Posts By Michaela Holmberg

Life outside of work is still work?

So, it’s technically illegal for an employer to discriminate in their hiring practices based on race, creed, ethnicity, religion, sexual preference, gender, age, etc. Ever since the employers became savvy to social networking, there has been an ongoing debate about whether or not they can discriminate based on an applicant’s life outside of work. I’mRead… Read more »

The next fuel alternative?

This video was made as a joke for a charity film festival. It got a lot of laughs but we were also hoping it would inspire someone to take this and run with it. On a daily basis my coworkers and I are alwasy trying to find innovative solutions to what seem like “wicked” problems.Read… Read more »

7 Ways to Ruin Your Resume

I subscribe to a list serve called BNET which sends me a daily digest of all the interesting things going on in the business world. Today there was an article titled “What Not to Do: 7 Ways to Ruin Your Resume” by Hillary Chura. I wish I could take credit for putting these sevenRead… Read more »

Burn After Reading – Why knee jerk reactions need to be kept at bay

About a year ago my boss, a seasoned recruiter and government employee, called a staff meeting. He predicted the tough economic times to come and although he ended the meeting on a hopeful note, he warned us of the oddities we would begin to see in human behavior. Inevitably, when times get tough, people beginRead… Read more »

Social Networking: Can it really get you a job?

It seems that everyone is participating in some form of social networking these days. Whether it’s Facebook, Linked In, Twitter, or some other form of online networking if you’re not using it, you’re quickly becoming part of the minority. Social networking is great for a lot of things. Connecting with family and friends, sharing pictures,Read… Read more »

NBC’s “Parks and Rec”: Funny or Far Fetched

We’ve all heard of the comedy “The Office” and how hilarious it is and how every office worker can relate to the quirky characters and the uncomfortable situations. When I heard that they were coming out with a new show about a public service “Parks and Rec” department, I got really excited. Finally something forRead… Read more »