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To Get a Job You Need to Get the Employer’s Attention and Be a Safe Choice

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When an employer has an open position, they are generally faced with two issues: (1) it is difficult for them to focus attention on all of the applications they are receiving, and (2) they are nervous about making a good decision among the various applicants...

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Good Things Only Happen When You Are Moving

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Probably the low point of my life was the summer I decided I needed to get ready for eleventh grade. Since I was young, I had been told that if I wanted to get into a good college, I would have to earn excellent grades in eleventh grade. My father had...

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The Importance of Culture in Organizations

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Employees’ level of success and overall happiness has more to do with a particular culture (which is sometimes also referred to as the personality of an organization) than with any other factor. This article discusses (a) the importance of organizational...

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Consciousness, Mindlessness and Your Career

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“It is against state policy to pave over a deer,” said an engineer for the department. “If in fact the deer was in the work area, it should have been removed before the work was done.” —Associated Press, August 22, 1996, reporting on road...

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Do Your Job Search on Heavy Ground

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For the past several years I have been interacting with people who are looking for jobs on a daily basis. I have also been working with recruiters, who find people jobs. After many years of working with various people, it often occurs to me that those...

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Depression, Health, Boredom, Interesting People, and Self-Esteem

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I remember my first encounters with the self-improvement industry when I was younger. In many areas of the United States, people look at self-improvement as something that is absolutely crazy. That is how the people around me viewed it when I was growing...

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The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Search and Interviews

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Several years ago when looking for a position in Los Angeles, I interviewed with numerous law firms. In virtually every one of these interviews I ran across an attorney who knew not one, not two, not three—but numerous, numerous attorneys in my...

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Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

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About ten years ago, an attorney who had been practicing about seven or eight years longer than me purchased his first house.  I remember congratulating him on the purchase, and his response shocked me at the time: “I am very happy with the house. ...

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How to Count in Your Career and Life

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Most people don’t count in the world. In fact, almost all people in the world don’t count. They are born, they grow, and they die. Their lives are quickly forgotten after they die and the world is no different for them having been there. Have...

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Flow, Your Ego and Your Career

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Aristotle believed that more than anything, we seek to be happy. There are some individuals who do their work and continually find happiness in this work. Work for them takes on a meaning that transcends what most of us experience. These people feel...

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Avoid Sophisticated and Saturated Markets

By on Oct 10,2017

One of the biggest mistakes people make in their job searches is going after jobs in sophisticated markets. A sophisticated and saturated market is one that’s populated by a lot of people like you—with your qualifications, background, and so forth.

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