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If You Think You Cant Change Course... Youre Right


You've heard the expression that some people see the glass as half full while others perceive the same glass to be half empty? Yesterday I had the opportunity to see this difference in perception in action. My father and I drove to the airport to pick up my some family members visiting from Florida.

Wishing and Hoping


Years after Disneyland was built, after the completion of Walt Disney World, the story goes that someone went up to Mike Vance, Creative Director for Walt Disney Studios and said, "Isn't it too bad Walt Disney didn't live to see this?" Without pausing, he replied, "But he did see it, that's why it's here."If any outside figure influenced my life early on, it was Walt Disney.

Booster & Drainers


Like huge anchors on cruise ships, other people can hold you down. Not intentionally, but their negativity impacts you.

Using Your Whine Factor


Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional responsibilities, never thought of promoting him or selecting him for a critical project.

What is Experience Anyway?


I learned in first grade that one plus one equals two. But, that's not the right equation when counting work experience.

Shades of Grey


A paperweight sits on my desk, etched in silver the message: Life isn't always black and white. It serves as a reminder there are few absolutes at work (or in life).

How To Conduct A Successful Job Search Campaign


1.Define your objective: Know what kind of work you most enjoy and perform the best.

Assess Your Transferable Skills


One of the most important parts of a job search is assessing your Transferable skills. These are skills which you can use in other jobs such as: Communication, Information Management, Human Services, Managerial, Manual/Physical Labour, Personal Attributes, Organization.

Dress For Success


You have heard the phrase, "Dress for Success." This is very important in your job search.

The 5 Ps Of A Job Search


Step One - Plan:Most people spend more time planning a one to two week vacation than they do planning their lifetime career. When planning for a vacation, you look at where you want to go, what your reason is for wanting to go to that particular place, how long it will take to get there, whether or not you want to take any side trips, what type of budget you will need, and what type of clothes you will need to take.

No Degree, No Problem


According to a recent survey, 52% of job candidates polled lied on their resume about having a college degree. Here are 3 brief horror stories: A new Director of Logistics and his family were actually loading the moving van provided by his new employer for relocation from California to North Carolina.

What is Mystery Shopping, and Can You Really Get Paid to Shop?


Mystery shoppers visit businesses "disguised as normal customers," and do the things other customers do-ask questions, make a purchase, make a return-but with a twist. These undercover customers are there to evaluate the businesses and their employees.

What Do Employees Wish for Most (And How To Get It)


What do many employees wish for at work? A bonus or raise. At least that's so according to results from a recent survey developed by OfficeTeam, a global staffing service that specializes in placing administrative professionals.

Simple Tips to Move Forward on the Job, Part II


After establishing a trusting relationship with the safety officer, it would be helpful to document what was talked about with the safety officer. What kinds of information was shared? Was that person helpful? Was another meeting or on-going meetings scheduled? Did the frequent meetings taper off so that there was still communication, but on an informal basis?Did the soon to be job-changer find other community resources about the profession of a safety officer? Did he/she find out about local, state and federal safety, plant issues and how to find information quickly? Did she/he subscribe to newsletters, journals, and organizations? The job-changer needs to be an informed individual in order to enter the new world of a business, safety officer and to be able to digest the new information, easily.

Taking Job Loss Seriously


Anyone reading this article and hassuffered a job loss recently IStaking the job loss seriously. Thestages often are: 1.

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