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Why Not Skype Interview?

Over the past few years more and more philosophy departments are moving to a model of hiring that ditches the interviewing of candidates at the Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association and replaces them with interviews over Skype or other video-conferencing technology. 120 more words

A Meta Job Market

What becomes of a market that becomes aware of its presence? Self-destruction. What becomes of a job market that becomes aware of its presence? The crash of everything meaningful and important in what we do for a living. 359 more words

Blog

Indie Film by Philosopher about Job Market

Shahin Izadi, who received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin, must have decided that the academic job market was too easy and so decided to go for a sure thing — indie film-making. 44 more words

Class Of 2014 - The Key Skills You'll Need To Succeed

Once the champagne had gone flat, the camera flash dark and the silly hat and cape had been returned, a truth began to set in. This truth was that I was no longer a student; no longer owing library fines enough to buy the books ten times over, no longer running on coffee and cheesy chips alone, pouring my soul out to my favourite lecturer during their office hours twice a week. 922 more words

Personal

Lurking behind the consumer confidence numbers — weak wage growth

Consumer confidence peaked in August, rising to their highest level since the financial crisis, when shoppers lost confidence in the economy.

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose to a reading of 92.4 in August, up from 90.3 in July and the strongest reading since October 2007. 402 more words

Finance

The road to El-Dorado.

For stay at moms or mothers taking a hiatus from work, the biggest challenge is to dive back in the shark infested job waters. Today’s economy doesn’t leave much room for a quick and extremely stable job picking, rather one has to pick and choose from a measly variety of offers after a long absence from the work scene. 482 more words

Married Life

Interest Rate Increase In Sight

Finally, there is talk of an increase in interest rates. Now for some, this sounds bad, but for those even remotely familiar with monetary policy, this is a very good thing because it means an end to the recession is in sight, if the end has not already arrived. 468 more words