Thursday, August 23, 2012

Security in jobs or a company

It seems that many opportunity (job) finders are looking for security in companies. My realization has been that the only security out there is yourself. You are your own security and need to remember that. If you choose to sell your services and knowledge to another they will recompense you for it at your agreed upon price. They no longer can look at lifetime security or employment because the competition is getting tougher every day. When working for another be sure and put in more than 100% because it is for you first. You can move on and know you did your very best and can be proud of that.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


A few weeks ago there was an excellent article mentioning the key to success was "gratitude". Think about it, Mom always told us to say thank you or please. It was called manners. When you see, interview or read about successful you will find they are grateful and show gratitude to others. They aren't always needing to be the main focus, or originator or author. They are please to give credit where credit is due. As you traverse through your daily travels you might find many opportunities to do the same.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The art of connecting

Much is said and written about networking. I'm a big believer in networking for life in general. Lately though I am calling it connecting because I see so many people running around a group handing out their cards and calling it "networking" . Connecting is always learning something about the other person and listening well enough to find out if there is something I can offer besides just my services or product.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Phone interviews

Many more folks today are doing preliminary phone interviews. With that in mind you'll definitely want to be sure you have done your homework about the company. Pay attention and listen carefully so you'll be able to  craft useful questions for yourself. When the call comes in be sure you are shaved, groomed and dressed completely, including shoes. Then when on the phone stand and talk. Some people like to have a mirror to watch themselves in so they remember to smile. However you proceed be sure you have that sound of confidence to go along with your knowledge and desire. Allow your passion to become included.
How do you include "passion"? Check out Toastmasters.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Elevator pitch

So much is said about the elevator pitch and that you must have one. In a sense it is nothing more than a greeting, as you do everyday with friends, family and work associates. Keep this in mind as you work to find your pitch.  It is impossible to spew out everything about you in 15-30 seconds. Sometimes by mearly listening you'll be able to craft a quick, succinct greeting to catch the other person's attention from whence you can arrange your next meeting. It doesn't always happen but do be cognizant.
Remember that the purpose of your pitch is to gain another chance to sit and get together to talk more where you'll want to learn more about the other person.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Another month completed

Can you believe half the year has passed by a month? Me neither. I can already see many items, on my to-do list, that haven't been done. Unfortunately some will now have to wait until next year. Some are late but still need to be done. Should I whine and cry over the spilt milk of uncompleted items or move forward?

You tell me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

What does that day mean for you? Can you recollect any special incident or celebration? For most of you it is just another day. For others it may be a birthday, anniversary, a family birthday and so on.

That date represents another day in your life, a day when you may just accomplish something worthwhile if you are out doing something about it. No need to wait for the following day, keep your search up and running full force. Remember you will be getting more "no's" that yes's.