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First Week On The Job

by Luke Landes

I started a new job this week. The location is much more convenient, the pay is better, the responsibilities are relatively similar, and the people are friendlier. In addition, it’s bound to be better for my career at the company in the short term and for my life in the long term. Things are progressing ... Continue reading this article…

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Today Was My Last Day

by Luke Landes

My desk has been cleared and my responsibilities have been delegated upward to my supervisor, as today is my last day in my current position. Tomorrow morning, I’ll board a JetBlue flight from JFK International Airport and head to California with my girlfriend. When I return next Sunday, I’ll be preparing for Monday’s work in ... Continue reading this article…

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Be A Financial Advisor

by Luke Landes

Money Magazine has ranked hundreds of careers and have decided that the job of Financial Advisor ranks third. That’s not too shabby. Here are the stats provided by the magazine. The average salary is $122,500, which is a little less than three times what my base salary would have been this year had I not ... Continue reading this article…

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Seven Tips When Starting a New Job

by Luke Landes

Next Thursday, I’m leaving for a family (and girlfriend) vacation to California (Orange County, Lake Tahoe, Los Angeles, Disneyland, etc.). When I return, I’ll be starting a new job with the same company at a location closer to where I live and nicer than Newark. This article came to me just in time, and thanks ... Continue reading this article…

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More Reviews of Career Intensity by David Lorenzo

by Luke Landes

Since I posted my initial review of Career Intensity by David Lorenzo, some other bloggers have also praised the forthcoming book. Sarah Bosch from the Business Opportunities Weblog finds Career Intensity to be a valuable read and Free Money Finance gave the book 8 stars. FMF also just published an interview with the author. If ... Continue reading this article…

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This Just In – Scores

by Luke Landes

Exxon 340 Wal-Mart 316 In overtime, Exxon came through to topple Wal-Mart and coach Tillerson is ecstatic. Exxon was the leader of the Petroleum Refining Division, a segment that hasn’t won the national title in many years. In other news, here is the 2006 Fortune 500.

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Tips For Picking Out a Suit

by Luke Landes

Fortune Magazine presents tips for picking out a suit. It’s not exactly advice for those of us on a budget, but I’ve heard that everyone should have at least one great suit. I’ve also heard that one should dress for how your see yourself in the future, not how you see yourself now. Personally, I’m ... Continue reading this article…

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I Got The Job

by Luke Landes

I’m happy to share my good news. After returning from Florida last week, I had an interview with another division of my company, in a location closer to my home. To my surprise and pleasure, I was offered the job yesterday. There are a number of benefits to taking this job. It’s closer to where ... Continue reading this article…

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Slackers Unite!

by Luke Landes

To be smart, slow down, lay back, and don’t try to do so many things at once. That advice seems to be needed to help stimulate productivity from “knowledge workers.” Here are some points from the article: * “The physiological effects of tiredness are well-known. You can turn a smart person into an idiot just ... Continue reading this article…

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The Fidel Castro of Office Furniture

by Luke Landes

Here’s an interesting article on the history of the cubicle. Apparently, the original intent was much different than what we now experience. Companies searching for the most economical solution impeded the ideal. The new system included plenty of work surfaces and display shelves; partitions were a part of it, intended to provide privacy and places ... Continue reading this article…

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Women Earn More Than Men

by Luke Landes

In a number of professions, the average salary for women is higher than the average for men. CNN is listing 39 of the 80 such professions discovered by the author of Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap — and What Women Can Do About It. If you look at the ... Continue reading this article…

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Ben Stein Protects America

by Luke Landes

Thanks to AllThingsFinancial, I came across this piece by Ben Stein, who I’ve mentioned fairly often on this blog. I like Ben Stein even though we don’t always agree on every issue. In his new column in the New York Times, Ben talks about the huge disparity between worker and executive pay. He provides some ... Continue reading this article…

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Changes to Online Job Hunting

by Luke Landes

According to CNN, searching for jobs online is getting more difficult starting today. There are new federal regulations that put simply create a situation where it benefits employers to have fewer active applicants for any certain position. In order to be seriously considered for a position, not only does your resume have to be tailored ... Continue reading this article…

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Is It Time To Leave Your Job?

by Luke Landes

Listen up, Suze has something to say. Suze Orman has a pretty good column up at Yahoo Finance, and that means a lot coming from me. I’m often critical of Suze’s attitude, voice, and sometimes her advice. But this time, her thoughts ring true. In her latest column, Suze offers five signs it’s time to ... Continue reading this article…

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Underpaid or Overtitled?

by Luke Landes

Here’s a corrollary to yesterday’s thoughts on underearning income. Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine urges people who feel they are underpaid to consider whether they are actually overtitled. Here’s the letter to the editor: I was among the top five salespeople at my software company last year, and I’m pretty sure I’m drastically underpaid. I ... Continue reading this article…

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How To Become As Rich As Bill Gates

by Luke Landes

This essay is several years old, but I’ve just come across it now, at 2:00 in the morning on January 19, 2006. How do you become as rich as Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft? William Henry Gates III made his best decision on October 28, 1955, the night he was born. He chose J.W. ... Continue reading this article…

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Motivation for Generation X

by Luke Landes

Along the same lines of work/life balance, Anne Fischer from Fortune Magazine has written an article that looks at what Generation Xers want. It turns out that recognition, status, power, and cash are low on this generation’s list of desires, but a lattice structure (rather than a hierarchical ladder structure) and life outside of work ... Continue reading this article…

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Zawodny on Work/Life Balance

by Luke Landes

Jeremy Zawodny works for Yahoo and has noticed many of his coworkers and colleagues are taking extended leaves from their full-time tech jobs to strive for work/life balance. I used to work for a huge tiny non-profit. By “huge” I am referring to the sense that our projects affected hundreds of thousands of people each ... Continue reading this article…

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Have A Happy Retirement

by Luke Landes

According to a study from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, each additional $10,000 added to your net worth in retirement increases the chance that an individual will rate his or herself among the most satisfied by 1 percent. This study has been cited by a number of journalists: John Clements of the Wall Street Journal, Walter Updegrave ... Continue reading this article…

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Taxes and Your First Job

by Luke Landes

Yesterday I mentioned earier, this Thursday will be National Tax Advice Day. Yes, it’s a fabricated holiday to sell software and services from H&R Block, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some good information within their materials. H&R Block has advice for those people in their first job who might be filing their taxes ... Continue reading this article…

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