One of the questions we like to ask a job seeker is, “Who are five people that you would most like to meet in the professional world?”
This is not one of those pointless, hypothetical, fantasy question (such as, “Who would you rather be stranded with on a desert island?”). How you answer this question can help us gain a better understanding of your job aspirations and ultimate career goals.
Don’t be a Robot when You Think! - Resume Not Required
This blog is the result of an article written a few weeks ago via the Washington Post titled: What if this ATLAS shrugged? — DARPA unveils new humanoid robot. I think it is interesting to note that many people today fear emerging technologies that are designed to improve the everyday quality of our lives. Take for example the technology of robots. They can perform the same function perfectly day after day, month after month, year after year. They can do it quickly and without error. They are mindless, and yet they were programmed by people with minds designed to think outside the box so that the robot could stay inside the box.
The Perfect Career Finding You! - Resume Not Required
A lot of placement firms talk about finding the perfect career and the so called "job you love". Frankly, it’s a myth because there is no perfect company, there is no perfect job, and there is no job that everyone loves all the time. The simple truth is to do something within a career you can be really good at.
We often hear the word "arriving" to describe success in our career. But the definition of "arriving" will vary among individuals. For some, "arriving" is occupying the corner office as the CEO of an International firm. For others, "arriving" is a long steady career that allows them to constantly advance, save, and have a sense of personal security.
Does Your Job Leave an Impression on You? - Resume Not Required
I am not surprised these days by how far the largest corporations in the world, who can afford the advertising budget for prime time television spots, are pushing the envelope of creativity in what they believe the public can handle or not. Take for example the talking lizard represented by Geico, a leading insurance company, that has helped to establish a sense of familiarity and trust from their customers. Check out this chart from Geico over the past decade or so, which shares the huge growth spurt compared to its original humble beginnings: http://www.geico.com/about/corporate/history/.
Business Owner's Take on Redundant Job Search Techniques
I have talked with literally thousands of college graduates and frankly they didn't see the reason and value of what they were offered. Is it the 50 year old methods still being used (please don't tell me that technology has changed the way we look for jobs), better resumes, better networking skills?
Let me speak for myself and thousands of other business owner's I have talked with or given speeches too - Stop marketing to me for a job! Stop asking a "friend" to introduce you to me! Stop telling how you lived your last 10 years!