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!
A diamond is the most precious of stones and it lies deep within the Earth, hard to find.
A diamond is formed by the pressures at such depths, without that experience, a diamond is the same as a piece of charcoal.
Similar to a diamond, your real potential to create and maximize value lies deep within you and has been created by your experience. You have value; in fact your greatest asset is in what you can bring to the marketplace.
Twelve years ago, Brad Stevens quit his job at a pharmaceutical company to pursue his dream of getting involved with Indiana college basketball. Brad gave up a generous compensation package and stable future at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis and volunteered his time as an assistant with the Butler University basketball team. Now entering his fifth season as head coach, his bet has paid off; Stevens has led the team to four consecutive NCAA tournaments and back-to-back national championship games.
A recent Gallup Poll shows 70% of people are not “actively engaged” in their jobs. Is that the sort of person you want facing your customers, running your operation, managing your brand and legacy? The odds are against you because of a failed selection process harming the interests of business owners and job seekers. How is it failed? With so many applicants, and so many jobs, trying to use a generations old model that has not caught up with what we’ve learned about how people think, work, learn and market their skills, knowledge and most importantly attitude.