6 things about being persistent in pursuing a single job

If you want a job or promotion enough to persist, you may get it.

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of […]

How to find a job at a convention – Use those business cards

A business card is an ace up your sleeve in your job search

Are you at a convention? If your boss is sending you to learn something, attend the seminars first. If you have a booth, man the booth first. And while you are doing your bosses work, collect all the business cards you […]

How to find a job at a convention – company trip, ethically

Convention job hunting can be as easy as hunting at the zoo

Some people get job offers at conventions, like this guy I know.

Two booths of software were side by side. One was superior visually. The other was better to use, and it had a salesman who was a whiz. People were crowding […]

How to find a job at a convention – you pay

I know of one consultant who flies to meet his clients for lunch anywhere in North America. He lives in the small Colorado town of Telluride. He has chosen to live in paradise and pay the price of frequent travel.

Waiting for a job in an airport – convention job hunting

In your job […]

How to find a job at a convention – part 1

How do you find boxers? Go to a boxers convention.

Why search for a job at a convention? The people who are there are real. People who talk like you do. This old boxer puts it beautifully.

I look at ordinary people in their suits, them with no scars, and I’m different. I don’t […]

The Mythical Man Month

sand sculpture of a sphinx

The mythical man month is another impossible beast.

I hate firefighters–people who commit a project to disaster. “Leaders” sometimes think that if one woman can have a baby in 9 months, then surely 9 women can have a baby in one month. Those leaders/firefighters create career death marches for their subordinates and coworkers. Too […]

5 Weeks – How to find a job in 5 weeks

One guy is out of work for less than a month, and he gets a job offer with a raise. It takes 6 months to get a job for the guy who sat next to him. This poor guy was doing exactly the same job, got better performance ratings, and would get rehired first if the job was re-opened. […]

Guerilla job search, job performance, and gardening

Can’t get a reply on your resume? Why not come up with a guerilla campaign. A series of things you can do to get a job. Something more than just sending a resume. […]

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 […]

New networking techniques triple effectiveness

It’s not who you know, it’s who will help you that counts.

New networking techniques triple effectiveness

I have tripled the effectiveness of my network in the last week. I have gotten more referrals than I have been able to process. Here are the basics:

Yesterday I wrote about Nebraskan networking. Key points are:

Ask […]