Advice for an Exec Laid Off After 37 Years With One Firm

Rhonda, a 57-year-old Californian, was laid off in September after 37 years with a medical laboratory company. Now she needs to dust off those rusty job hunting skills, and figure out her financial next steps too. DailyFinance's Laura Rowley brought in a couple of experts to guide her.

Getting Hired 101: Job Hunting Tips for College Grads

A new study reveals that 68% of recent college graduates either aren't working or are working at jobs not in their chosen field. But the shaky economy doesn't mean finding an entree into your career is impossible. Here's what you need to do to boost your odds of hearing "You're hired."

Advice for a Mom Trying to Reenter the Job Market

Kelly, 51, a mother of five who lives in the Midwest, wants to get back into the workforce after a 20-year absence -- a challenging prospect in today's weak hiring environment. But with the right focus and preparation, she can still transition from stay-at-home mom back to paid employee.

The Demographics Behind the Boom in Working from Home

As the economy picks back up, more and more people are working from home. The number of home-based U.S. businesses will grow by more than 10% over the next four years, and the number of telecommuters will rise by 12%. But that's not all based on the recovery: Many are victims of the recession.

The Coming Boom in Videoconferencing Technology

The concept of the videophone is nearly as old as the phone itself, and prototypes predate the Beatles by many decades. But while other new modes of communication, from email to instant messaging to cell phones have been adopted at astonishing rates, video has lagged -- until now.

No Quick Impact From Cisco's Speedy New Router

Routers are crucial Internet traffic cops that direct data along its congested main arteries. And Cisco's super-hyped super-fast router promises to help network operators keep up with ever-increasing demands. But those big customers won't be too quick to take out their checkbooks.

Cisco Expected to Report Improved Sales

Cisco is expected to report positive sales growth Wednesday, buoyed by growing confidence in its core customer base of businesses and governments. The networking-gear maker's performance typically serves as a bellwether of spending on costly information technology infrastructure.

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He with the biggest Rolodex wins

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Phoning in your good fortune

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