The Greatest Strategy for Attaining Job Security & Career Advancement

In case you’ve been living in a cave or just arrived from another planet, the global job market here on earth has undergone a transformation unlike any we’ve ever seen. There are very few jobs for life anymore. There are no guaranteed company-paid health benefits, sick days, or vacation days. Job security is a real challenge these days – causing more and …

2 Ways to Stay Positive When the Spaghetti Hits the Fan

Hey, listen up.  The spaghetti WILL hit the fan. I guarantee it.  In the pursuit of anything worthwhile, adversity, setbacks, disappointment… in other words, RESISTANCE will attempt to rain on your parade. Have you ever studied a battery?  Every batter has a positive end and a negative end.  You’ve never seen a battery with two positive or negative ends. Why?  …

Why Investing in a Résumé Writer or Career Coach Is Priceless

Whether in sports, entertainment, business or any industry or profession for that matter, if we succeed in any way, it’s because of the support and guidance of others who teach and coach us along the way. No one makes it alone. No one ever achieved anything worthwhile in life doing so single-handedly.   The helping hand We know what we …

Be grateful for what you have… in pursuit of what you want

Negative and pessimistic attitudes do NOT attract success. All success, especially when it comes to landing a good job, begins with self-enthusiasm, self-confidence, and genuine hope.  The best way to develop and maintain a positive and optimistic attitude is to be grateful for all you have today, so this deep, sincere appreciation leads to the attainment of your goal of …

Midlife Career Change: Changing Careers in Your 30’s

Midlife career change crisis at 30 – seriously? Yes, seriously. Anthony is a 31 year old MBA who is working in sales support for a mid-sized company earning a whopping $33,000 a year. He has an $89,000 student loan debt that’s just waiting to obliterate his credit rating; not to mention the chance for a better future. Oh, and his …

The REAL Secret to Being Happy: How to Enjoy Your Job Search

“Live life with passion and pursue excellence in everything I do.”  If you were to ask me what the purpose of life is for me, this is how I’d answer you. As you can see, the purpose of my life is NOT to achieve; but to pursue.  The purpose of my life is NOT the goal itself, but the journey …

How to Get the Attention of Hiring Managers: Are You Properly Dangling Your Carrot?

You have only 15-20 seconds, at most, to get the attention of hiring managers.  In a high unemployment job market, you just must dangle a “value carrot” and communicate what significant results you can deliver and produce better than other qualified candidates.  Common sense would dictate that assembly line, look-alike resumes (like chronological resumes) won’t stand out when over 20 …

Courage Can Be Learned: How You Can Develop (More) Courage

Courage is the most important characteristic for success, achievement, and happiness – Especially when looking for a job. Without courage – nothing of substance is possible. If desire is your wishbone, then courage is your backbone. Your backbone provides the sheer determination to achieve your desires – inclusive of fear, adversity, setbacks, pain, danger, hardship, and uncertainty. Harry Truman said, …