I Got No Job, But I’ll Get One Again

Losing a job can be a positive experience

My daughters tease me about how I’d always sing the wrong words to popular songs. The best example was the Chumbawamba hit Tubthumping from the 90s. The song lyrics say, “I get knocked down but I get up again,” but for some reason I heard it as “I got no job but I’ll get one again.”  Sadly, a few months ago I was singing that song and the lyrics matched my situation for real –my personal version with the wrong lyrics about not having a job. Continue reading

6 Ways to Make the Most of Summer Even if You Are Out of Vacation Days

Remember the feeling when it was the last day of school and the thrill of running out of the entrance doors into the great, wild and wonderful unknown of summer break? College days were the same after the last finals and the car was loaded up to drive home there was a sense of freedom and accomplishment. As working adults, unless we are teachersl, we are lucky to get a week or two off or perhaps a long weekend. Even so the thrill is pretty much the same. Turn off the laptop, close the office door, kick off the pumps and off to get some well-needed R&R while singing the Alice Cooper song “Schools Out for Summer!” Continue reading

Two Reasons to be Genuinely Nice to EVERYONE at Work

You’re walking down the hall at work and you’ve had a pretty unpleasant morning. You got to work late, missed part of your 8am meeting, and then you spilled coffee on your shirt. But, as you walk down the hall with your stained shirt and your coffee in hand, another fellow employee is approaching. At this point, you are DONE with your day and it’s only 9:15am. What do you do?

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5 Really Cool Ways to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Today, when job seekers find a position they want to apply for, they do so through a tedious on-line application process, submitting their resumes and cover letters electronically.  Information received by the hiring manager or HR recruiter typically goes through a computer screening process where only the resumes determined to be from qualified applicants are viewed.  Unfortunately, qualified applicants are sometimes missed in this electronic screening process for a variety of reasons.  Here are five ways to assure your resume gets through to the hiring manager. Continue reading