How to find a job at a convention – you pay

I know of one consultant who flies to meet his clients for lunch anywhere in North America. He lives in the small Colorado town of Telluride. He has chosen to live in paradise and pay the price of frequent travel.

Waiting for a job in an airport – convention job hunting

In your job […]

In a job search it feel like “It’s a blizzard! There’s nothing I can do.”

The most important step in winning is to show up.

If you are looking for a job, it always seems there is a blizzard going on. You are stuck at home and nothing is happening because of the snow and cold. You send out a hundred resumes and get no calls back. Recruiters won’t help […]

Is that recruiter lying to you? How to tell.

Have you ever talked to a recruiter and had the hair on the back of your neck stand up? …the feeling that you are being lied to? …the nagging doubt about his sincerity? …the dread that you are making a big mistake?

You were right! Listen to your feelings.

Why recruiters lie

Not because their […]

Why people you barely know are better to network with

Your closest friends are less useful in a job search than people you barely know.

Anti-intuitive, but true. Here’s why.

The people you know well are few in number, and may all work in only 2 or 3 different companies. They all know about the same job openings.

There are a lot more people you […]

How people really find jobs in 2013

People are NOT finding most jobs at Monster, Career Builder and other job boards.

A survey was done in 2013 of companies with over 5000 employees. These are companies that keep great records of where they find people. These companies employ every possible method of finding new employees. The details are at

http://www.careerxroads.com/news/SourcesOfHire2013.pdf

The biggest […]

Tracking elk and finding hidden unadvertised jobs

It is impossible for an orange tiger with black stripes to hide in green grass, yet it does. You can’t fill a job unless you let people know about it, yet it happens all the time.

I walked 50 miles in a wilderness area. I found lots of elk, fox, coyote, deer and bear. I […]

Read job ads if you are NOT job hunting

People call me and ask, “What is the hottest job in my field? What is the next BIG thing?” I tell them how to find out for themselves.

The trouble with your career may be that you are stuck in a backwater position with no chance to see what is new. You might say:

You […]

Should relocation be an option?

It was a drop in total pay, but for a $125,000 dollar base salary, my candidate moved to another state. Two years later the company was sold and he pocketed an additional half million in cash. That was a financially successful relocation. The opportunity had been even better than expected.

But they had to deal […]

Reputation matters, and finding it can find you a job

I was told, “I want to work in a Fortune 100 company. That’s where the action is at. Then I will really be going places.” It could be true. Just remember, Enron was in the Fortune 100 club too.

Size isn’t everything. It seems that in every Fortune 100 company there will be whole divisions […]

How to find a job at a convention – use the cards

Everyone is in business for himself, for he is selling his services, labor or ideas. Until one realizes that this is true he will not take conscious charge of his life and will always be looking outside himself for guidance. (Madwed)

Are you at a convention? If your boss is sending you to learn something, […]