It’s easy to sound insensitive when offering ideas to job seekers. But frankly, things are desperate out there and people need real help. Regardless of your politics, this administration has shown remarkably poor leadership when it comes to reviving the economy or inspiring business leaders, and now as Obamacare rolls out, it’s damage to our wallets and future employment is looking
Sometimes it seems like in the last three decades I’ve read a million different resumes, and interviewed about as many people looking for jobs. After all that experience, one big thing bugs me, and I think it’s holding a lot of people back from getting better jobs: The lack of a specific skill. Here’s the situation:
Recently, I received a resume from an experienced media producer looking for a job. The resume was designed well, and he had a long job history. At the top of the resume was his “Objective,” which read:
It would be an understatement to say that the economy has been in terrible shape the last number of years. Statistically, it would be worse, except for the millions who have simply given up and walked away from full time employment. I have close friends who are brilliant, but haven’t worked in more than two years. I happen to live and work in Hollywood – an economy built on “freelance” talent. But even there, those who haven’t had a job in years are perceived as unemployable. What’s the answer?
I wrote this opinion piece for Fox News, and I’d love your response. It’s completely counter-intuitive to what most people think, so check out this article and let me know what you think…
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.
Today’s job market may be the most challenging in recent history, but the truth is, a volatile economy can actually be the best time to change careers. When researching my new book, “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do,” I discovered that finding your purpose – what you were born to do with your life – is the single most important key to finding the career you’ve always dreamed about. In today’s distracted and cluttered culture, it’s far too easy to become average at many things. But to cut through and get noticed today, start
For those of you who missed it, here’s my interview last week on The 700 Club, about my new book: “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do:”
I had the opportunity to discuss my new book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” on a new MSNBC show called “The Cycle.” Great questions, and a terrific set of hosts. Here’s a video clip of the interview. The question is – just like these hosts did, how could you apply this conversation to your life and career?
If you’ve read this blog for long, you’ll know I originally posted this at the beginning of the year. But I think it’s worth a revisit – especially since the job market seems to have gotten worse. Plus, even in good times, it’s a smart move to keep your options open. For anyone looking for a new job in this challenging economy, let me toss out a few ideas you might not have thought much about: