Kids always made fun of the way I dressed. I had two shirts and two pairs of jeans for the whole school year. That’s all. I had cheap shoes. For dinner our family had beans every night, literally. We drank powdered milk. I brought peanut butter sandwiches to school every day with homemade quince jam. […]
There is a natural progression to a job search and how you feel when you have been fired. Let me give you the key line that would be in the 8 episodes of the reality show, “I Was Fired.”
Episode 1: Fired? I’ll have another job before I’m out the door, you slug.
Episode 2: […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]