Imagination: There’s Just No Substitute

Creativity certainly helps in finding jobs. I say, don’t be boring. Don’t be predictable. Don’t be just another candidate. Stand out. Be Different. Use a little creativity. Here are some examples of people who used creativity to land a job: A person who had been out of work for…

Harvey’s Odds On Beating Your Competition

Just Show Up….You’re A Winner 80 Percent Of the time. Most accounts are won because nobody else is calling on them. Show up on time… What could be more annoying than a salesperson who can’t deliver the first thing he’s promised to deliver, his or her own body? Mars,…

Follow The Leader

Bill Grove was a legend as a salesman at 3M.  He used to tell his story in his motivational talks to the troops.  “I was just starting out in sales when my boss called me in and said, ‘Bill, I want you to go to New Orleans and see…

Fly Under Fetching Colors

In the May-June 2009 edition of the Conference Board Review, there’s an article with dynamite rating somewhere between TNT and megablast.  The title is “Talent Is Everything” and it’s authored by three senior managers at a Deloitte research subsidiary.  Here are four of the power points made: “Top executives…

No Isn’t an Answer… It’s A Question

Two guys are facing the firing squad. The officer in charge has just finished “Ready Aim!” and is on the verge of “Fire!” when one of the men about to be shot yells, “Hey, wait a minute. First of all, this blindfold’s too tight; second, you didn’t offer us…

Encore! Encore!

David Buck is a highly imaginative guy who is resourcefully addressing an emerging need of overwhelming importance: the career shift that will become commonplace for adults at midlife. David earned his BA from St. Olaf College and went on to receive an MBA from the University of Chicago.  His…

Take Pride in Stride

In 2009, Lawrence Summers became President Obama’s chief economic adviser.  His previous roles include a stint as treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and president of Harvard for five years. After Harvard, Mr. Summers was out on the job market in 2006.  You’d think his résumé might have earned…

Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 3

This is the third post in this series which is designed to help you get a little insight in to the world of executive recruiters and headhunters.  The more know the better off you will be when it comes time to sit down with one of these staffing professionals….

Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 2

This is the second post in this series which is designed to help you get a little insight in to the world of executive recruiters and “headhunters”.  The more know the better off you will be when it comes time to sit down with one of these staffing professionals….

Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 1

Teresa Mazzitelli, founder of The Mazzitelli Group, has been an executive recruiter for thirty-three years and has placed nearly 800 people at almost all levels in every job sector.  Over twenty-five years of working with MackayMitchell Envelope Company alone, she has helped us locate and hire thirty-seven team members,…