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Giving your way into a job.

Do you know how hard it is to get an administrative job with a symphony orchestra?

A symphony administrator told me how to do it. A woman called him and asked for a job. He said, “I can’t hire you, there is no budget.”

That’s not the end of the story. She said, “I’ll work [...]

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I Really Saw A Crab Do What People Do

Our family had stopped for lunch on a pretty little beach in Hawaii. A family was there fishing. The father was throwing a net and had some crab pots out. The kids were fishing with a stick and a hook. They invited us to join them.

Eventually the crab pots were brought in. There were [...]

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What if there are 6 ads and you really want the job?

You see 6 ads for one job you really want. It is so good you would quit you’re your current job just to apply. What do you do?

High Priority Jobs

Getting your resume into the hiring manager’s hands is your quest.

First gather information.

Is there anything that makes you think the writer [...]

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How to be sure of your career direction. Can you?

It can be difficult if not impossible to know where your career should go. It’s not that you can’t pick a direction, it is making sure it is the right direction. You may climb the career ladder of success, only to find out it is leaning against the wrong wall.

Here is a great article [...]

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What a big house or a great job costs

I was at a gorgeous house. It had radiant heating, an indoor basketball court and swimming pool, wonderful view, and enough room for anyone’s desires. I loved it. The hosts were generous and kind. Then I decided to tally up the cost of owning a house like that. My estimate is $24,000 per month without [...]

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Proof you are really good at getting the job

When you don’t get a particular job, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and think about past successes.

Very few jobs are awarded to the only candidate considered. In most situations, even internal promotions, at least 3 candidates are considered. For the majority of outside hires more than 10 resumes [...]

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The most common bad career goal

The only thing worse than not reaching your goal, is reaching it.

The most common bad career goal

As a recruiter I talk to some people who are miserable that they reached their career goals. Of course I also talk to those who have reached their goals and are loving it, so they set [...]

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I am doing what I suggested yesterday

I took time yesterday and today to go through my goals, rewrite some, add a couple, and remove some. I did it again today. I will do it every day this month. Yes, that includes on Christmas Day. I want the gifts I get from goals.

Funny thing is, I found a list of things [...]

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How to make goals work instead of destroy you

Some people avoid goals because they do no good. Others set goals and excel because of them. A whole bunch of people set goals and it doesn’t make any difference. [...]

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How to get your pay above $125K

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. (George Bernard Shaw)

I talked in depth with salespeople earning over $200,000 per year. I asked, “How did you get into the position where you won’t [...]

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