I lived a couple of summers on a dairy and hog farm. There were only two things to do with manure, put it on the fields or in the creek. Yes, once it went into the creek. The manure that went on the fields helped grow more corn and alfalfa. The manure that went [...]
Lee’s boss yelled at him, changed project specs constantly, did not give him a raise in 3 years of outstanding service, was occasionally late with paychecks, and was basically the boss from …. you know where.
I found out about the 3 years of no raises in our first interview. When I asked why, [...]
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 [...]
You need to make your skills official. You need to get someone to put their stamp of approval on them.
A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender, therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber stamps. [...]
This list will help you get great audio and visual references on your resume. It is also a great thing to send to your references right before they are called.
Few people prepare their references to talk about them. Fewer still have their references recorded and included with their resume. Does it make sense [...]
Include your boss in your resume. They can hear him say how well you did. Your coworker will tell how you helped train him. They can hear the sincerity. You can control what the references say. It could get you hired. It will make you unique. I don’t know if it will work for you, [...]
We got a resume that was 30 pages long. It included a CD with all the documents and even more information. Karen and I laughed about the ego of the guy who did it. We looked through it to see why he thought he needed so much information. We called and talked to him and [...]
Jim is an executive candidate who has 6 wonderful references. He also has 2 terrible references and one that is mediocre. I know because we checked them. We learned that Jim does terribly in the wrong environment. In the right company he saves literally millions of dollars for the bottom line. That means we also [...]
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 [...]