Posted on Leave a comment

Are There More Than Two Sides to the Story?

Some people think that it’s the fault of the recruiters and some think it’s the fault of the employer. No one can pin more of the blame on either side. If one thinks about it, both sides have something to do with why someone does or doesn’t get hired. Could there be more?

There is one more party we can blame in this situation, and that’s ourselves. It’s not always us, but it isn’t always them either. Does anyone ever gun for themselves or is it easier to pass the blame?

All three parties face a challenge in this situation:

  • The employer has to find the right candidate for the job.
  • The recruiter is hired to find the right candidate for a job based on the information given by someone else.
  • The candidate has to be right for the position based on what someone else thinks or says makes them the perfect fit.

It’s said that there are two sides to every story. Is it only two?


Posted on Leave a comment

The Determined and the Lazy

Becoming a different person and not putting in the work is like surface cleaning a pest infested house. If you only try to wipe the counters and mop the floors, you’ll never get rid of the pest infestation. That infestation will always be there and resurface if you don’t take the extra steps to eradicate the problem and keep clean.


Posted on Leave a comment

The Truth About My Resume

Way #1: Give them what they ask for:

  • Experience
  • Education
  • Skills

No matter how many ways I format it, word it, or tailor it to a job position, it gets the same results.

  • Rejection
  • No answer at all
  • Endless interviews asking “why”

Way #2: Give them a little

  • Cut off a few years of experience
  • Completely eliminate education
  • Completely eliminate skills

Get the job starting at the bottom and never make it passed the lowest level position.