You don’t double your productivity by doubling your hours. Working lots and lots of hours may get you a promotion and a raise. It may also get you burned out and fired.
A coupla months in the laboratory can save a coupla hours in the library. (Westheimer’s Discovery)
What you really need to do is […]
If you’re afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody’s perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don’t work as well as you think they do. (Morgenstern)
Hiding real problems
The trick to hiding things on your resume is the same one that stars use to hide flaws. For instance, what […]
Goliath was the best thing that ever happened to David. (Weed)
Okay, Goliath tried to kill David. But it was how David reacted to Goliath that made him famous.
How horribly bad stuff can eventually help you have a great job
Some people claim that the best thing that happened to President George W. Bush, […]
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 […]
Your time is very limited. You only get 24 hours a day. You can’t buy more time. Do you really know how you use it? Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace. (Sawyer) […]
Useful work or administrivia?
One of my managers told me, “Bryan, you don’t work hard enough. I put in 60 or 70 hours a week. Even if I’m just in here filing stuff, I’m getting more done than you.” I couldn’t answer him. I was too amazed. He took my silence for the deep pondering […]
Kids always made fun of the way I dressed. I had two shirts and two pairs of jeans for the whole school year. That’s all. I had cheap shoes. For dinner our family had beans every night, literally. We drank powdered milk. I brought peanut butter sandwiches to school every day with homemade quince jam. […]
Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?
Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?
If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]
Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.
There is a natural progression to a job search and how you feel when you have been fired. Let me give you the key line that would be in the 8 episodes of the reality show, “I Was Fired.”
Episode 1: Fired? I’ll have another job before I’m out the door, you slug.
Episode 2: […]