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…

LinkedIn Or Locked Out?

A third of the questions from readers are about their resumes. What should they showcase or gloss over? How should a resume be stylized or organized? What can they do to make sure the right person reads it? All important matters, to be sure.  One question is rarely asked….

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…

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….