Walking the Minefield: Handling Those Sensitive Spots in Your Background

Interview Advice

We all have something somewhere in our background that we would rather not talk about, but when it’s something that shows on your resume, you’re going to have to, and how you handle it will make a big difference in whether it is perceived as a negative or not. Tell too little and you invite […]

Personal Section or Not? Ways to Show the Real You on Your Resume

Personal Section on a Resume?

A while back, there was a blog post on a the TechRepublic site about three mistakes people make on their resumes. The writer listed having a personal section of interests and hobbies on your resume as one of those mistakes. (If you’d like to read the whole thread, you can go here.) I’m in complete […]

Getting Fired – How to Make the Most of It

Getting Fired

There seems to be a lot of getting fired going around. I have several friends who’ve had it happen to them in the last month or so, and for each person, it was devastating. I understand this. I’ve been fired too. The truth is, though, that once the shock wears off, being fired might be […]

“Because Life’s Too Short to Wait…”


I use “because life’s too short to wait…” as my tagline as much for myself as for anybody else. Tick tock, tick tock. Life is short. And the older we get, the more true it is. None of us know for sure how long we’ll be on this earth, but one thing that I do […]

Giant Leaps or Baby Steps, It’s All Good

Giant Leaps or Baby Steps, It’s All Good

Creating a life you want, and finding a job that fits well into that, is a process that takes, well, it takes a long as it takes. As long as you’re going in the right direction, you’ll get there, though there are some things that will give you a boost. Over the years, as I’ve […]