Wednesday, December 17, 2008

PRESS RELEASE (December 10, 2008)


Career and Life Counseling from the Heart (Your Career is a Pathway to Your Soul!)

Don Sutaria

Published by iUniverse. This book can be ordered from iUniverse, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or your local bookstore.

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Monday, June 09, 2008


Did you know that there is a career guide that was chosen by the Library of Congress (Center for the Book) as One of 25 Books That Have Shaped Readers' Lives?

Did you know that Today's Librarian has called this same book One of the Seven Essential Popular Business Books?

Did you know that this book appears on the BusinessWeek Best-Seller List week after week?

Did you know that this same book has been published every year for almost 40 years?

This book which has become a classic in its own field is What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles.

Last week Bolles was in New York and gave some contemporary pointers in his talk at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan. Here are some highlights.

1. Newspaper classified advertisements have been surpassed by online job postings.

2. The websites he recommends to job seekers are:,,,, and

3. Very large job posting sites like may not be as effective as the smaller ones because there are too many jobs with complicated job titles.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Is Salary the Biggest Factor with M.B.A. Students Ready to Graduate?

The answer is 'No!' Based on Aspen Institute Center for Business Education, the Things That Matter are:

Challenging responsibilities 64%
Salary 48%
Work-life balance 45%
Contribution to society 26%
Colleagues whom I respect 24%
Training and development 24%
Rapid advancement 22%
Travel/International work 18%
High ethical standards 13%
Job security 4%

Surprised to see Job Security last on the list? This is acceptance of an uncertain future in the world of work!

Monday, April 07, 2008


A recession-resistant industry such as pharmaceuticals is undergoing a violent contraction cycle because of lack of new approved products, expiration of patents on existing blockbuster drugs, and the flood of generics. Ed Silverman, a noted journalist with the Star-Ledger has been tracking this industry on his blog, PHARMALOT. As of Saturday, April 5, 2008, the number of jobs these companies are expected to eliminate are:

1. Pfizer - 10,000
2. AstraZeneca - 7,600
3. Bayer - 6,100
4. Schering-Plough - 5,500
5. Wyeth - 5,000
6. Johnson & Johnson - 5,000
7. Bristol-Myers Squibb - 4,300
8. Novartis - 3,750
9. Amgen - 2,600
10. Glaxo - 1,650
11. King - 520
12. Sanofi-Aventis - 380
13. Sepracor - 300
14. Ligand Pharma - 267
15. PDL BioPharma - 250
16. West Pharma - 250
17. Abbott - 200
18. Bradley Pharma - 196
19. Alkermes - 150
20. Encysive Pharma - 150
21. Neurocrine Bio - 130
22, Nektar Thera - 110
23. Reliant Pharma -109

We will keep you posted on this blog as the numbers change significantly.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

"Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do!"
Dr. Robert Schuller

So folks, hang in there during this so called 'recession.' Before we know it, it will be over. It too shall pass.
Don Sutaria, MS, IE (Prof.), PE
Founder, President & Life-Work Coach