The 2010 Resume

Yesterday I was having a discussion with my cousin Adam about resumes. Adam is finishing up college and starting to look for employment amongst thousands of other eager students. It was interesting because he was explaining all the ways a resume is required to be written and prepared, according to his college. (Much hasn’t changed since…

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The manual doesnt exist but….

The other day I mentioned that the manual doesn’t exist. There’s no specific manual or step-by-step action plan to achieving success, but there are tools to guide you. However, these tools only work when you’ve got the endpoint in mind. This reminds me a lot of GPS Navigation. If you get in your car and…

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Finding Employment in an Unfamiliar Land

I live just outside of Windsor, Ontario. I’ve lived in this area for about fourteen years now. During that time, things have constantly gotten worse in regards to Windsor’s economic state of affairs. The factory system that so many people relied upon is broken, and it doesn’t seem to be coming back. I’ve watched areas…

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The Song Remains The Same

Today I saw a cool update on Facebook from my buddy Jamie.  His 12-year-old daughter, Joy, had just landed her first job. Wait, maybe that’s the wrong wording. Joy didn’t just land a job, she landed her first paying client. Instead of waiting for an opportunity to knock, Joy created her own. Joy took the initiative and…

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The Art of Giving Gifts

Today I attended the Art of Marketing conference in Toronto with my father-in-law. I truly enjoyed the conference and it exceeded all of my expectations. But there was something about the conference that made the day just a little extra special for me. During the conference I was given a totally unexpected gift… A gift…

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