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Give People What They Want

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Lately I have been hearing more and more people say that there are no jobs. I hear this so much it is making me angry. There may not be the same number of jobs that there were two years ago; however, there are still jobs. There are actually tons of jobs...

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Rap Stars, House Managers, Crystal Meth, Prison, and Your Ego

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Several years ago, I was on an airplane that sat on the tarmac for at least an hour due to a screaming rap star. Seated not far from me (in coach) was a very famous rap star, and he was furious. He was upset because he had been seated in coach and there...

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The Most Valuable Work Is Work That Repeats Itself

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When I was 18 years old, I once responded to an advertisement in the paper that stated a company looking for janitors was offering $15.00 an hour (which now would probably be the equivalent of at least $25.00 an hour). Back then, 20+ years ago, that...

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Harness the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Get a Job and Improve Your Career

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I know of so many people who fail to get jobs and, ultimately, do not have good careers because they keep their minds cluttered with things that have nothing to do with their job search. I have wanted to write for some time about how to harness the subconscious...

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Instead of Seeking Praise, Seek Criticism

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Several years ago, I had a girlfriend who would fly off the handle at the slightest criticism.  It didn’t matter who was criticizing her. She would call people ugly, smelly, short–whatever attack she could muster in response to what she perceived...

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The Importance of Your Sense of Self

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Once, when I was around 17 years old, I was sitting in a car with a friend of mine, waiting for another group of kids. My friend was very wealthy and by this age had already inherited several million dollars–and he was very arrogant about this....

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends and Family

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Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. –Tacitus (c. 55-120 A.D.) “Oh, I already have a friend there. I’ll just contact her.” In the legal recruiting realm, this...

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Run Your Career Based on Facts and Statistics – Not Opinions

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One of the worst things you can possibly do is run your career based on the opinions of others. Other people are always going to have differing ideas about where you should work, how much you should work, what salary you should make–and various...

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Byways to Blessedness

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I would like to share with you James Allen’s book, Byways to Blessedness where he talks of the need to make use of little resting places to successfully go through life’s arduous journey. I hope you enjoy reading it. –Harrison Byways to Blessedness By...

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The Importance of Asking the Right Questions, Self-Improvement, and Perception

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There is a famous story that comes from Buddhism, about a mother who loses her child. The Buddha was known not only as an enlightened individual but also as someone with the ability to bring the dead back to life. One day a woman approaches the Buddha,...

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The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

By on Dec 21,2021

Despite the obvious advantages, getting jobs through a friend or relative may ultimately harm you. When you do so, you risk lowering your colleagues’ opinions of you, who may see your connections as evidence that you lack the skills to get your position on your own merits. Nonetheless, there are situations in which it is acceptable to take advantage of such connections, but you must be on your guard; make sure that the job you get is a good fit, and one in which you would perform well regardless of your connections.

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