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My last job stunk, what do I say?

“My last employer lied to me. He looked me straight in the eye and lied to me twice in the employment interview. Then he spent the next year undermining me. He made it impossible to reach the pay level he promised me.”

When he told me that, I understood. I’m an agency recruiter. I could […]

I Really Saw A Crab Do What People Do

Our family had stopped for lunch on a pretty little beach in Hawaii. A family was there fishing. The father was throwing a net and had some crab pots out. The kids were fishing with a stick and a hook. They invited us to join them.

Eventually the crab pots were brought in. There were […]

Proof you are really good at getting the job

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 […]

A Korean Attitude

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“ […]

You have to give me a job – the scariest phrase I hear

How would you react to a candidate who said, “You have to give me a new job. I am seriously considering suicide.”

I deal with that problem for real, literally. Forgive me, please, all of you suicide counselors, but I react the same way to that statement as I do to a threat on my […]

The unofficial 13th point of the Scout Law is a job interview secret

The unofficial, hidden, but occasionally admitted 13th point of the Scout Law is: A Scout is Hungry.

In your interview, you have to be hungry. You have to want to change jobs. You must crave opportunity. You have to believe you can really do something worthwhile in this new job.

A true terrible job […]

Can a kick in the teeth help your career?

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. (Walt Disney)

Can you believe Walt Disney said that? He was such a nice guy!

Many of the happiest people I know were ruined at one point. Some depressed people were […]

How much can you make proving your attitude on your resume?

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. (Norman Vincent Peale)

How much can […]

How to succeed when you fail miserably

I almost committed career suicide. Here’s what I did.

“Why are there no blacks and only 3 latinos out of 1200 employees?” I figured there was a good reason, and the president of the 25,000 person company gave me one. However, my manager got me into his office and yelled at me. He really […]

Change what you associate pain and pleasure with

I got this from Sandi in an email today and had to share it with you. Your job search is marketing of yourself. She is a marketer. Her ideas about deciding what causes you pleasure or pain directly relates to your job search. — Bryan Dilts

Change What You Associate Pain […]