Now Hiring? Tips for Conducting Interviews


Why So Many Job Interviewers are Terrible


After The Job Interview: Five Crucial Steps to Seal The Deal


Contempt, Crazy Hours and the Economics of Quitting Your Job


Top 10 Interview Mistakes You Should Never, Ever Make


Why You Should Launch a Side Gig Now


3 Types of Oddball Job Interview Questions


Prepare And Practice To Win At Videoconferencing


Writing Cover Letters in the Age of Email


How to… Survive a Layoff

NEW YORK TIMES – Preoccupations

Do You Love the Job, Or Just the Paycheck?

REVIEW – Newsweek

Quick Read


(Book Excerpts)
Just Quit (Part 1)
Just Quit (Part 2)

REUTERS – Small Business News

A Freelance Lifestyle in a Corporate Workplace


Make Getting Fired Work For You

REVIEW – Miami Herald

Leaving Corporate World Behind

Guy Kawasaki – How to Change the World

Q & A – How to Escape Corporate America

REVIEW – Stephen Smith – Productivity In Context

Escape from Corporate America

REVIEW – David Maister –

Professional Business, Professional Life (Author & Management Consultant. Named one of the Top 40 Business Thinkers in the World – Business Minds, Financial Times/Prentice Hall)
Passion, People and Principles

REVIEW – Jonathan Fields – Awake At The Wheel

Drive By Book Review

Entrepreneur Mom – Aliza Sherman Risdahl

A Business Plan Is Your Friend


Productivity Bookshelf

REVIEW – Steve Spalding – How To Split an Atom

Escape from Corporate America

REVIEW – Gautam Ghosh – Management Consultant

Escape from Corporate America

REVIEW – Work Matters

(Bob Sutton, Stanford Professor & NY Times bestselling author of The No Asshole Rule)
Escape from Corporate America: The Book and The Quiz

REVIEW – All Thing Workplace

(Steve Roesler)
You Can Be A Successful Corporate Escape Artist If…

Q & A – Personal Branding Blog

(Dan Schawbel)
Are YOU Ready to Escape From Corporate America?

San Antonio Express – Clocking In

(Sean M. Wood)
Bookshelf Lite

GO Magazine – BizBits

(The Magazine of AirTran Airlines)
The Great Escape


(What Would Dad Say?)
Three Books, Three Days and Nights To Change Your Life

“…should be required reading for everyone who is thinking about starting their own company. I should buy copies and hand one to everyone who tells me their dream is to be in their own business…”


(Frank Roche)
Escape from Corporate America

“…I highly recommend this book. It’s my favorite so far this year and one that HR people should read…then put on their bookshelf.”

REVIEW – Publishers Weekly

on Escape from Corporate America:
Journalist Skillings aims to rescue Americans from corporate tedium in this entertaining and informative guide to walking away from an established–albeit stultifying–job and forging a more rewarding career.

With insight and humor, Skillings enumerates the stages of “Corporate Disillusionment” and the features of the “toxic workplace”–the bullying bosses, moronic co-workers, “terminal boredom” and rampant racism and sexism. A multitude of questionnaires, exercises and worksheets helps readers determine their dream job, assess expenses and assets, and plot an escape plan to break free of corporate life without going bankrupt. Skillings also provides pointers to those readers who simply want to be happier in their current jobs–including negotiating for more flexible hours, telecommuting and taking sabbaticals.

Vignettes of successful fugitives from the corporate world populate the book and an extremely useful “Escape Tool Kit” supplies information on where and how to find career coaches, health insurance, job listings and a wealth of other much needed resources when embarking on career change.

Comprehensive, informative and witty, this book will be indispensable to those looking to start new careers with concrete plans and well-defined goals.

Investors Business Daily / Yahoo Finance

(Adelia Cellini Linecker)
Break Your Career Slump

Christian Science Monitor

(Marilyn Gardner)
Seven Things Employees Want Most To Be Happy At Work