Should you go around recruiters and contact the hiring manager directly?
My favorite answer to everything — ‘it depends.’
The situation might come up that you are using a recruiter to get a job. Good. That’s what they are paid to do, and many are pretty good at it.
However, sometimes a recruiter won’t get you where you are trying to go.… Read the rest
Why I got fired for not changing a tablecloth
Yes, I forget to change a tablecloth. Fortunately this was one of my jobs as a high school student so I wasn’t struggling to put dinner on the table, but it still serves as an important and timeless lesson.
When I was 14 years old I worked at an upscale French restaurant as a waiter and busboy.… Read the rest
Do your Due Diligence
Many people I meet fall into the trap of getting really excited about a job offer, skipping the due diligence part, and jumping ship only to realize their boss is a mysognist and that “marketing position” is actually a sales job.… Read the rest
The most polite way to say that you are going to be late for work
I remember during my first year of work I got really hammered at a company party during the weekday. Everyone was clearly wasted, especially me. I think at some point I ordered 4 pints of beer and poured them all over one of my colleagues.… Read the rest