"Don't Try to Get A Job" - Marketing Pioneer Offers Alternative

By J.T. O'Donnell What if, after all the hours you've spent fixing your resume, hunting for jobs, applying on-line, writing endless cover letters, going to networking events, etc., someone told you looking for a job was a mistake. Can you handle the truth? Would you get angry? Or, would you see what he has to say? Best-selling author and seriously well-known marketing expert, Seth Godin is betting you will consider his idea. Over at G.L. Hoffman's blog, www.WWDS.com, you can read why Seth is telling people to 'stop whining' and 'start enterprising.' I'm a HUGE fan of this concept. In fact, I discuss in my book how to use 'hobby careers' as a way to build expertise and insulate yourself against unexpected job loss. Not only does it provide you with a more satisfying professional life (rarely, does a person find a single job that suits all their needs), it also ensures you are growing your skills and developing your resume. Are you thinking, "I'm not the entrepreneurial type." Then, keep this in mind: Not every business owner strives to be a work-o-holic millionaire. Some just get a thrill out of doing what they love and making a small income out of it. Still, is it right for everyone? Probably not long-term. Yet, I can't help but think that attempting to start and manage a small business provides a great lesson in self discovery. And everyone can benefit from that. So, take the morning off from the hunt, read Seth's post and then the take the ISAT test so you can start to determine how your personality should impact your decision to start a business. At the very least, your brain will thank you for giving it a rest from job searching!

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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