It is impossible for an orange tiger with black stripes to hide in green grass, yet it does. You can’t fill a job unless you let people know about it, yet it happens all the time.
I walked 50 miles in a wilderness area. I found lots of elk, fox, coyote, deer and bear. I didn’t [...]
A stupid person can make only certain, limited types of errors; the mistakes open to a clever fellow are far broader. But to the one who knows how smart he is compared to everyone else, the possibilities for true idiocy are boundless. (Steven Brust)
The smartest guy in the room
Frank was a legend. Phil was a [...]
LinkedIn has some tools you may not have seen or used.
First thing to do is to link to me on LinkedIn. email@example.com
Then read this article. Note that there are 7 pages to go through on the right hand column.
My telephone weighs 470 kilograms if I do not pick it up and make a call out by 8:30 in the morning. I get nervous. I can’t pick it up. I make my living calling people and sometimes I just can’t do it.
So I use a rubber band to help pick it up. I put [...]
This story relates directly to your job search, phone calls, interviews, writing your resume, and getting a job offer.
Complete panic, worry, and unhealthy fear were created by my 17 year old daughter as she graduated from high school. In an hour she was going to get her wisdom teeth removed. She’d kill me if I [...]
My partner Karen was pointedly told, “We can’t use you as a recruiter.” She went to the head of HR and said, “I was just told you can’t use me anymore. Is that true?” The answer was, “Of course we can still use you. You bring us our best people.”
Karen was part of the good [...]
I wrote an ad for a perfect job networking guru a few years ago.
“I need to hire someone who knows how companies work. He has to quickly figure out what really motivates people. He has to walk into a room of executives and figure out which ones are the real decision makers, not just the [...]
Jack’s temporary assignment at the salt mine was coming to a close after a great 9 month term. He was only scheduled for 3 months, but he had done so well it was extended several times. He was getting antsy. Two days before his scheduled last day, he stalked into his bosses office, threw his [...]
It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. (W. Somerset Maugham)
He came for the amazing opportunity at XYZ (the name is changed to protect the guilty). A year later he was gone. He quit. That happens a lot at XYZ. It seems like [...]
Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men. (Kin Hubbard)
Boys on a 50 mile hike
2 1/2 pounds of trail mix per boy each day for a total of 90 pounds. 3 packages of hamburger helper for one meal for 6 boys. Oatmeal every day for breakfast for 6 days on the [...]