Archive for August, 2011

Dumb Questions Do Exist

Whoever came up with “there’s no such thing as a dumb question” lied. Dumb questions most certainly exist. I know because I’ve been on the receiving end of my fair share of them for years. It’s not that the individual having a question is dumb. It is more the individual’s choice to pose a question […]

What The Winners Have In Common

Most who read my blog posts are looking for some nugget of wisdom that will help them generate positive results from a job search. I thought it might be a good idea to share some observations of what those who  have recently landed jobs have in common. So here goes… They have magnetism. They have […]

Greeting Card Aisles

There is a reason why greeting card aisles offer lots of choices. No matter how similar the overall message, the way it’s delivered depends heavily on the relationship between giver and receiver, the perspective of the receiver, the situation at hand and what the message needs to achieve. Imagine how different the card would need […]

Don’t Avoid Your Job Search Because It’s Painful

There are times when looking for work just hurts, physically and mentally. This is especially true for those who are unemployed while on the hunt. Few situations force us to come to terms with fears, inadequacies and bad habits like a job search does. Most humans have an inclination towards self-preservation. Because of this we […]

Do You Have A Focus Group?

Job seekers, like it or not, you are a salesperson. Your talents, skills, connections and sweat are up for grabs and it’s your responsibility to understand who your customers are, what you have they could use, what value to put on those offerings and how they respond to your marketing materials & pitch. How does […]

Name That Staffing Company

You know that company you really want to work for, but it doesn’t have any current openings or isn’t sold on your background being a fit for its needs? A simple question may help you gain entry when the odds don’t seem to be in your favor. The next time a company gives you the […]