Eagle Scout

Eagle Scout

Do you know you need a job during your transition from school to work? Always, VOLUNTEER somewhere during your school years. Especially in your last two years. By doing so, you show what you would be like after you are hired! It is not the volunteering, the extra part-time job, or caring about others. It […]

The Fly and the Zipper

Big Presentation

Face-to-Face Interviewing for a job in today’s unique environment can force you to face many funny and negative issues that have happened to me or my clients over the last 45 years. “The Fly” caught me as I was about to present a large purchase of law books to the senior members of a major […]

What are your personal obligations as a candidate before you launch into your Job Search?


What are your personal obligations as a candidate before you launch into your Job Search? Write answers to the following: Your complete Job Description. (If necessary, use our site and the web to get examples.) Your Career or Collegiate Story Your Compensation Program (salary.com) Your 7-9 Professional Attributes Your 3-5 Professional and College Accomplishments Your Volunteer or […]

Top 11 Questions to Ask About Office Location

Modern Office 2022

Here are the top 11 questions about office location you should ask when job searching: Will you have a parking spot or area when you arrive at work? Are your expenses paid for by the employer? How often are you expected to be in the office and currently because of the pandemic many people are […]

Noble Horses and the Job Search

Learning to Ride

Why is it that noble horses are like a Job Search? Actually, the better question is how are a job search and riding horses for the first time very much the same, or at least very much alike? Yes, you read it correctly. I must have gotten too deep once too often, and I am […]

Writing Difficulties and the Realistic Truth

Writing Difficulties

I never could understand why people who spent time, two to five years, in the gulag called “College” often froze, especially when they had to write or discuss anything about themselves. Hey, you graduated! You had enough credits to get your diploma. A piece of paper is pushing you out into the real world. Now […]

Family vs YOU! It’s not maturity, rather the courage to believe in yourself

No Courage Already Lost

When graduating from high school, you are usually very closely tied to your family unit. When you go off to college, your unit changes. Your 4–5-year exposure to other people from other families and to the routine of the school calendar will change you. I started out wanting to be a design engineer, since I […]

The Puzzle

The Puzzle

I was speaking with a longstanding client yesterday who has been offered a possible lateral move in his current employer. We discussed the facts that although the move sounds interesting, he needs to evaluate the change and the possible impact on his current career goal and his current employer. I asked him if he knew […]

Job Training

Job Training

Be sure to ask about and get a written copy of all job training, products, clients, vendors, competitors, and salespeople. You should have a list of those people with whom you are going to have regular contact. Where is the training at, when is it, how long is it, and is it broken into sessions […]

Benefit Programs

Benefit Programs

Benefits Programs can tell you more about the company than all the interviews, meals, and treatment prior to an offer. One of the most often forgotten parts of the Job Offer is what kind of Benefit system are you allowed? It is not just health care, but what the company pays and what you pay. […]