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The 100% easiest network

The absolute easiest job search networking tool is one of the least used.

To network, you have to communicate. To communicate comfortably you have to have a reason. The most overlooked reason is to say, “Thank you.”

Do you think this is too easy? Do too many people do it? When was the last time [...]

Fixing your career and job search: As intense as possible is more

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.

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Your job search is mortal combat: win every time

If you job hunt (or go to work) expecting mortal combat, where the other guy must lose, you will fail. If you have a strong attitude that, “The company, my manager and I are going to win big,“ you will succeed. In job search mortal combat you must defeat the real enemy every time. You [...]

“Ash breeze” can fix your job search

Sometimes your job search just isn’t working. Fix your job search using what the old sailors called “ash breeze”.

You won’t go anywhere in your sailboat if you are becalmed, no wind. Sailors on the old 3 mast boats used to dread finding themselves where there was no wind. There are places in the ocean [...]

Is your job search evolving or going nowhere?

If you kill time, you’ll murder your future. In your job search, are you comfortable doing the same thing over and over? If you are getting interviews, you are doing a lot right. If you are not getting interviews, you need to add something different.

Here is an example of people with potential dying early [...]

What if you are getting NO response to your resume? 6 fixes

If they can’t see you, you aren’t there. If they can’t take their eyes off you, there’s no competition.

What is the difference between these three scenarios?

You send out 100 resumes in an hour and get no response. You spend two days deciding who to send resumes to, send out 3 resumes, and [...]

Make them want to hire you in your first 30 seconds

The greatest tool for your job search is an enthusiastic desire to help, not the job title you want. Let me show you what I mean.

I was talking to a local TV station manager. He asked, “How would you like to stand in the middle of the biggest stadium in Pennsylvania and tell everyone [...]

The Elmer Fudd job hunt

When Elmer Fudd went hunting for Bugs Bunny, he always started out with a plan. He carefully prepared and then waited.

Bugs would come up to him and say, “What’s up doc?”

Elmer replied, “I’m going to get me a wabbit.”

Then Elmer would realize that the rabbit was talking to him instead of falling [...]

Do you eat the leaves of your job search before the fruit appears?

Woodchucks are evil. They get in my garden. They eat the leaves on my strawberry plants and leave the flowers and small green fruit. Then the flowers and fruit die. I hate woodchucks.

I sometimes do the same thing figuratively. I get started in a successful niche in my business, then I turn my hand [...]

Why failure is good in your job search

Not many people are willing to give failure a second try. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise [...]