What Are You Moving Toward?

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When you are in a bad job situation, any job seems better than your current job. This may not be the best attitude when it comes to your job search. Desperation will cause you to make even more desperate choices and settle for something that is “slightly less bad” than what you are leaving. This…

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How to Get on Your Future Employer’s Radar

Move out of your comfort zone.

When it comes to the Job Search Process, most people don’t want to get out of their comfort zone. But if you want a better than average opportunity, then you may need to stretch your thinking a bit. The best way to get the attention of your future employer is to be the only one…

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Look for the Right COMPANY to Find the Right Job

Jobs that don't get posted

When looking for a dream job, or a job that is a good fit, it is best to focus on finding the right company. All good companies need good people. When you keep this in mind, you realize that there are likely more opportunities out there than you find in the classified section of the…

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What About You is Unique?

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This week I interviewed a man who was a Russian Naval Officer during the cold war. Through a long process he and his family are now citizens of the United States. I found myself drawn to him because of his interesting story, his accent, his politeness, his skills but most of all his unique perspective…

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Are You Willing to Do Hard Work?

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“I’m Leaking!” said the young baseball player at his first serious practice. He was referring to how much he was sweating. Apparently, he was not familiar with how much you can sweat when you are working hard and it’s hot! Working hard is skill that is increasingly in short supply. Unemployment is still high, yet…

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Five Step Job Search Strategy

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Anytime we have a big hurdle to overcome, like finding a new or better job, it helps to have a strategy. Especially if what we are currently doing is not working, or if we are uncertain. Here is a proven strategy that I encourage you to follow. These steps have worked for thousands of job…

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Soft Skills are the Key to Getting a Job

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More and more I read about how difficult it is for employers to find people with basic job skills. The skills I am referring to are called “soft skills.” Soft Skills are qualities like: Work Ethic Attitude Leadership Good Communication Showing Up On Time Dressing Appropriately Working with Others Cooperation Patience Responsibility These skills are…

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Greatness Looks Fearless

“The thing is to understand myself, to

Was David afraid when he ran out to meet Goliath? I don’t know. The Biblical text doesn’t tell us. What it DOES show is a confident young man who gathered the information he needed and confidently “took care of business”. David was secure in his faith and his purpose. He was resolved that what he…

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Greatness Ignores the Negative

Greatness Ignores the Negative

How many of you are facing a huge challenge? Is it related to your work, or the business you are trying to start? Do you desire a new direction in your life? When we are in these situations, we often get negative criticism from people who think we are doing the wrong thing, or going…

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Greatness Starts with Practice and Persistence

It is the Nature of Man to Rise to

  So David may have been born into a situation that destined him for greatness, but do you really think that was it? I mean, do you know anything about his brothers? They were born into the same family as he was? They had the same opportunities, yet they moved on into obscurity while David…

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