I talked to a network technician who is supervising a few others. He is earning just over $100,000 in salary. The techs under him are stuck at $50,000 to $65,000 in salary.
So what’s the difference? He knows what is valuable to his company. Every week his job reviews always include a list of the [...]
This true story directly applies to your job search. The heir apparent of a large family company was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Africa by his brothers. As a slave he rose to be the president of a large privately owned company. Then, falsely accused of a crime he was imprisoned. In prison he [...]
Here is the truth no politician, few economists, few teachers want to tell people, and that few people want to hear: certain jobs are only worth a certain, maximum number of dollars per hour, whether you’ve been there doing it for one year, ten years, or thirty years. Longevity does not necessarily merit more money [...]
Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it will. And outlive the bastards. (Lois McMaster Bujold)
I know two accountants who were in leading positions when something went wrong: fraud. Both did exactly the right thing. Both had to pay a price. Both will recover. The folks who were actually at fault are ruined.
How do you get people to pay attention to your resume when there are 100 others just like it?
You can’t. You have to be different.
The best way to be different is to be obviously well qualified. Another great way is to prove, not just say, that you have a great attitude. You [...]
Into everyone’s life comes people who just don’t get it. There is even a chance that you will be that person for someone else at some time. The fact is, no one sets out to be an idiot. They are always well intentioned, they just don’t get it. So how do you deal with an [...]
When you don’t get a particular job, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and think about past successes.
Very few jobs are awarded to the only candidate considered. In most situations, even internal promotions, at least 3 candidates are considered. For the majority of outside hires more than 10 resumes [...]
The only thing worse than not reaching your goal, is reaching it.
The most common bad career goal
As a recruiter I talk to some people who are miserable that they reached their career goals. Of course I also talk to those who have reached their goals and are loving it, so they set [...]
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)
I talked in depth with salespeople earning over $200,000 per year. I asked, “How did you get into the position where you won’t [...]
Now, if you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star, you’ll still be beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy“ [...]