What is WorkWise?
A suite of original premium content — syndicated and freelance — filled with stories about emerging trends in entrepreneurism, job hunting and on-the-job issues. These columns and special assignment articles have found their way into some of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers or their niche publications, both in print and on 121 newspaper and 111 commercial websites. USA Today and the Los Angeles Times are among the credits.
THE RIDE® (commentary on the entrepreneurial experience)
For all generations of aspiring or current business owners
Entrepreneurs shape the new economy. THE RIDE:
• tells little-known stories highlighting entrepreneur-focused business success, with real financials from an extremely tight-lipped demographic;
• has long tails;
• ties small businesses to the job creation trend in our jobs-starved economy;
• contains web links; and
• includes art developed for THE RIDE.
See the award-winning site of The Knoxville News Sentinel, which launched the column.
WorkWise (weekly commentary and artwork)
For readers and site visitors with some work experience
• WorkWise was first syndicated in 1994. It discusses emerging trends in the workplace, employment, HR and small-business topics, and scholarly findings made accessible to readers. This column is a staple in business and special sections, in print and online. Check The Modesto Bee Online for WorkWise.
WorkWise Interactive (weekly Q&A and BlogTip)
For job seekers at any point in their careers
• WorkWise Interactive is an information-packed Q&A column about job-finding. Its BlogTips showcase compelling, often humorous insights from experts on topics of all kinds related to employment. This column is featured in business and special sections, in print and online. It appears in The Modesto Bee Online and elsewhere around the country.
Freelance (potpourri of topics)
For editors seeking customized content
• USA Today’s Hispanic Living featured an article on Latina entrepreneurs. A third affiliation with The Hartford Courant, the nation's longest continuously published newspaper, bridged local with national perspective. For four years, "Your Money" at New York's Daily News published many special small business, career and education articles. The Los Angeles Times featured an article about global awareness through graduate study abroad. A cover story in the Chicago Sun-Times discussed the value of an MBA, while The Seattle Times article on stepped-up alumni career services led its section. A nursing publication at The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) launched with our national and local content exclusively. An article published in UTAH CEO magazine focused on management – training strategies and tactics.
What readers say
"I have taken your advice in your columns and changed how I’m looking for work."
-D. A., tradesman, Pontiac, Mich.
"Your article on age discrimination was very informative. You have a great talent for taking a more complicated issue and turning it into useful, practical information."
-K.C., Hartford, Conn.
"I am going to hold on to that career advice for forever."
-B.F., office support, Mobile, Ala.
"Another winning column."
-R.J., Cedar Hill, Tex.
"I enjoy reading your column. It's helped me with a lot of things I've been working on."
-S.A., in transition, Houston, Tex.
"Thoughtful work. Your material is always topically current and insightful."
-G.W., military recruitment executive, Fort Knox, Ky.
"I only wish that all the good info you share with your readers was available to me and my students back in my teaching years. Believe me, you would have been our Monday discussion."
-R.R., retired teacher, Commerce Township, Mich.
"Another splendid and highly entertaining column. Note to self: No grooming in places with windows."
Michael Rigg, social media specialist, The Times Media Company, Munster, Ind.
"I read your column in the Sunday San Francisco Chronicle. It is very informative. I am glad that there is such a column to help job seekers."
-Anonymous, San Francisco, Calif.
"I read your article, 'To Young Job Seekers: Tighten Resumes,' with great interest."
-L.N., new grad, Hartford, Conn.
"I present job search programs to two different groups each week. We have eight offices in six counties. I'll share your wonderful information with my co-workers!"
-Judy Greene, workforce strategist, Business Services KV Works Inc., Valparaiso, Ind.
"I enjoyed your recent column because I had an interview that the interviewer didn't know how to end."
-W.D., international transportation job seeker, Munster, Ind.
"Thank you for your comment about not taking a job you know won't work out."
-S.R., administrative assistant
"I read your article on facility management and am looking for a career change. Your article inspired me."
-M.T., career-changer, Dallas, Tex.
"Three huge cheers for your recent article 'Getting the irritation to stop,' read in the Post and Courier's 'Careermarket.'"
-N.N., hospital laboratory technologist, supervisor and performance improvement coordinator, Charleston, S.C.
"That is stunning advice."
-K.L., friend of a person in hostile work environment
"I will be sharing your article about customer service with some co-workers."
-C.H., customer service, Houston, Tex.
"I was fascinated reading about working with horses to further the team-building goals of an organization."
-Carolyn McMullen, The McMullen Co. Inc., Davis, Calif.
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
-L.P., high-tech whistleblower
What Editors Say
"You are a gifted writer."
-Kevin Weaks, writer/producer, STL-TV, St. Louis, Mo.
"Yours are the only career columns we buy. They help enormously."
-Vivian Vega, managing editor, Custom Publishing, KNS Media Group, Knoxville, Tenn.
"I continue to enjoy reading your articles and I am thrilled when I hear readers from our region are sending in questions."
Keith Foreman, employment sales manager, The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, Va.
"Thanks for your consistent hard work."
-Matthew Saltanovitz, assistant editor, Business, The Times of Northwest Indiana, Munster, Ind.
"Our managing editor was so thrilled with the WorkWise package that she grabbed it and put it in the early run for Sunday, not realizing it was for publication next week."
-Tom Blount, editor, High Point Enterprise, High Point, N.C.
"I appreciate the value that your column brings to our readers."
-Eric Johnston, publisher and president, The Modesto Bee, Modesto, Calif.