Companies hire you because they think you have skills to do a job. Clients want to work with you because they think you have something to add to their business.
You face competition from millions of other people around the world.… Read the rest
Anyone that has ever claimed to be able to “forecast” certain events into the future has been wrong most of the time. Just ask Naseem Taleb.
The future is by no means inevitable and there are forces at play which billionaires can’t even control.… Read the rest
One of my good friends in middle school — I’ll call him J— came from a poor family and lived in a trailer park with his mother. His parents had divorced at an early age (I later found out his father was abusive).… Read the rest
You get an offer from Amazon (congrats!) but decide not to take it, for whatever reason. It was probably a tough choice.
A few months or years down the line you want to re-apply.
Do you still have a shot at getting in?… Read the rest
How hiding your current salary during an interview hurts you down the line
People tend to get cagey with money. They don’t want to talk about it.
They think somebody is going to reach into their wallets and f*ck them over.… Read the rest
Tell me if this story sounds familiar:
You go to a business conference or networking event, find the first speaker, sit down and jump on your phone or computer immediately to check emails. You avoid talking to people and wait for the ‘right moment’ to approach. … Read the rest
Next time you receive a job description, set that shit on fire.
Figuratively speaking, of course.
Most job descriptions are digital and I wouldn’t encourage printing paper and wasting it just to to fuel your anger against the “system.”
You may ask, “Why such disdain?… Read the rest
A friend of mine was living in England and interested to relocate back to Japan with her family where she was originally from. At that stage of her career she was already quite experienced and looking for a step up.
The problem was that she didn’t have much recent work experience in Japan.… Read the rest
In Part 1 we spoke about how companies hire, how to find jobs that people don’t know about, and tools that you can use to find these jobs.
Now that you have this information, we can take action. Rock n’ roll baby.… Read the rest
You might have heard the phrase “hidden job market” floating around. At a first glance this sounds like some sort of black market for jobs or corporate conspiracy to keep people out of employment. I assure you it is neither of those things.… Read the rest