Why I Am Loving My New Job


I have hit the three-month mark with this new job, and I have to say I am liking it a lot.  The people have been really nice, the work has been reasonably challenging and fulfilling, and the corporate zeitgeist is a pretty comfortable one for me.  But last week put it all over the top. … Continue reading

Hidden Obstacles Hindering Your Success At Landing That Job


With all of my talk lately about changing rules, changing paradigms, and changing jobs, readers might be feeling lost, out to sea, afloat at the mercy of the currents to destinations unknown. This post is not going to help alleviate that situation. It should come as no surprise that companies are out for themselves.  Not … Continue reading

The Road Less Traveled


“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by.  And that has made all the difference.”  — Robert Frost Yeah, yeah, I know – one of the most overused quotations from poetry.  So overused in fact that it has become trite, overwhelming the original brilliance and beauty of … Continue reading

Stop Hurting Yourself!


Okay, I admit it, I have been guilty of this in the past.  I have made my brother, my kids, and several other people over the years beat themselves up with their own hands.  It’s not a fact I am proud of, and I never took it too far, but yes, I have been guilty … Continue reading

The Changing Paradigm Of Corporate Survival


I’ve talked about how much things are changing for the job hunters out there – the prevalence of new technologies and the state of the economy (tied, not coincidentally, with the need for corporations to garner ever-increasing profit margins) is changing the way companies attack and follow-through on the hiring process. There are tons of … Continue reading

The Mystery Of The Interview


In this brave, new world of the 21st century job hunt, there is no milestone more crucial than landing that all-important interview. Of course there are many milestones in the process – from tweaking your resume to the final negotiations – but more attention is being given to the interview than any other area.  Why … Continue reading

Rules, Rules and More Rules


The rules in searching for a job (or landing that promotion, for those who already have gainful employment) continue to get more difficult.  Sure, the United States is seeing a supposed resurgence of employment in the first part of this year.  There’s been talk that the manufacturing industry even has a surplus of jobs – … Continue reading

Life In The Fishbowl – Nasty, Brutish and Short


It’s an odd thing, but as time has progressed, and I gain professional experience, I get less and less privacy in my work space. I think it is mostly the nature of the workplace these days, as opposed to saying anything about me, but as I sit in this fishbowl, listening to all of the … Continue reading

Can You Spare Some Change?


I am starting a new job. That’s right – no more schlep to Harrisburg each day, a multi-hour commute into a place where I was doing fairly noble work for barely half of my former salary. No more Pennsyltucky rednecks (not to mention the one guy I am sure must be inbred, though he’s nice … Continue reading

Back In The Hunt – A New Approach To The Job Search


As you may have figured out from my last post, I have again entered the job search, but this time while I am gainfully employed. In a lot of ways, it is much harder to search for a job while you are working. Not only do you need to find the time to search the … Continue reading

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