Beth Goodbaum
Beth Goodbaum

Beth Goodbaum is a full-time staff writer and reporter who enjoys being on the industry event scene. As lead writer of ThomasNet News’ Career Journal, she enjoys covering topics related to manufacturing and industrial employment, as well as educational and training measures to get more people connected to jobs. She has been with ThomasNet since 2009, and she also writes for other ThomasNet News publications Industry Market Trends (IMT), Machining Journal, and Green & Clean Journal. An avid reader of all types of publications—from crime to arts and culture reads—Beth is most intrigued and inspired by interviews with top experts around the globe. Her news background includes editorial roles at Court TV, Popular Mechanics, and LAPTOP Magazine. She is an active member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a graduate and occasional guest speaker at Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y., where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism. Beth is currently working on her lifestyle and advice blog based on her travels around the country and in her home state of New York. She invites you to connect and share your career advice with her on Twitter @BethG_TN.

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Manufacturing Workers are Confident in Future of Employers

Confidence is rising among manufacturing and logistics employees as more than half say they believe their current employer has a strong future, according to a new survey.

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Manufacturing Workers are Confident in Future of Employers

Confidence is rising among manufacturing and logistics employees as more than half say they believe their current employer has a strong future, according to a new survey.

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Entrepreneurs More Likely to Outsource Than Delegate Work to Employees

Most entrepreneurs feel that they work too much, yet a majority would rather outsource work to others rather than turn to their own employees to get the job done, according to hundreds of respondents of a new benchmark survey by The Alternative Board.

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Entrepreneurs More Likely to Outsource Than Delegate Work to Employees

Most entrepreneurs feel that they work too much, yet a majority would rather outsource work to others rather than turn to their own employees to get the job done, according to hundreds of respondents of a new benchmark survey by The Alternative Board.

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Friday Focus: Getting Involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) officially kicks off Monday to celebrate and recognize self starters and innovators.

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Friday Focus: Getting Involved with Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) officially kicks off Monday to celebrate and recognize self starters and innovators.

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Career Spotlight: Michael Skoller, Structural Engineer

Michael Skoller became a structural engineer out of pure luck, and he stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field—from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects in his daily career at Residential & Commercial Engineering firm National Structural Engineering Inc. in Houston. He also shared a few pieces of advice for millennials considering a career in the industry.

"I don’t ever plan to retire, I plan to play harder,” says Skoller.

Career Spotlight: Michael Skoller, Structural Engineer

Michael Skoller became a structural engineer out of pure luck, and he stuck with the profession for almost 37 years. In a recent interview, he reflected on his decades in the field—from engineering the largest residential house in Texas to procuring new projects in his daily career at Residential & Commercial Engineering firm National Structural Engineering Inc. in Houston. He also shared a few pieces of advice for millennials considering a career in the industry.

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Education Poll: Minorities Most Optimistic About the Value of a College Degree

A large segment of minorities believe the path to success starts with college, but less than half of white adults share that sentiment, according to a recent poll.

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Education Poll: Minorities Most Optimistic About the Value of a College Degree

A large segment of minorities believe the path to success starts with college, but less than half of white adults share that sentiment, according to a recent poll.

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