Mid to Late Career
Elections and Employment
I recently was talking with a friend of mine who has an adult son searching for work. He recently got an interview through a...
The Cycle of Interviewing: the Approach
Purpose Driven Employment
“It’s not about you.” That is the first line in Rick Warren’s classic, The Purpose Driven Life. This statement runs so contrary to what...
Talk with Strangers
Most kids are told to avoid talking with strangers. Parents will instruct them to answer the phone or door a certain way, especially if...
Ronald Reagan believed that the nine most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” As...
Q & A about resumes
Many job seekers get stressed when they think about putting together or revising their resume. If you ask thirty different people for their opinion...
What to do about job ads
Less than 5% of all jobs are secured through answering ads. On the surface, this would seem backwards since the companies who are placing...
Be cautious – attaining degrees and certifications
We live in a society that loves education. It seems everywhere you go there are advertisements for it; billboards, radio, TV, internet, direct mail,...
Are You Un-hirable?
Over the years, I’ve spoken one-on-one with hundreds of people who have lost jobs. While some find new employment quickly, many others do not. ...
The Importance of Volunteering
One of the most valuable things my parents instilled in me and my two sisters growing up was the importance of volunteering. Both of...
After the Interview
In previous posts I’ve covered tips for what to do before and during the interview. I’d like to focus this post on a few...
Men and Employment
Since today is Father’s Day, I wanted to share a few thoughts specifically directed towards men. I’ve had the opportunity and pleasure to take...