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 [...]


The attention business – connectedness and your job search

Google put first things first. They figured out how to rank pages by connectedness. They put the page that will be the most useful to you at the top of your list. That saved so much time that people abandoned the other search engines.

Connectedness is a simple idea on the web. It is [...]


It’s scary, Your job search means you are in the attention business

Google is one of the most outrageously priced stocks in the market today. They give away services that competitors charge an arm and a leg for, and they make a profit. Google is the best company in the world that is in the attention business. If you are looking for a job or a [...]


Job search networking and Christmas tree lights

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. (Jane Howard)

I plug in a string of Christmas tree lights and they shine. The next set of lights plugs into that string, and they shine. String by [...]


How to motivate yourself to search EFFECTIVELY

An actor asks himself, “What is my motivation?” The rest of us laugh at him. He’s trying to figure out which way to face on a stage.

Ice cream used to motivate me. I’d walk on hot coals to get it. I still like ice cream, but it won’t get me to detour 100 [...]


Short term rewards for your job search

I couldn’t force myself to do this job. You do the same thing for hours on end, sitting on a bar stool or standing. You insert a small disk, pull a lever, and then do a quality check. It sounds horrible to me.

How do they get people to do it?

The way they get [...]


A genius’ resume – Leonardo da Vinci

Even Leonardo da Vinci needed to look for a job.

Here’s the resume and story of one part of his job search.


A holiday job hunting secret to get you hired

Here is a job hunting secret for the holidays. You can use holidays and vacations to give yourself a serious job boost. All you have to do is follow the advice in this video I made on cyber monday.