Debra Donston-Miller

Debra Donston-Miller

Debra Donston-Miller

Debra Donston-Miller Debra Donston-Miller covers work-life issues and difficult job-search situations for Ladders.

Articles by Debra Donston-Miller

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

How do you know when it's time to make your passive job search active?

Out of Work, Not Out of the Running

"I’ve been looking for a job" is no way to account for your time unemployed.

How to Approach a Former Employer for a New Job

Especially in a tight job market, many companies will welcome back former employees who left under good terms.

How to ‘Get in Good’ with Recruiters

Don't burn your first bridge to the job.

As Recession Recedes, Time to Look for a New Job?

Many professionals are still reeling from the last economic collapse.

For Better or for Worse – How to Help Your Partner Through Job Hunts

When one half of a couple is out of work, it requires extra effort from both to keep the household on the move.

Build Relationships Early for Job Success

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10 On Ramps to Successful Onboarding

Set yourself up for success at your new job — even before your first day there.

A Blogging Guide for Job Hunters

Open up opportunities by demonstrating subject-matter expertise with a blog.

A Job Seeker’s Guide to Parlaying Contract Work into a Permanent Position

Even if your ultimate goal is full-time employment, freelance work can open doors.

Being Out of Work Is Hard, Getting Back to Work Can Be Harder

After two years of unemployment, Rob Smith was sad and scared to return to work.

When Following Your Dream Job Is a Bad Idea

Following your heart to a dream job?

Depression Is Making Unemployment Longer

Depression and anxiety create a destructive cycle for job seekers, making it harder to find a job.

Negotiating the Intangible

Negotiating a salary is tricky enough.

Job Search in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

As you age, you will want to change the types of jobs you seek, the personal brand you introduce, even the way you present your resume.

To Every Season

Is there a best time of year to search for a new job?

Pick an Industry Before It Blows Up

Go to the front of the line by finding the next industry or specialty about to grow and make it look like you were made to have that job.

10 New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Make

As the calendar turns to 2017, think about the things you can do to make it great -- like landing a new job.

”The Company Men” Is All Too Real

Many moviegoers will see themselves, and their stress, in the characters of "The Company Men,” a movie about unemployed executives starring Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones.

The Holiday Hiring Myth

Many believe companies do little hiring in December, but HR execs call it a myth.

Social Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Experts weigh in on the do's and don'ts of using social media to look for your next job.

Show You Mean Business by Starting Your Own

Business doesn't stop, nor should you.

Personality Tests on the Job Search

Put to the test?

Job Seekers of a Certain Age

Job seekers in their 50s may be stereotyped as counting the days to retirement or running up health-insurance costs.

What the Recruiter Sees

A recruiter for CDW shares the tactics his company now considers its most fertile source of new candidates – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.