Dangers using the job supermarket

Job Supermarket

When I was in Spain in 1977 I knew of no supermarkets there. You had to go to a small store and ask for exactly what you wanted. The owner would bring out what you asked for from behind the counter. There were no food aisles to roam.

By 1979 supermarkets were taking […]

6 real reasons people turn down jobs

Too bad. When someone gets a job offer and turns it down, it disappoints the folks who made the offer. Here are 6 real reasons people turn down jobs.

Will the folks who made the offer learn from it? Will they even listen if you tell them why you turned down the job?

I am […]

Your job search: the poker game

If you look at every job search decision, action, and result as a measure of your worth, you are setting yourself up for massive failure. In this article a world renowned poker player talks about evaluating decisions based on the information you had at the time you made the decision.

There may be absolutely nothing […]

Give up and go elsewhere when things are bad

I found a great job for someone and was told”

“If I leave, deliveries will stop, sales will stop, and a lot of people will be out of work. I’m going to have to turn down this job. I owe it to my boss and coworkers to see them through these hard times.”

Is […]

Salary toys

It’s not how much you make, it’s…. okay, so it is how much you make.

Have some fun and compare what you make to the rest of the world. It can be an eye opener when you play with minor variations in titles.

www.careerjournal.com is a great place to go looking for good jobs. Monster […]

One way the economy is really affecting hiring that is critical, but few notice

10 years ago the average car buyer visited 4.1 dealers before buying. Today he visits 1.7 dealers. The buyers are better informed. They can even find the dealer invoice amount, dealer only incentives and other bargaining information before they buy. The speed of decision making has dramatically increased.

3 years ago companies we deal with […]

Why would your boss think you are as bad as a cheating husband?

This may be counter-intuitive, but when you try to leave your job, your boss looks at YOU as the cheating husband. Your boss sees YOU as the betrayer no matter how many times he has failed to follow up on his promises. He may have not given you any raises in 4 years, but […]

Sample resignation letter and comments


Name of Person Resigning To



City, State ZIP


Dear Boss,

Please accept this letter as my official notice of resignation. I appreciate the work we have been able to accomplish together at [company name], but I have now made a commitment to another organization and will begin with them in […]

Texas Hold ‘em salary negotiations

Some people object to my open and honest style of negotiating. They tell me that Texas Hold ’em is the ultimate negotiating style.

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. (Steven Wright)

In this salary poker game you have some cards only […]

50 job hunting tips from recruiters

Need a job? Recruiters see every possible mistake, and some unusually successful ploys.

Here are 50 job hunting tips from good recruiters.