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 [...]
The best people have the hardest time finding jobs when they are laid off. It is a fact. It is not for the reason you are thinking.
This is my experience.
I was the only person out of 300 that knew for sure that layoffs were coming. I had a mole in the headquarters in [...]
“The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.” (Leonard Sweet)
I have worked for more than 30 companies. Each one could have been a new career. Okay, so I was 12 when I got my first newspaper delivery job, but I could have kept at it. I could have [...]
I’ll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there’s evidence of any thinking going on inside it. (Terry Pratchett)
7 tools inside the box
I got an email that said, “I finally got a job networking.”
The job came from handing out lots of business cards. Often you get lucky working [...]
Here are your rules if you have the guts to declare war on your job search. They are not for cowards. This is how a real proactive job search can be done.
Check it out here. It is on LinkedIn. If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet, then link to me bryan @ dilts.us
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 [...]