This true story directly applies to your job search. The heir apparent of a large family company was kidnapped and sold into slavery in Africa by his brothers. As a slave he rose to be the president of a large privately owned company. Then, falsely accused of a crime he was imprisoned. In prison he [...]
It can be difficult if not impossible to know where your career should go. It’s not that you can’t pick a direction, it is making sure it is the right direction. You may climb the career ladder of success, only to find out it is leaning against the wrong wall.
Here is a great article [...]
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 [...]
I was at a gorgeous house. It had radiant heating, an indoor basketball court and swimming pool, wonderful view, and enough room for anyone’s desires. I loved it. The hosts were generous and kind. Then I decided to tally up the cost of owning a house like that. My estimate is $24,000 per month without [...]
When you don’t get a particular job, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and think about past successes.
Very few jobs are awarded to the only candidate considered. In most situations, even internal promotions, at least 3 candidates are considered. For the majority of outside hires more than 10 resumes [...]
Experience is that marvelous thing that allows you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. (Franklin P. Jones)
You can’t get in the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) unless you have a job acting in a movie that is going to use union actors. You can’t get a job in a union movie unless [...]
An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]
Think about all the schoolwork, studying, and commercial work you have procrastinated and gotten done at the last minute. How much time did you save by having your back to the wall? [...]
If you can get your boss to repeat what you say, there is still only a 50-50 chance he understood or thought about what he repeated. There is only a 10% chance he will remember it in a week. Harsh? No. Guys who get PhD’s in education will agree.
Have you ever felt like [...]
This is a short video about how to become a journalist, politician, salesperson, accountant, programmer, etc. It is a great real life example of how to become what you want to be.
Do you know how many engineers do NOT have a degree? I have a bunch of them in my database. Accountants, CFO’s, and [...]