(Before you lynch me, read tomorrow’s column about giving up when times are bad.)
Most revolutions happen as things are getting better. That happened in the Marxist revolutions and the revolts against the Communists. It happened in the American revolution. Things were getting better and people rebelled.
People seriously think of quitting their jobs [...]
Lou Adler wrote an article, but he titled it wrong. The article is really about why changing jobs a little more often can make a huge difference in how much you earn and how much you learn.
He gave it the misleading title “When Working At A Troubled Company Makes Sense.” Go down to the [...]
Tense because of work and your job search? The comments on this article list a lot of real ways people get to sleep.
My most effective way to get to sleep is to count to 2. In my head I lie down and count 1-2-1-2-1-2-1-2….. until I fall asleep. If I count any higher it [...]
1/3 of all huge projects never get finished. 1/3 of all huge projects cost several times more than planned and are months or years late getting implemented.
Here are 5 really important ideas.
There is nothing like being trapped in a small, poorly ventilated interview room with a noisome, pungent candidate (or interviewer).
One guy I worked with….. smelled…. funny. Another always wore each white dress shirts for 4 days. A woman I worked with had a mouthwash she used at lunch with a bouquet like bourbon [...]
Watch out. Those simple questions that help desk folks get tired of are now being answered software robots. They can even use a Skype like interface. Read more here. It is the ultimate outsourcing.
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or [...]
Do job ads ever look like murder mysteries to you? You know, there is way too much information and you can’t tell what is important.
It was murder. The victim had bits of onion in her mouth. The butler had prepared a sandwich with onions for her, yet claimed to have not seen her. Is [...]
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism it’s just the opposite. (John Kenneth Galbraith)
My 16 year old daughter just looked at me with big eyes and said, “Daddy, will you take me to school? You know my foot hurts and I shouldn’t walk on it.” She used every emotion, trick of voice and [...]
Yesterday I was asked how I do a job search. I have seen beautiful lies sent out about how search is done by other firms. Let me give you the no B.S. version of how I do a job search. There are 12 basic steps to finding people.
If you gave me an exclusive search, [...]