6 places to check on a company’s reputation

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company. (George Washington)

When a man or woman brags about his virtue, avoid the former and cultivate the latter. (Unkn)

6 places to check on a company’s reputation

What is the […]

What to do if they haven’t called after a week – the job search

Are you waiting to see if you got the job?

Why don’t companies say “Yes” or “No”? What can I do about it?

Most of your frustration in a job search comes down to 3 situations at the company you are applying for.

First the receptionist is told:

“Jill, there are 250 […]

Don’t be powerless at an interview 

Do you feel powerless at some point in your job search?

The job interview was at 2:00 pm. The candidate, Bill, called at 1:45 pm. He was in their parking lot. Showtime. That great candidate was going to shine. He told the receptionist he was there and sat down to wait.

At 3:15 pm […]

Down by 20 at halftime in your job search

You can recover from a bad interview, or 20 of them, if you go at it right.

Every job seeker has a bad interview occasionally. Often you will have a great interview and NOT get the job. Your resume may be perfect for a lot of jobs, but you get no call backs.

Here […]

One fully preventable way to lose a job offer

Are you killing your job search with impatient speed?

When the fit between a candidate and the job seems perfect, and there is a delay, I often hear:

“I’ve been waiting two weeks to hear back from them since my interview. What is wrong? They are so rude. Don’t they realize I am losing […]

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 – 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 […]

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. […]

How to overcome an employer’s resistance to hiring you

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 […]

You’ll get the job if you focus on the right stuff

Understand the emotions and actions, ignore the words.

Down Syndrome vs down syndrome part 2

Merrilee has Down Syndrome, a medical condition. At 9 years old she could read 150 words. At 18 she can now read maybe 300 words. She understands only very simple sentences. Yet, she’s brilliant. She understands very clearly what people […]