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Why a Tie? 7 Brilliant Reasons

– 7 modern functions of a tie – Look cool, conquer worlds – Convey the right signals When I wrote for the fashion magazine Men’s Style Australia, lots of young dudes would ask, why a tie?  That is, what’s the point, purpose or principle of wearing neck ties?! Guys, it’s simple.  Your necktie is the single, … Continue reading

Tis’ the Season To Be Fired / Hired

– 6 Ways the Job Market Really Works – 50 words / 20 seconds – 4 hours x 5 days x 4 weeks = job offer It’s only Wednesday and I’ve already had 5 strangers call me for career advice because they were fired, retrenched, downsized, let go or made redundant.  Unemployed, by any word. … Continue reading

Got A Degree, Now Want a Job Too !?!

You snagged your sheepskin; dibbed your diploma, posed for pictures, justified the financial investment of your parents and now you want a job too? Ok. Life rewards actions, so take these actions and be among the top 4% of job seekers.   Discover what you want to do. No consultant, prospective employer, recruiting firm or … Continue reading

3 Ways To Idiot-proof Your Résumé

 3 Features / 2 Columns / 1 Function = Your Payoff   Idiot-proof your résumé because it will surely be read by idiots.  I should know; I’m one.    By ‘idiot’ I don’t mean intellectually deficient (ok, maybe sometimes). I mean people who lack the age, experience, maturity, motivation, desire, or curiosity to comprehend your … Continue reading

War, What is it Good For? — 8 Combat Lessons For Your Career

 8 Battle Tested Lessons To Boost Your Career War, what is it good for?  Absolutely nothing!—sang Edwin Starr, Motown legend (view here:  War)   Well, not exactly, Ed. Love them or hate them, the military knows how to solve big, tough problems, plus they’re experts in teamwork.   So whether you’re in the corporate trenches or … Continue reading

5 Fictions About Recruiters

   1. Recruiters are always looking for candidates.  False.  Recruiters are always looking for clients not candidates.  You’re more likely to get hit by a piece of Halley’s Comet than to get a job by sending your unsolicited résumé to a recruiter.  Avoid cosmic long shots, take earthly action.   2. “Head hunters” will help.  A recruiter’s … Continue reading

Einstein’s Advice to Job Seekers:

Albert Einstein’s advice to job seekers: “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” Ok, he wasn’t really addressing job-seekers. But he could’ve been. All you job seekers out there need to grasp this one essential fact: 80% of the time it’syou who eliminates you from the running. A job search is largely self-sorting. Truly, … Continue reading

The Most Dangerous Jobs in Australia

Had a hard day at the office? These folks have really hard days at the office.  And they deserve our thanks and gratitude for it since we benefit from their efforts. Website Lifeinsurancefinder.com.au has compiled a list of the most dangerous jobs in the country when it comes to taking out a life insurance policy. Here are … Continue reading

Ladies, Is Your LinkedIn Photo Costing You?

How Overexposure = Underpaid and 5 Ways to Boost Your Credibility Clothes make the person.  Naked people have little or no influence. – Mark Twain Ladies, would you rather be seen as serious or sexy? Be promoted or picked up? Are you headed for the boardroom or the backroom? Judging by your photos on Linkedin, some of … Continue reading

How Interviews Are Like Sex: 6 ways to impress your partner

6 ways to impress your partner (when interviewing) Dr. Duff Watkins first published in Management Magazine- Australia                                                                                                   Interviewing is like sex:  Everybody thinks they’re naturally gifted at it and everybody hates to be told differently.But in interviewing, as in sex, some people do perform better than others.  So how can you improve upon … Continue reading

Give Voice to your Ties

Are you an experienced public speaker?  You are if you wear a tie.  That’s right; every time you don neck wear you give voice to your personality and make a visual statement.  So, choose your ties as you choose your words─ thoughtfully.  Problem is, many men select ties thoughtlessly (or worse, let someone else choose … Continue reading

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