My Worst Picture. EVER.

Do you have a picture you would hate for the world to see? Well, I’m showing you mine. Not because I want to be shocking or anything like that, but because of a few  reasons: 1. Sometimes the perfectly posed pictures I have of myself that I make available don’t always tell a full story; 2. It’s my blog so

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What I am Thankful For

I started a post similar to this, but I heard it at my church’s Thanksgiving Eve service and thought this was much better than mine. Let’s all remember to be thankful for EVERYTHING today and always. Happy Thanksgiving! Prayer of an Unknown Confederate Soldier, aka The Creed for the Disabled I asked God for strength that I might achieve. I

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For Job Seekers 50 and Over

Are you 50-something and back on the job search? For years, there was a stigma about looking for work at 50. It was the cursed number that people cringed at when they calculated age from a resume or from a birthdate on an application. BUT TIMES ARE CHANGING! When you were first starting out in life, you thought that when

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Just for Fun

Sometimes you just have to let loose and stop being so serious. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Growing up, I didn’t dye my hair fun colors or do anything too crazy because I didn’t want an employer to find out about it one day and lose respect for me (true story). I’ve always played on the safe

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How to “Do” a Job Fair

Job fairs are great if you know what you are doing, but going without a plan can lead to missed opportunities. If you are attending a job fair, here are some tips on how to maximize your experience. Have your resume ready in both paper and electronic formats. You will meet with a lot of employers and your resume will

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Whoa… That was WeiRD!

Normally I don’t put a lot of stock into my dreams. They are usually not worth remembering and consist of me doing average ordinary things like watching tv, working, or just living life. I don’t analyze them or keep a journal because, well, that would be pretty boring. Plus, looking for symbolism in the ordinary isn’t that interesting. But there

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When You Just Don’t Know What to Say

Don’t you hate it when you draw a blank? Usually it doesn’t happen while you’re watching tv or hanging out with friends in a relaxed setting. It happens while you’re in a stressful situation like during a presentation or a sales pitch. You know, when you’re expected to be at the top of your game. So how do you handle

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The Next One

I’m at the LPL Focus 2014 conference in gorgeous San Diego. Aside from enjoying perfect weather, friendly people and Balboa Park, I get to hear some great speakers. This morning I heard Jim Collins, author of Good to Great (JimCollins.com). He shared a discussion he once had with Peter Drucker, author & management consultant. He asked Dr. Drucker which of

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FREE Job Seekers’ Coaching Call!

Are you a job seeker that is fed up with the search? Would you like to get professional help with your your resume and get some tips on interviewing but you can’t afford the one-on-one session costs? Well, look no further… I’ll be doing a FREE (yes FREE) 30-minute coaching call on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Eastern).

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Random Monday Wisdom

Sometimes you just need a good quote. Today is that kind of day. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover.” –Mark Twain Never Lose

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