Bob Goldman

Posted November 27, 2014

When it comes to criticism, it is better to give than to receive. Or so I've been told. Frankly, when it comes to criticism, I'm usually the one on the receiving end.

Posted November 20, 2014

Let's be honest here -- it's not easy being perfect.

Posted November 13, 2014

If you enjoyed the financial meltdown of 2007, I've got good news. The Wall Street denizens, who we admired for their ability to take enormous risks with our money, as long as they were insured enormous profits on their money, have turned a new leaf.

Posted October 30, 2014

It's sad. Used to be, you'd spend 50 weeks a year waiting for your vacation -- two blissful weeks without ringing telephones, raging bosses, insane assignments, bottomless responsibilities, weirdo co-workers, and life-threatening paper cuts. Now, you don't get two weeks vacation and 50 weeks work. Now, you get 52 weeks of vacation and, if you can squeeze in a day or two of work, well, what kind of sucker are you?

Posted October 23, 2014

Really, I don't know what's wrong with young people these days.

Posted October 19, 2014

Posted October 16, 2014

Consider yourself warned!

Posted October 16, 2014

Posted October 08, 2014

Posted October 02, 2014

Remember when bosses were demanding and distant? Remember when your greatest wish was for your supervisor to give you an "attaboy!" or an "attagirl!" or to simply remember your name?

Posted September 25, 2014

It isn't often that I have a good idea, but when I get one -- it's a doozy.

Posted September 25, 2014

It isn't often that I have a good idea, but when I get one -- it's a doozy. My latest mega-brainstorm hit when I was reading a Steven Rosenbush article in "The Wall Street Journal." Titled "Homeowners Tap the Income in Their Homes," the article explains how ordinary folks are turning spare rooms into spare cash by offering short-term rentals in their homes.

Posted September 18, 2014

Admit it! If there's one thing you've always wanted to do, it's exude. And I don't blame you. Exuding is cool. Especially, if what you are exuding is success.

Posted September 10, 2014

Posted September 04, 2014

The bottom line -- don't sit there doing nothing. Go see your supervisor and demand a shorter workweek and a big fat raise.

Posted August 28, 2014

The words that you slip into your resume are why your dream job is going to give you the slip. But don't take my word for it. These resume-busting ideas come from Hannah Hamilton, and the provocative, evocative article she wrote for her Monster masters at the Monster website.

Posted August 21, 2014

Posted August 14, 2014

I don't believe it! Summer is almost over and you haven't taken your vacation yet. And I'm not talking about your 2014 vacation. I'm talking 2013. And 2012. Heck, you've still got unused vacation days from 1956!

Posted August 07, 2014

You're going to call me Mr. Negative, I'm positive, but I must admit that I was dubious when I came across an article by Liz Ryan titled "The Five Best Times to Ask for a Raise."

Posted July 31, 2014

Let me ask you a question: What's the best part of your job?