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Entries for May, 2017

Remote workers’ fear — “love”

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Psychologist Maxine Schnall once said, “Never love anything that can’t love you back.” Thus, one in six people have had a harder time “breaking up” with their car than ending their first relationship (CarMax survey of 3,044 drivers 18 and older) from USA Today – Michael B. Smith and Paul Trap. – […]

Looking for a job? Stay positive and productive

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From Monster.com’s Lily Martis comes this: Whether you left a job because you hated it or you left because you were let go, it is tough to be in between jobs. These important productive steps should help you return to the workplace: Stick to a schedule Tap professional resources Set specific goals Develop […]

‘Soft Skills’ can set YOU apart

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] As Sarah Sipek of “CareerBuilder” writes in the Courier-Post, technical or hard skills are essential qualifications for a job, but “soft skills” focus on how you interact with others. For details visit careerbuilder.com. Here are the headings: Communication Ability to handle criticism Attention to detail Positive attitude Time management [To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com]   […]

Finance by the numbers…

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Reasons people age 50 and older give adult children money — according to Robert Powell, USA Today Don’t know. Just give money = 36% Rent/mortgage/home purchase = 20% Cellphone bill = 18% Purchase or lease a car = 17% Education expenses = 15% Health care expenses = 15% Pay down debt = 13% […]