Category Archives for Getting Hired

In A Job Hunt, Make Sure Your Ducks Are In A Row

In Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive, I wrote that the biggest single mistake a manager can make is a bad hire.  And yet this mistake is made all the time.  If a human resources or personnel officer can claim a success ratio of 75 percent, he or she borders on genius because […]

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The Mackay Daily Planner For The Unemployed

So many people looking for jobs think something mystical will occur. The gods will either smile down upon them or not, and there really isn’t much we can do but wait for the phone to ring. They act like Melvin, who went to church every day for years and would kneel down and pray, “Please, […]

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Yours to Lose | Best Business Book

Widgitronics Global Resources is about to staff its marketing director position. You are the leading contender for the job. In fact, you are the proverbial shoo-in. You have eight years’ experience with Widgitronics in consumer affairs. To broaden your exposure to the overall working of the firm, you have just spent eight successful additional years […]

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