Getting a Job is a Job – My Advice to College Graduates

Looking for a job? Get a routine and stick to it. Getting a job is not a nine-to-five job. It’s a sixteen-an-hour-a-day proposition, from the moment you get up until the moment you go to sleep. With that kind of workload, you need a daily schedule to manage that…

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,…

How Not To Waste Your Time On The Internet

In 2006, PC World presented an article on “The 15 Best Places to Waste Time on the Web.”  I recommend you scan it.  Do you recognize any features that resemble your own daily use pattern of the Internet?  Without employment, Internet diversions can consume your entire day! The Internet…

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…

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,…

How To Spend Your First Day In The Job Market Part:2

This is the second half of my suggestions for how you should spend your first day or days in the job market.  It is more difficult than ever for people, especially young people, to get a job or even find a job.  Follow these tips and you will at…

How To Spend Your First Day In The Job Market Part: 1

One of the most painful facts about the present downturn is that more than a quarter of our young people are out of work. What young adults need to worry about is not how to shine on their first day on the job. It’s about learning to excel your…