Yearly Archives: 2008


Job Fair Tips

Yesterday’s unemployment numbers were downright scary — 533,000 jobs lost in October. For the jobs that are available, it’s an employer’s market, and to streamline the process and find the best candidates possible, many are using job fairs to fill their positions. I’ve been to many of these career expos…


Dialing while Drunk

I got 3 very strange voicemails the other day that came in the middle of the night. They were 3 minute recordings of background noise which appeared to be from a bachelor party for one of 3 guys I heard chattering away not realizing they had an audience. The first…


Your ego is showing

I spend a lot of time in professional chatrooms for various occupations to get my feel for the challenges and requirements of different jobs. The threads back and forth are interesting and informative. One thing I’ve noticed among the replies, is how people sign their names, with the inclusion of…


Great Lines from Employee Evaluations

And now a funny for the weekend, which was faxed my way earlier this week: GREAT LINES FROM EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS –This associate is really not so much of a has-been, but more like a won’t be. –Works well when under constant supervision and when cornered like a rat. –When she…


Drop the Snitty Attitude

One of my favorite career/business books is by Dale Carnegie, “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” I like this book because I remembered one particular sentence that said, “people don’t care how well you do your job, or how much you know. They care about how you make them…