Here is the truth no politician, few economists, few teachers want to tell people, and that few people want to hear: certain jobs are only worth a certain, maximum number of dollars per hour, whether you’ve been there doing it for one year, ten years, or thirty years. Longevity does not necessarily merit more money [...]
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 [...]
An old friend laughed when she read my article on procrastinating. She knows I am a king at procrastinating. She mentioned how I … [...]
Now, if you trust in yourself and believe in your dreams and follow your star, you’ll still be beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy“ [...]
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 [...]
I was overspending by 20% every month. I had an absolutely fixed income. So I bought a notepad and kept track of every expense. In one week it was obvious where the money went. In a month it was unavoidable. The truth? 20% of my very limited income was going for lemonade from cozy [...]
How to screw up you job start
Just fired from his second job in 2 months, Frank can’t figure out why those 2 employers don’t like him. He came in late a couple of days a week, but only when he had to. And he only left early when it wasn’t going to hurt [...]
Getting things done is usually more important than getting them perfect.
This article uses the example of a newspaper editor that applies to job search.