Getting noticed and hired in a new job as a Tax Partner, Audit Manager, Hadoop DBA, Android Programmer, or SEC Compliance Manager can be tricky. You may hear how hot your field is, but you just can’t seem to get noticed.
Here are 9 things that may help. Make sure and go past the first [...]
The harder I work on me, the better my life gets. But I can only improve a little each day. So I focus intensely on one or two things that I want to be better at. That makes my career much better with the least effort for the reward. It also improves your job search.
Careers and lasers are not naturally focused. Your career focus will determine whether you have the career you want, or the one that is most convenient for your boss and coworkers.
Lasers, by nature, are also unfocused. A common misconception is that the light comes out of a laser in a tight beam. It does [...]
Your job search and resume have to have a laser-like focus. But what does that really mean?
Light waves first marched in step half a century ago. The laser was born. A 10 watt laser will burn you from a mile away. A 100 watt light bulb will only burn you if you touch it.
If you job hunt (or go to work) expecting mortal combat, where the other guy must lose, you will fail. If you have a strong attitude that, “The company, my manager and I are going to win big,“ you will succeed. In job search mortal combat you must defeat the real enemy every time. You [...]
I went to a Boy Scout camp where a fire company put on a rescue demonstration. They had 3 cars. One by one they ripped them apart using hydraulic tools. Right then I decided that I want to be a fireman when I grow up. I was 49 and ineligible, but I’m willing to dream.
Sometimes your job search just isn’t working. Fix your job search using what the old sailors called “ash breeze”.
You won’t go anywhere in your sailboat if you are becalmed, no wind. Sailors on the old 3 mast boats used to dread finding themselves where there was no wind. There are places in the ocean [...]
If you kill time, you’ll murder your future. In your job search, are you comfortable doing the same thing over and over? If you are getting interviews, you are doing a lot right. If you are not getting interviews, you need to add something different.
Here is an example of people with potential dying early [...]
You may get a job by thorough persistence. Don’t be pestilential and persistent, be pleasant, nice and thoroughly persistent. Let me demonstrate.
My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome. Her IQ is 43. She has a lot of advantages over job seekers with down syndrome. Job seekers with down syndrome accept what happens to them fatalistically. [...]
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 [...]