Here are 5 ways to get free career intelligence. This can help you find and land a job.
1. Every day I give away useful business intelligence. I am an expert in a few job markets. I’m a recruiter. Every time you talk to a recruiter, grill them. If a recruiter calls you out of [...]
America believes in education: the average professor earns more in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week. (Evan Esar)
News Flash from the Wall Street Journal:
People are changing jobs to get more money!
Even worse, the best employees, the most valued workers, are the ones most likely to quit for [...]
The return of signing bonuses and paid relocation are strong signs of the strength of the job market.
This article goes beyond our local experience. We are seeing the same thing. There is a greater tendency to offer a relocation package and/or a signing bonus when a skilled employee takes a job. Our strength is [...]
The best people have the hardest time finding jobs when they are laid off. It is a fact. It is not for the reason you are thinking.
This is my experience.
I was the only person out of 300 that knew for sure that layoffs were coming. I had a mole in the headquarters in [...]
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.”
(Before you lynch me, read tomorrow’s column about giving up when times are bad.)
Most revolutions happen as things are getting better. That happened in the Marxist revolutions and the revolts against the Communists. It happened in the American revolution. Things were getting better and people rebelled.
People seriously think of quitting their jobs [...]
“The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.” (Leonard Sweet)
I have worked for more than 30 companies. Each one could have been a new career. Okay, so I was 12 when I got my first newspaper delivery job, but I could have kept at it. I could have [...]
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 [...]
A raise is like a martini: it elevates the spirit, but only temporarily. (Dan Seligman)
Harrisburg, PA is a money pit. Washington, DC is a cash mountain 2 hours away. Many jobs pay twice as much in Washington, DC. Let’s make it worse. An hour north of Harrisburg, in beautiful rural Perry County, pay [...]
Superman would be fired today. As a matter of fact, Superman is the target for layoffs in many jobs. In today’s business environment there are times your job cannot be saved, especially if you are superior.
Peter was a highly skilled and paid IBM mainframe computer systems administrator. EDS asked him to become a Unix [...]