$250,000 too proud

Over negotiating can be a wreck. Watch out.

How hard do you negotiate? If you are critical to a project’s success, shouldn’t you be really well paid? The job market is hot. A lot of employers are not finding the right person.

Here’s an example I was part of:

Mike’s expertise selling into FEMA […]

How to get great desirable permanent employment

In America great desirable permanent is available for you. Do you want it?

To have great desirable permanent employment, you have to look in the right places. Here is how you make sure you are working at a permanent job. My experience first.

Our company made a record profit. The industry was booming. The […]

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 […]

Great and glorious job search!

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today, I knew it then as purpose. (Davis)

Can your job search be like General Grant’s assaults on the Confederacy? You certainly can’t start from a worse personal position than he did.

Robert E. Lee said, “We all thought […]

Where the jobs are and where the money is

It is true for every job and skill, as well as for IT.

Only about a third of the IT jobs are in the tech industry. The best paying industries are not necessarily the ones that are hiring the most IT guys. The industries hiring the most IT guys may not want the latest and […]

The 7 highest demand job categories are…

After years hearing about the lack of IT professionals, you’d think those are the hardest jobs to fill. But a new report by human resources firm Manpower indicates they are not.

Electricians, welders, and other skilled trades professions are the biggest headaches to hire for […]

How to find the most jobs, that pay the best, and hire fastest

What is hot today? Follow the money. To which industries is money flowing the most heavily? What are people investing in? Where is the greatest potential for growth? Where will it be the easiest to get hired and promoted?

If you really want to know, you need to go to Investor’s Business Daily. The chart […]

In a job search it feel like “It’s a blizzard! There’s nothing I can do.”

The most important step in winning is to show up.

If you are looking for a job, it always seems there is a blizzard going on. You are stuck at home and nothing is happening because of the snow and cold. You send out a hundred resumes and get no calls back. Recruiters won’t help […]

The healthiest way to look at jobs unfilled

Needlessly unfilled jobs get me mad. They keep you out of a job. They lower profits at the companies that desperately need the right person.

This article calls the over qualification of a job opening “zombie thinking”. I like the solution Lou gives to solving the problem. Unfortunately it has to be solved by the […]

What will happen in this summer’s recession

I expect there to be a minor recession this summer. We will be out of it before the year ends.

Three things will surely happen to companies in the next recession:

Companies will have layoffs and close. A lot of people will retire. Musical chairs will become the biggest game in corporate America.

In a […]