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 »

Call the Recruiter Back!

Call the Recruiter Back!
The national unemployment rate is 5.5% as more of the unemployed and underemployed are being absorbed into the workplace. Our economy is finally consistently producing over 200,000 jobs a month which has helped bring down the unemployment rate to a normalized level. Times are looking better for most who want to work, so why should... Read more »

How Important is LinkedIn for Your Career?

How Important is LinkedIn for Your Career?
The short answer is VERY. Recruiters, collegues and potential connections are all using the LinkedIn site to recruit, network and to develop relationships. It is the best professional site around for exchanging information on career related topics and as a tool to help you build your brand. Have you joined LinkedIn yet? It’s hard to... Read more »
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Veterans Day From A 12 Year Old’s Perspective

Veterans Day From A 12 Year Old’s Perspective
My mother’s brother was drafted as a Marine to the Vietnam war when I was twelve, where he fought on the front line. Always a favorite uncle of mine, I missed him when he was sent over seas. He sent me letters from Vietnam when he was on furlough, offering details on what it was... Read more »