Recent college grads need more than a résumé to obtain that all-important first job.
Career coach, author and speaker Ford R. Myers provides these up-and-comers with the top 10 tools they will need to stand out from the crowd and start on the right career path: Read More
Padma Lakshmi (“Top Chef”), Susan Sarandon (“The Big Wedding”), Whoopi Goldberg (“The View”) and another 100 million women worldwide contend with endometriosis, a condition in which endometrial cells (that line the uterus) grow outside the uterus, causing adhesions, scarring, severe pain and a 30 to 40 percent risk of infertility. Read More
Myra F. from Mountain View asks this week’s question:
Q: “I work for a high-tech company in Silicon Valley that has just been acquired by another, bigger high-tech company. They are offering some of us who worked for the old company jobs in the new company. There is a rumor that they will hire us, make us sign noncompete agreements and then fire us. Can they do this? Can I refuse to sign the agreement?” Read More
I spend a fair amount of time digging through reports to find interesting stories to share with you dear readers. Like the IRS, I have learned which phrases are likely to yield actionable content. For example, The 2012 Annual Report from the Office of Citizen Complaints contains the words “citizen” and “complaint,” so you know there’s some gold in them thar pages. Read More
On Aug. 24, 2011, I moderated a debate among mayoral hopefuls at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. The event was sponsored by the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club and I wasted no time asking candidate John Avalos to address his 2010 resolution “condemning the Israeli Defense Forces’ military attack on the Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010.” Israel’s position was that the flotilla violated a legal blockade. Read More
Q: My husband went to the emergency room for shortness of breath, and they sent him home, saying it was a result of his weight. Four hours later, we had to call an ambulance. He almost died — of an asthma attack! How can this happen? — Mary M., Nashville, Tenn. Read More
Graduations are beginning to take place around The City. And while we celebrate our high school graduates, we also know that what happens next for our youths is one of the most important tests of how well our education system has worked for them. Read More
Why should you care if Proposition 13 opponents raise taxes on commercial real estate properties through their proposed “split-roll” tax? You’ve got no skin in that game, right? Read More
The ability to give and receive clear information during a job interview is critical to its success. Effective communication will help determine if you are among the pending candidates for the job.
Successful salespeople learn to ask leading questions of customers to help sell their products and services. But they will learn little if they aren’t prepared to listen — actively listen. And conducting a job search is very much like conducting a sales campaign. Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow was outed for drinking a Guinness while pregnant, but a new study claims she may not have done anything risky. Seems British docs think two glasses of wine a week or the equivalent doesn’t add up to developmental problems in kids. Read More