Friday, July 18, 2014

Live with passion

“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” – Vincent van Gogh

This one really speaks to me today. I’m a passionate person. It’s better to go, to do, to fail, to succeed, to struggle, to feel the wind against your face or the vertigo in your stomach, to laugh, to cry, to live.

Free yourself today.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Against the Wind

It's been too long. Time to post again. Here is a great quote:

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford

I felt this was a perfect quote today. Sometimes we can get pessimistic in the face of obstacles and challenges. Then you realize something miraculous. The sun still comes up tomorrow. And so you must continue to press forward. There is no other way. You begin to fight harder and smarter. You begin to think deeper and greater than before. You spend your time focused on conquering those challenges you see up a head. It may be the next day or days far ahead, but at some point in your fight you will look down and realize you’re flying well above those petty challenges which are now mere specs that are way far away in some distant place down below. That is a beautiful feeling that comes from fighting through it all.

Fight through it today and fly.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Some good interview questions

I came across this article and liked the interview questions it had:

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask Interviewers

Just remember to ask these questions within a pertinent context of the position you're interviewing for. These questions portray that you are a results driven person and that's what matters most to employers.

I also like the question about their employees' culture. After all in an interview you are investigating them just as much as they're investigating you.

Just a few more arrows for your quiver.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

His cell phone's ring back lost him the job.

You see a great job post online that seems to be just the right fit. You call in. After speaking with the recruiter, you both agree that this is a good fit. The recruiter sends your resume over to the hiring manager. The hiring manager picks up the phone and dials your number. As he waits for you to answer the voice of a popular adult cartoon show comes on, "I'd love to stay and chat but you're a total &!+$#." He hangs up with out leaving a message and you never know he called.

As a week goes by you are anxious so you call the recruiter back letting him know you are still interested. The recruiter calls the hiring manager. He tells the recruiter that he is looking for respectable professionals not kids he has to babysit.

Everyone loses. Unfortunately, this actually happened. If you're looking for a job you may want to recheck your ringbacks and VM playbacks to make sure this doesn't happen to you.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Find a job using Twitter

I'm back! The summer has been a blast and business has been time consuming, but I can carve out some time to stay on top of my blog again.

Click here for some tips on using Twitter in your job hunt. It's not going to be your most aggressive strategy, but you need to have lots of strategies. If you're using Twitter correctly it will expand your network and build a qualified one. And networking is the BEST tool for finding a job.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Why did they ask that question in the interview?

Here is an article that I found that I thought was worth looking at. The title is a little too slighted for me but you should be aware of what HR folks can and cannot ask you in your interview.

I wouldn't suggest being too closed off in the interview despite this. Anyway, click here to read the article.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Forbes' mistakes to avoid in your job search


I enjoyed this article from on mistakes to avoid on your way to greatness and happiness.

If you're going to be successful in your job search, you will definitely want to avoid these mistakes.