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Fly the Plane First

Posted by on 06/04/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Fly the Plane First

Years ago when I was first learning to fly, my flight instructor shared some very wise words with me. “Remember, always fly the plane first.” He was referencing the potential challenges facing pilots who can become distracted by whatever is demanding their attention and forget their first responsibility is to fly the plane, then address the potential problem. I think his wise words can equally be applied to our careers and I therefore share with you the following: Our world is certainly filled with surprises, but don’t allow...

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INTERNET: Fact and Fantasy

Posted by on 05/24/2021 in Blog | Comments Off on INTERNET: Fact and Fantasy

FACT: Probably one of our greatest inventions FANTASY: One big paid unregulated ad FACT: In using the internet, be a careful consumer FANTASY: The jobs I am looking for are all posted on the internet While the internet is a marvelous invention and most of us would be hard-pressed to get along without it today, for the job seeker or career changer, being a very careful consumer of information is absolutely critical.  From my window on the world, internet job postings have more to do with deselecting rather than selecting. It is not about...

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Who Are We?

Posted by on 06/29/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Who Are We?

There is no doubt that we are living in challenging times that every day touches us or someone we know. Whether it Covid-19, political or social unrest accompanied by the adversarial media, it is easy to feel angry and depressed. Are we victims or survivors? For the job seeker, it can feel hopeless, and sadly many have just given up, overwhelmed by the process that has become remote and unwelcoming. But wait, don’t retreat to the sidelines as there are jobs available, and good ones too, if you are committed and willing to take a fresh...

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Two Sides To The News

Posted by on 06/07/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Two Sides To The News

There Is A Bright Side  No Jobs! Mass Layoffs! Unemployment Benefits Not Arriving! Today’s which is al headlines blare negative and certainly concerning news which is often impossible to avoid, So I would like to share some good employment news regarding the latest of my clients who have successfully landed new jobs and others who are well-entrenched in the hiring process. So here goes: Hired: Chief Administrative Officer, Multi office healthcare provider Assistant Controller, Credit Union Associate Vice President, Innovation,...

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Challenge

Posted by on 04/03/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Challenge

With everything we’re being challenged with today, the uncertainty compounded by physical separation, I thought this 15 minutes chat by Margaret Hefferman put a good and knowledgeable light on many of this issues we are facing today. Please take 15 and enjoy and learned from her presentation. My best to each of you. Be safe and...

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I Have The Greatest Customers And Friends!

Posted by on 03/05/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on I Have The Greatest Customers And Friends!

When it comes right down to it, I am very much in the business of people helping people to find or create new, better and hopefully fantastic jobs. After all, when it is all said and debated about the best way to find a new employment opportunity, the fact remains that it is people who hire people. People don’t hire resumes or applications. They hire people they are comfortable with. Individuals choose me and CareerMakers in just the same way. Yes, I help them solve their challenges, but the decision to use my services really is based on...

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Making It Easier To Say Yes

Posted by on 02/06/2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Making It Easier To Say Yes

Over my nearly 36 years of helping good people to find or create new and rewarding employment opportunities I’ve learned that effective oral and written communication is very often one of the most significant challenges job seekers face. From being raised to not toot our own horn to writing resumes that look more like historical documents or obituaries the process of effectively communicating for most can be a very daunting task. We really just don’t know how to do it effectively and are therefore easily overwhelmed by fear of not really...

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Keep In Touch

Posted by on 08/30/2019 in Blog | Comments Off on Keep In Touch

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE PEOPLE!!!Job Search Truth #6: People hire people they know and  like – whether or not they have the exact experience, background or skills to do the job.  The simple fact is this: to be liked requires repeated contact. Would you refer someone for a job interview that you met once for twenty minutes? Probably not because your credibility is at stake. Your job is to create opportunities to re-connect with those with whom you conduct research interviews.   You might be afraid of being a pest, but if you...

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I have the greatest customers and friends!

Posted by on 08/02/2019 in Blog | Comments Off on I have the greatest customers and friends!

When it comes right down to it, I am very much in the business of people helping people to find or create new, better and hopefully fantastic jobs.  After all is said and debated about the best way to find a new employment opportunity, the fast remains that it is people who hire people. People don’t hire resumes or applications. They hire people they are comfortable with.  Individuals choose me and CareerMakers in just the same way. Yes, I help them solve their challenges, but the decision to use my services really is based on personal...

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Take Care Of Yourself

Posted by on 12/30/2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Take Care Of Yourself

Subject: Take Care of Yourself Holiday Greetings; This time of year can cause us to put  too much self-induced stress on ourselves. Too many expectations. Too many plans. Too many assumptions. And never enough time. Whew…… Try to remember that you only live with one person, and that’s you. So you need to take good care of you, because if you don’t, you are probably not going to be good company for anyone else. Make sure that you are gracious to yourself and take the time to do something nice fro yourself every day. Please...

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