By CAREEREALISM Founder, J.T. O'Donnell One of the best parts of my job is writing a weekly advice column with Dale Dauten. Our column goes out each week to millions of hard-working Americans, many of whom write to us. It's a very interesting job because we get to see what's really happening in the workplace. As you can imagine, the number of unemployed folks reading our column has jumped quite a bit in the last two years. I am seeing a lot more questions submitted to us around how to find work as opposed to how to deal with work. That's why I'm reaching out to all of you... We've Decided to Do Something Special Dale and I are working on a 'top secret 'project right now that is designed to help Americans cope with the jobless recovery. What's a jobless recovery? It's when the economy starts to come out of a recession but we don't see job creation keep up with it. That's what we are experiencing right now. The reality is unemployment is expected to stay at 9%+ over the next two years. We have 15M unemployed folks out there and the average time spent on unemployment is 7+ months. So, it's clear that we need to offer up more advice on how to find work. TELL US: What's the BEST and/or WORST piece of advice you've gotten or given in the last year? I invite all our readers to post your thoughts below. We want to see if there are any advice trends that are working, or NOT working. Your input is valuable. Your comments will be used to help millions of Americans. So please, consider taking just a moment or two to share your thoughts. In doing so, you'll be helping all those unemployed folks around you improve their chances of getting hired.
May 19, 2010