For me, this week has been about unplugging – at least as much as can be done in this uber-connected technology world – and it’s amazing how refreshing it’s been. Instead of work all day, I went skiing, played games with family, and enjoyed a nice sunset. I didn’t even log on to a computer until almost 10pm tonight (about 15 hours later than usual), and don’t
My family and I watched “The Santa Clause” tonight – an annual holiday tradition (along with “Elf,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “Love Actually,” and a few others). There’s a scene towards the end where the skeptics realize that Tim Allen’s character – the new Santa Clause – is “really” real. He’s Santa, and the wonder of the realization completely transforms the expression of the other characters. Even
This week was Thanksgiving, and I was reminded yet again of the power of giving thanks. Nothing in the world makes a person more magnetic and attractive than a genuine air of appreciation, and nothing attracts better results than gratitude for the results that are already here – no matter how modest they might be. Wherever you are in your job search, career, or finances, take a moment
As someone who has been in the game a long time, I sometimes forget how far from basic many of the basics really are. For example, I take for granted that it’s a good idea to budget LOTS of extra time traveling to an interview. Not just five minutes or fifteen, but at least half an hour or an hour. Showing up on time is a key
People getting ready to write a resume often ask how to figure out what employers are looking for when they hire. It’s a question that can’t be answered. You can’t look at something as big as the job market and say “what are people looking for?” How could you possibly come to a reasonable answer to that question? You can’t. Every industry, company, and hiring professional looks
One of the first things people think about when it’s time to start looking for a new job is previous experience (or, in the case of layoffs “oh crap, I have to go get a new job!). We all do this. It’s instinct. And in general, it’s a good practice. Sort of. I say “sort of” because most people do this in the wrong order.