We’re Hiring! Word of Advice for Job Seekers

Yes, companies are hiring. America has over 5 million job openings. Unemployment rate drops to the lowest in 10 years. The good news right now is that job seekers have options. Whether you’re looking to further your career or you’re simply exploring other opportunities, choose a company wisely. There are companies out there that always seem to be hiring.

If you end up employed with one of these companies, it could make your work life miserable. It can be hard to identify an “always hiring” company. A little investigation in the beginning will help you in the long run.

Right now, you as a job seeker are in the driver’s seat. Be true to yourself. Be confident in your skill set. Value what your experience brings to an organization. So here are some words of advice for job seekers.

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We Have Always Done It This Way

These 7 words kill GROWTH. You’ve probably heard someone say this at some point in your career. Hearing these words makes me cringe like the sound of a fork scraping on plate. Unfortunately, many companies embrace this philosophy. Companies may not come right out and say these words, but they say it in different ways. I call this the “Fishbowl Syndrome.”

A goldfish will only grow to the size of its environment, right? No. That’s a MYTH. Here’s what really happens. (more…)

Focus on Building an “A” Team

Throughout my career, I have had the honor of leading and building some great sales teams. We were able to accomplish and to exceed our goals while—yes—having fun doing it. Sales organizations tend to focus on the utopian scenario to have all A players. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen. Upper management ask questions on how to make “B” players “A” players and place “C” players on performance improvement plans to get the desired results.

Want some advice? Focus on building an A team.

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