How do you get started in a new profession?

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 [...]


3 ways to get the credentials of an expert

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what’s really going on to be scared. (P.J. Plauger)

I spent months getting my CPC (Certified Personnel Consultant). It does occasionally help me get some work. It makes me different. I have become a little more elite than other [...]


How to turn your dishwasher into a snowplow

You turn your dishwasher into a snowplow with the same three steps that you rise to the next level in your career. Don’t worry, I will tell you how in a minute.

First, you need the right equipment. Buy the hardware and get the training. Do you need a hammer or a computer? Buy it. [...]


How fledging falcons can help you get a great job

Each summer we watch a falcon’s nest a dozen floors above the train station in Harrisburg. See it here. Five falcons fledged our first year. That means they finally got the maturity and confidence to jump off the ledge and fly. Fledging is learning to fly.

When falcons fledge, they are prepared. They spend [...]


How to make your skills official

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. [...]


Are you passively employed ?

Thinking of yourself passively — as being employed and, therefore, subject to the dictates of someone else — can be fatal to your long-term success. In reality, you’re the president of your own personal-services corporation. You’re completely in charge of production, quality control, training and development, marketing, finance, and promotion.

Seeing yourself as self-employed forces [...]


5 quantum skills of IT, accounting, legal, and operations professionals

5 quantum skills of IT, accounting, legal, and operations professionals that will change your career and your company in this article.

Previously, I explored the forces driving fundamental changes to the IT business model. This is leading to what is being called the Quantum Age of IT–an era in which IT success and value is [...]


Why worry about a degree? An advanced degree?

Dinosaur Jim was a professor of dinosaurs at BYU and he only earned a high school diploma. He discovered more earth shattering fossils than any other man alive. He published unbelievable finds. Finally he was awarded an honorary PhD. They built a large building just for his incredible fossil collection.

You can get ahead without [...]


The 2 biggest internet job site scams

A banking jobs website salesman called my partner one day. They have the best, the greatest, the most useful banking jobs website ever. They want us to have all of our candidates put their resumes up on their website. Then any employer can pay a fee, find the resumes, and hire the candidates. There are [...]


Has your brain stopped?

GM and Ford are laying off workers. The layoffs include production line, engineering and management workers. IBM has layoffs every year, even when they are expanding. State and federal governments have layoffs. The military has layoffs.

You are only safe if you feed that organ between your ears… your brain.

One of my candidates got [...]