive government spending, higher taxes and regulations that accomplish little but to raise costs, kill investment, drive jobs offshore, and destroy prosperity.