One of the biggest networking mistakes you can make is to not be real. It makes you seem like a threat, a crank call, or a con artist. Let me demonstrate.
One September night my wife Laura got a call. A woman called Laura’s cell phone, and Laura’s number is rarely given out. The [...]
I know it is not Hallowe’en. Humor me.
Tips for job seekers and Halloween trick or treaters are just about the same. Think about how each of these directly applies to looking for a job.
If you are scared, get your dad (a coach) to help on a few doors. Dress for success. Look the [...]
An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]
Your closest friends are less useful in a job search than people you barely know.
Anti-intuitive, but true. Here’s why.
The people you know well are few in number, and may all work in only 2 or 3 different companies. They all know about the same job openings.
There are a lot more people you [...]
Your resume may have been thrown away because the wrong person submitted it. You may have become a victim of recruiter ownership. (No, it is not slavery, it just feels like it.)
Paul recounted to me that he was presented by a recruiter to a company for a job. The recruiter said, “I have [...]
People are NOT finding most jobs at Monster, Career Builder and other job boards.
A survey was done in 2013 of companies with over 5000 employees. These are companies that keep great records of where they find people. These companies employ every possible method of finding new employees. The details are at
The biggest [...]
Much of the history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good. (Thomas Sowell)
We have a local Fortune 1000 company that has a reputation that makes top local people avoid the company. That company spends a lot of money on relocating people from out [...]
After an exhaustive search you announce, “We are moving to Aspen, Colorado! We’ll be 10 minutes from the ski slopes. I found a great job.” You and your spouse have talked for 10 years about moving to Colorado for the great skiing. You vacation there every January for 3 weeks.
“You’ll have to move without [...]