What makes you stand out? Worth more?
What about you is unique? Amazing? Unemployable? Mediocre? Inspiring?
My daughter Merrilee has Down Syndrome and is low functioning within that group, but she is amazing. My son James got a perfect score on the SAT Advanced Calculus II college entrance exam. He is amazing. Each can […]
Resume magic may get you a job.
I turned a $100,000,000 food scientist into a Java programmer. Seriously, I did. I used resume magic to give him a career change.
It wasn’t as easy as it sounds. He was proud of his PhD, and that was hurting him. He had to stop emphasizing the […]
You can’t drive in a buffalo herd either.
I talk to many job seekers who want to change careers. Some of them are accountants who should be salesmen. They got into accounting because it is safe, pays well, and has a great future. Their personality is wrong for accounting. They don’t like carefully following […]
You can read while driving a car.
I love talk radio, but it doesn’t lift my spirits. It gets me perturbed. Music on the radio doesn’t engage my mind as I drive. I listen to books instead. I love books that teach me and help me get a better attitude every minute.
The best […]
You can improve your vision in a much more important and powerful way than laser surgery.
You may be more prepared to be a visionary leader than you think. That depends on what you see, and what you do with what you see.
One employee of mine refused to talk to me unless I […]
Many recruiting offices have a button that rings a bell. You can only push the button when you make a placement. Some recruiters live only to press that button. When they do press it, they keep their finger down for a full minute. It drives everyone else nuts with envy. Recruiters are competitive people.
Why won’t they hire you? Do desperate employers resist hiring anyone? Do they resist change? Or is it something else they resist?
Would you like to win a million dollars tax free? But isn’t that a change?
If Oprah gave you a new car and money to pay the taxes on it, how hard would […]
The harder I work on me, the better my life gets. But I can only improve a little each day. So I focus intensely on one or two things that I want to be better at. That makes my career much better with the least effort for the reward. It also improves your job search.
My email signature is, “The harder I work on me, the better my life gets.” There is only one person I can control. There is only one person I can manipulate into changing. Me.
Years ago I decided I can work on “me” an extra 30-45 minutes a day. I converted brain dead commuting time […]
After years hearing about the lack of IT professionals, you’d think those are the hardest jobs to fill. But a new report by human resources firm Manpower indicates they are not.
Electricians, welders, and other skilled trades professions are the biggest headaches to hire for […]