Tips From Highly Successful Job Seekers

Tips From Highly Successful Job Seekers
Did you know that successful job seekers don’t treat finding a job as a “fulltime” vocation?  According to the recent national study conducted by the Career Advisory Board established by DeVry University, this is one of the many misnomers from the data collected from the study which included over 550 active and passive job seekers... Read more »

(5) Tips for Millennials Working with Baby Boomers

(5) Tips for Millennials Working with Baby Boomers
Millennials have a unique way of looking at life and their role in the workplace. Not wanting to be hemmed-in, their views are quite different than the baby boomers, who often mange them with strained communication. The truth is that both groups are wired differently, with a disconnect of common purpose. The baby-boomers who are... Read more »

(5) Signs You Are Unhappy in Your Job

(5) Signs You Are Unhappy in Your Job
Now that hiring has stepped-up and unemployment numbers are down, more people are employed, yet many are unhappy with what they are doing. It is a trend in the workforce that is concerning for many since they are afraid to make a job change for fear of being on long-term unemployment. The memories of being... Read more »
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Mad Men Finale Draws Many Conclusions

Mad Men Finale Draws Many Conclusions
I am an avid fan of the now former AMC TV series, Mad Men that I watched from the beginning and immediately fell in love with the characters in this successful show that is now being touted as one of the best series in the history of TV. The audience took awhile to build as... Read more »

(8) Reasons Not to Give up Facebook!

(8) Reasons Not to Give up Facebook!
  Let’s face it; those of us that use Facebook are addicted. The first time we get many “likes” from our post, we become addicted. It becomes a chase for “likes” from posting selfies (no one wants to take our picture anymore), to a close up of our steak dinner, to pictures of our dog... Read more »

A Chance Meeting with An American Soldier

A Chance Meeting with An American Soldier
While visiting Palm Springs which is an hour’s drive from 29 Palms military base, I was approached by a soldier dressed in his uniform. It was a hot spring day here in the 90’s, yet he looked cool as a cucumber.  There was a sense of confidence in him as he approached me and asked... Read more »
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Mad Men: Don Draper’s Last Act

Mad Men: Don Draper’s Last Act
Don Draper, the complicated advertising executive character from the popular Mad Men series, reminds me of my father. My dad was not in the advertising industry, yet he was like Don, a guy who was trying to fulfill the American Dream to support his family and prove he was a man. Similar to Don, my... Read more »

How Did You Survive Your Worst Job?

How Did You Survive Your Worst Job?
  We have all had horrible jobs along the way as we have worked toward success. These jobs are the ones we never forget and vow never to do again. It’s a great motivator to make something work when you finally get a good job. Yet, these bad jobs help define who we are. So... Read more »

(3) Questions That Kill An Interview

(3) Questions That Kill An Interview
Interviewing for a job is not something most of us enjoy. It is an uncomfortable scenario where what you say can either move you toward a new job or have your résumé thrown into the circular file! The hiring managers and recruiters are often on the offensive making you feel as if you are being... Read more »
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(5) Personal Traits Coveted By Hiring Managers

(5) Personal Traits Coveted By Hiring Managers
There are many reasons that some people always get a job. Some of this has to do with their ability to network while others are just a perfect match for a company. Many times it is just difficult to compete with these other candidates. Yet, there are traits that hiring managers consistently look for in... Read more »