In Chapter 16 of 16 in his 2009 Capture Your Flag interview, “Start With Why” author Simon Sinek shares why passion is a result and not an action. He shares that finding one’s passion requires creating a process to make it actionable. Sinek shares why the first step is to identify what you love and […]
What is the best website to find a job? Before you go there, here are some things you should know.
Get your hiring manager talking about what’s really going on behind the job ad, and you’ll find that the quality of the conversation shifts dramatically.
Job-seekers who use their interview air time to ask questions about the processes, the obstacles in a hiring manager’s way and the thorny problems they’ve seen before in similar situations vault themselves to a higher level of conversation than the ones who don’t.
Let your true personality show though and don’t just rely on the info you have on your resume. Use this tip and you may even ace your next interview!
When you talk with as many job seekers and Human Resource Managers as we have, there are certain truths that begin to emerge. For example, I know without any doubt, that the person who gets the job is not necessarily the person with the most skills and experience. Almost without exception, it will be the person […]
I hate the reputation that “Temp Agencies” have. That being said, apparently we deserve it. I borrowed the following excerpt about a bad interview experience from a job board––and then unfortunately lost the link so am unable to give credit to the author. When I read stuff like this it only serves to strengthen my […]
A friend of mine said to me, “John, find me some drywall hangers and I will pay you for your time”. To which I said, “You’re a legit dude, so I’d be happy to!” I ran an ad here and 5 people applied. He ran the same ad and 30 people applied. I would like […]
I was asked the question, “Is leaving a job on bad terms ever okay?” I believe that how a person leaves each and every relationship (professional or personal) is likely a measure of their character. And if not their character, then certainly their personality. The exception to this is if you leave during the initial […]
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, […]
Should I go to college? What is the true cost of college? Is it a good investment? What is the cost of opportunity lost? On the whole college graduates make more money, but how much, and will it guarantee me a job that I love? Clearly there is value, but is it something other than […]
According to CareerXRoads, in 2012 of the companies polled less than 1.2% of new hires came from the mega job boards Monster.com or CareerBuilder. That means that 98.8% of those who uploaded all of their personal information wasted their time. What does that mean for all of your personal information? Who has it? How is […]
Consider Temping. It’s a great way to spend your time productively whilst looking for a permanent position.
Almost daily I lament the scarcity of women in the construction trades. And further.. the few women that I do see often settle for jobs in demolition. Or worse…they call themselves decorators! Not that there is anything wrong with those jobs––it’s just that there is so much more opportunity out there! All of the skilled trade sectors […]
Jacob Goldstein of Planet Money breaks down unemployment six different ways in his article of April 1, 2011. Most interesting to me was what is depicted by this graph. This graph is a very broad picture of the United States, but I’ve suspected all along that when so many of our skilled tradesmen took a […]