He ignored $100,000,000 to get a new job – it’s magic

Resume magic may get you a job.

I turned a $100,000,000 food scientist into a Java programmer. Seriously, I did. I used resume magic to give him a career change.

It wasn’t as easy as it sounds. He was proud of his PhD, and that was hurting him. He had to stop emphasizing the […]

How fast can you find a new job and get your career back on track?

Getting your career back on track? It depends on where you are right now.

How fast can you find a new job? Let’s talk about the Beatles. They were an overnight sensation….except for the years they spent playing clubs in Germany and England. Years lost to the world.

I bet you know a guy […]

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 […]

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. […]