As a general rule I’m going to suggest you avoid extremes. There’s nothing wrong with striving for success, but if your only goal is to chase the money, you run the risk of being rich and unhappy. At the same time, if your annual income is below the poverty level, then you might consider other career opportunities that are a better fit for your skills and that would enable you to live a reasonable lifestyle. Avoiding either extreme and finding that happy balance is a huge challenge. Read more
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If I was asked to describe the most important principle in the hiring process here it is: Just because someone has done something for a long time (five years, 10 years or even 20), it doesn’t mean they did it well. When I ask hiring managers to describe the primary reason they chose Candidate A over Candidate B, the rationale I hear most often is "Candidate A has more experience." The assumption is that more experience equals more skill. I can tell you from personal experience this is simply not true. Read more
“Lead, follow or get out of the way.” That quote is attributed to Thomas Paine and it’s been used by dozens of famous people. I don’t think anyone has ever accused me of being resistant to change. For example, I’ve owned more than a dozen cars in my lifetime, and I've never purchased the same brand twice in a row. My wife and I are constantly looking for new and different parks and hiking trails. I believe in loyalty to people, but I embrace change in just about every other aspect of my life. Read more
“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” That’s a quote from Harry Truman. Today’s economy is difficult to understand and even more difficult to navigate. The current unemployment rate is below 4%, and many employers are complaining it’s difficult to fill vacant jobs. This sounds like such good news, and yet I’m hesitant to get too optimistic. Read more
Every year, Parade Magazine conducts an annual report of what people earn. If you’re ever at a social gathering and the conversation gets boring, just bring up the issue of fair pay and be prepared for the fireworks that follow. If you don’t know where to start just raise the issue of teachers going out on strike for a pay increase, and you may not get invited back for the next party. Read more
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