Tense because of work and your job search? The comments on this article list a lot of real ways people get to sleep.
My most effective way to get to sleep is to count to 2. In my head I lie down and count 1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2….. until I fall asleep. If I count any higher it takes [...]
You turn your dishwasher into a snowplow with the same three steps that you rise to the next level in your career. Don’t worry, I will tell you how in a minute.
First, you need the right equipment. Buy the hardware and get the training. Do you need a hammer or a computer? Buy it. Get [...]
I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people. (Mark Twain)
I admit it. This is my biggest problem. I make a jokes in interviews. I’m irreverent. These jokes really have been used in interviews.
Q. When do you like to arrive at [...]
Why do bosses hate to hire? Here is what happens before you are hired.
“I will lose my job if I can’t get more done. I’m working 60+ hours each week. I have 200 responses to my ad for an assistant. All anyone wants to talk about is what is in it for them. In ten [...]
Lee’s boss yelled at him, changed project specs constantly, did not give him a raise in 3 years of outstanding service, was occasionally late with paychecks, and was basically the boss from …. you know where.
I found out about the 3 years of no raises in our first interview. When I asked why, Lee said, [...]
The unofficial, hidden, but occasionally admitted 13th point of the Scout Law is: A Scout is Hungry.
In your interview, you have to be hungry. You have to want to change jobs. You must crave opportunity. You have to believe you can really do something worthwhile in this new job.
A true terrible job interview
One man leaned [...]
My telephone weighs 470 kilograms if I do not pick it up and make a call out by 8:30 in the morning. I get nervous. I can’t pick it up. I make my living calling people and sometimes I just can’t do it.
So I use a rubber band to help pick it up. I put [...]
This story relates directly to your job search, phone calls, interviews, writing your resume, and getting a job offer.
Complete panic, worry, and unhealthy fear were created by my 17 year old daughter as she graduated from high school. In an hour she was going to get her wisdom teeth removed. She’d kill me if I [...]
Are you too stinkin’ meek to get a job, a raise, or a promotion?
One PhD student conceived, executed and documented an experiment that was amazing. He also finished several other lesser experiments. A week later the professor who supervised his PhD program came back from a trip and said, “You’ve come up with some wonderful [...]
Thinking of yourself passively — as being employed and, therefore, subject to the dictates of someone else — can be fatal to your long-term success. In reality, you’re the president of your own personal-services corporation. You’re completely in charge of production, quality control, training and development, marketing, finance, and promotion.
Seeing yourself as self-employed forces you [...]