Choose your direction carefully.
The modern age has been characterized by a Promethean spirit, a restless energy that preys on speed records and shortcuts, unmindful of the past, uncaring of the future, existing only for the moment and the quick fix. (Jeremy Rifkin)
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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 […]
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 […]
In America great desirable permanent is available for you. Do you want it?
To have great desirable permanent employment, you have to look in the right places. Here is how you make sure you are working at a permanent job. My experience first.
Our company made a record profit. The industry was booming. The […]
Job death is NOT a bad thing. It is a part of your progress. Once you are dead, just get on with your life.
Rigor Mortis – signs of job death – job CPR fixes
When your job is dead you have a decision to make: keep it or leave? If you keep it, perform […]
Kids always made fun of the way I dressed. I had two shirts and two pairs of jeans for the whole school year. That’s all. I had cheap shoes. For dinner our family had beans every night, literally. We drank powdered milk. I brought peanut butter sandwiches to school every day with homemade quince jam. […]
Certifications can definitely get you a job interview. They can also get you laughed at. BS, MBA and PhD are all certifications. So are CPA, CISSP, MCSE, MCAD, MCST, CNE and CPC.
The most amazing certification chameleon has been MCSE-Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. At first it was a sure key to a quick job and […]
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 […]