I cannot write another word – handling a lack of inspiration

I cannot write another word – handling a lack of inspiration

I am sitting here at my desk watching the sun flicker off the newly sprouting leaves outside my window. I am supposed to be writing this big training program. Inspiration is not striking me. I got nothin’. It is not a lack of motivation. I have plenty of motivation. This training program will be a business […]

The Guide to Ruining a Job Interview

The Guide to Ruining a Job Interview

Today I challenged myself to list at least 10 things candidates do to ruin a job interview. I got out my pencil and started making notes. Before I knew it I came up with 20 things! Have you ever done any of these things? Be honest. Not prepared – Don’t know anything about the company […]

How much talking is too much in a job search?

How much talking is too much in a job search?

What is the best way to answer a question? Talk too much and you miss opportunities to listen and learn. Talk too little and you miss opportunities to tell your story. Like so many things in life, you must find the right balance. I have been in many job searches in my career. I have […]

Is your job search glass half full or half empty?

Is your job search glass half full or half empty?

A half empty job search can be a lonely endeavor. You sit at your kitchen table scanning the ads on Indeed.com, occasionally submitting a resume to an ad that sounds somewhat interesting. You try to keep your head up among your friends who are still employed. Occasionally, you go to lunch with the old gang […]