Successful People Are Just Lucky? I Don’t Buy It.

I read something that made me roll my eyes. It was the commencement speech of an author to the graduating class of an Ivy League school. What caused my reaction was this: the speaker simply told them that any success they had was largely due to luck. Seriously? His big advice wasn’t really advice at […]

Five Reasons Scars Are Better than Perfection

One day my four-year-old son was sitting on my lap, intently studying my face. Finally, he asked, “What’s that?” “What’s what, honey?” “That,” he said, pointing to the faint white line snaking just above my left eyebrow. “Ah, yes. That is a scar I got when I was about your age,” I explained, telling him […]

Using Force Multipliers to Propel Your Career

After writing Beefing Up the Résumé Vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail last week, I received an email from fellow résumé writer Robert Dagnall. In it, he talked of an idea called “force multipliers.” This is, in his words, “a military concept that describes actions or qualities that multiply the effectiveness of a unit beyond […]

Keep Smiling!

I came across an interesting article on the benefits of smiling. It listed 15 reasons why smiling is good for you. Here’s a few of them that apply to job hunting: “Smiling makes us attractive.” Put yourself in the shoes of an interviewer for a moment. What would you think about a candidate who did […]

A Story of Inspiration and Hope

In many ways, Bill Westerman is like many other people who go through a mid-life career change – he started back to school in his 30s, has dedicated himself to his studies in his new field, and is set to graduate in December of this year. But he’s taken a rather roundabout path to the […]

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