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Giving your way into a job.

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 [...]

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What if there are 6 ads and you really want the job?

You see 6 ads for one job you really want. It is so good you would quit you’re your current job just to apply. What do you do?

High Priority Jobs

Getting your resume into the hiring manager’s hands is your quest.

First gather information.

Is there anything that makes you think the writer [...]

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What to do if there are Six Ads For One Job – part one

You see 3 job board ads with almost identical wording for a job in the same suburb. You go online and find 3 social network ads that are almost identical from 3 more different companies. It has to be one job, not 6 different ones. What do you do?

First decide how much you want [...]

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Your Most Valuable Assets

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 [...]

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How to be sure of your career direction. Can you?

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 [...]

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Hallowe’en and your job search, really.

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 [...]

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What a big house or a great job costs

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 [...]

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Proof you are really good at getting the job

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 [...]

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How to get experience before you have it

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 [...]

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5 things I do to stop procrastinating

An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]

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