This week’s quote comes from a brand new book by Jake Breeden, Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Wok Habits that Masquerade as Virtues. Breeden identifies 7 “sacred cows” of corporate workplace life. These sacred cows are beliefs we’ve always held but they don’t do us any good in today’s corporate world. For example, many […]
You’ve probably heard the warning: Only 20% of jobs are advertised.But numbers can be deceiving. Throughout my own winding road career path, I’ve found most of my jobs by answering ads. And I’ve taught my own clients how to use ads effectively during their job search. Every career plan calls for more than one strategy. […]
Did you just make a dumb mistake at a job interview? Or maybe when you met someone who’s critical to your success, you said EXACTLY the wrong thing? YOU’re not dumb. You’re probably doing this for a reason, often a good reason. This video explains 3 reasons for “dumb” mistakes and how to avoid them […]
Recently I’ve seen several job search messages posted on LinkedIn. Often they follow the format: “Seeking employment in the [city] area where I can use my sociology degree and have an opportunity to grow. I’d like to work in a nonprofit theatre organization but I am open to anything. I was just laid off from […]
Several years ago, my friend “Mike” was desperately trying to find a new career, when a miracle seemed to land in his lap. “John,” a Fortune 50 vice president, expressed interest in Mike’s system. Mike eagerly began developing a proposal, meeting John for lunch (I never asked who paid) and walking around with dollar signs […]
Great article on cutting words from your resume here. I’ve been saying the same thing for a LONG time!