Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Networking Do’s and Don’ts

In today’s job market, 80-90% of jobs are not listed in traditional places like job boards or advertisements. These jobs represent the hidden job market, and the best way for you to tap into this market is through networking. So if you want to succeed in landing your perfect job, follow these tips for effective networking. read more
Hiring Superior Performers

Hiring Superior Performers

One of the biggest decisions a business owner makes is hiring that first new employee. On the one hand, they wonder if they can afford to pay someone full time. On the other hand, they worry about whether that person will do the work the way they want it done. If I had a third hand, it would point to the third issue — the business owner needs to hire someone who will represent the company in the manner that will reflect positively on the owner. And the list of concerns goes on… read more
Overcoming the Myth of Work-Life Balance

Overcoming the Myth of Work-Life Balance

If you search Amazon.com you’ll find hundreds of books on work-life balance. Obviously this topic is of interest to the world. I suspect it was started by women who taught men the importance of the concept. But do we really want work-life balance? My educational background is finance/accounting. When I think of balance, I think of the balance sheet where assets=liabilities+equity or debits=credits. In accounting, everything in balance is a good thing. But in life, I’m not sure what we need is balance. read more
My Company Was Shut Down

My Company Was Shut Down

FELLOW WORKERS SUDDENLY FEEL THE PANIC OF UNEMPLOYMENT – When I arrived at work on a Monday, there was an email stating “everyone was to attend a mandatory meeting in the conference room at 10am.” No big deal since we had meetings quite often. But this email had a sinister tone to it. Plus, the CEO had been absent for the past 2 days in meetings at corporate HQ. read more

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