Yep, inflation is here. How do I know? Like any good wannabe economist, I’ve created my own inflation barometer. I call it “price increases of random stuff that Josh buys at Walmart.” I also have my own barometer that measures whether or not we’re in a recession. I call it “At 8am, are there an absurd number of cars in a drive-thru waiting for $4 coffee?” FYI…according to my barometer, we’re not currently in a recession.
I’ve gotten a bit of flack over my “Occupy” rant. Just a quick note: I’m not so unlike you, protesters. I can empathize with the large number of currently unemployed college graduates. I graduated in May of 2002 with a degree in finance. I imagine that the job market for graduates with finance degrees during the summer of 2002 was similar to the job market for asbestos salespersons in the 1990s. I sent out resumes to over 100 companies. I groaned as my search broadened from large financial firms to insurance firms to pretty much anyone who would hire me.
First off, did you see the walk-off grand slam by Nellie Cruz last night? Legendary.
Anyhow, since I cringe every time I hear the words “Occupy Wall Street”, I decided it might make me feel better if I rant about it. So, here we go…
Bank of America will begin charging $5/month to use a debit card starting early next year: read the AP article in USA Today (in which I make a cameo appearance).
Today’s “how to become more employable” topic: a few tips to help you improve your online brand.
Last week I posted tip #1 on becoming more employable: the infographic résumé. Continuing along with the theme of “how to become more employable”, today’s focus is communication. More specifically, the dying art of face-to-face communication. More specifically, like, actually talking to other humans with our mouths.