Three Ways to Make Your Resume’ Stand Out

Stand Out Resume

Over the last couple of months I have come to realize how important it is to be very specific on your resume’. I have read hundreds of resume’s as I attempt to fill some open positions in my department across the country. Clearly there are some that stand out to me and others that I…

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What I Learned about Birthdays and Leaking Car Engines

Birthdays and Leaky Cars

My old car was dripping oil onto a very nice driveway. The driveway was owned by my future boss. We had just met. I was a college student doing some “handyman” work on his house, and I had parked my car in his driveway. He asked me to move it, and then he promptly cleaned…

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Are Your Best Skills Visible at Work?

skills, promotion, personality

The day after our first child was born I was offered my first full-time job. I took a position as the shipping clerk for a NAPA Auto Parts warehouse in Southern, MN. It was a relief to get this job and be able to provide more security for my young family. I wasn’t necessarily hired…

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Hire for Attitude and Train for Skills

Attitude

I will be making job offers to two applicants very soon. I have open positions that I need to fill in California and Florida, so I have been talking to many applicants over the phone as well as in person. The good news is, I have found some promising candidates in both states that I…

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Discover Your Genius

Discover Your Genius

For college age students, or anyone for that matter, it is critical for you to discover your genius early.What do I mean when I talk about “your genius”? What I am referring to is that special skill, talent or trait that comes naturally. It may be something about your temperament, or personality that makes you…

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Do You Want to Be in Demand?

Be In Demand

Do you want to be in demand? Do you want to be a problem solver? Are you interested in working with your hands? Do you want a higher than average salary after graduation? All of these questions can be answered by pursuing a career in the industrial trades. The demand is high and promises to…

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Successful People Want You to Succeed

Your own resolution to succeed

The older I get, the more I realize that successful people are very generous. I am not just talking about giving away money, I am referring to how successful people are often willing to offer advice, encouragement, coaching and help. They are usually grateful for all they have been given and freely share with others.…

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Behavior and Opportunity

Behavior and Opportunity

I ran into a friend the other day. This person owns a local restaurant that has grown in popularity and in sales over the last 10+ years. They run their business very well. They stay close to the action by working alongside their employees, and even working some of the worst hours. They pay competitively…

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Fund Your Mission

Rustic Furniture Sale

It usually happens like this. You open your mailbox and find a letter from a mature teenage boy or girl from your church, neighborhood or circle of friends. They are going on a mission to some oversees destination and are asking you to consider making a donation. After all, they are going to be serving…

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Learn How to Hustle

Hustle

I just had a long conversation with an inspiring person that I will call “Bill” in this post. He has a great story and is doing some amazing things in his career. The word I would use to describe Bill’s career would be “hustle”. I have always been impressed by people who do the kind…

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