Here are 3 examples of thrift that should be on resumes. They are examples of being thrifty that can get you interviewed and hired.
One change that Laura suggested allowed her company to lay off 3 data entry clerks. That paid for her salary for the rest of her time at the company. But, she never [...]
For your job search you have to learn a very important lesson from spammers.
How do they get people to pay attention?
Here is how they get ME to pay attention. Learn from my weakness.
I never get less than 60 spam emails in a day. Over a weekend it is always several hundred. Every once in [...]
We got a resume that was 30 pages long. It included a CD with all the documents and even more information. Karen and I laughed about the ego of the guy who did it. We looked through it to see why he thought he needed so much information. We called and talked to him and [...]
I have been around a lot of big bears in Pennsylvania. It is exciting. Still, I have only seen one bear in Pennsylvania. Bears leave behind footprints, scratched trees and scat (the polite way of referring to bear excrement). As a matter of fact, some bears try to impress other bears by showing how high [...]
I heard the Wall Street Journal did a study and found that the average resume is reviewed in 5.7 seconds. Years ago it was 10 to 12 seconds. People must be reading faster.
The reason for the increase in speed is probably that so many unqualified people send in resumes these days. At one point at [...]
Sir Winston Churchill was at a high class social gathering. One elegantly dressed woman was getting on his nerves. He finally asked her, “Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?”
She laughed and gave him a sly grin. “I would sleep with even you, for five million pounds.”
Churchill opened his wallet and asked, [...]
Some people wisely ask, how can I hide my flaws? Others seem to ask, how can I hide my greatest strengths?
Every resume I read is a mystery novel. For instance, an accountant dismissed in March is a lot different than one dismissed in May. March is the busy part of tax season, so, why would [...]
“I know I haven’t done that job before, but I’m a really fast learner”, so the applicant says. Then I read the resume and can see nothing to back up their claim. They have a “C” average in school, worked at a manual labor job and their hobby is woodworking.
I tell them, “Prove to me [...]
“You will be successful if you don’t screw up.” That was hard to swallow, but proved to be critically important. I started watching how often we failed our customers. Then I started tracking the failures and had coworkers help fix the problems. My supervisors loved it and rewarded me for merely cutting down the screw [...]
There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely if they will only recognize and seize them. (J. Paul Getty)
The CEO of an internet marketing company told me that he can give detailed reports of how successful his campaigns are. He offers the reports to all the marketing managers who hire him. Often they [...]