Most common type of accident

May 30th, 2018

Rear-end collisions are the most common accidents. In an even narrower way, the more common type is when merging into traffic and anticipating what the driver in front of you will do instead of what they did and waiting your turn to then do your thing. You can see the frustration on another driver’s face when the …

Not an Expert

April 3rd, 2018

Grocery stores and retail – that was my life from 15 years old when I had my first “non-ditch-digging/lawn mowing/snow shoveling job” until 1998. Working in the stores ‘facing’ the shelves (if you ever worked in the grocery stores, you know what that means and likely still do it when you shop today), getting shopping …

How long is this gonna take?

May 1st, 2017

And other actual questions you should never ask in an interview A very good friend of mine recently let me know that he was interviewing someone for a job he had and the person started by asking him: How long is this gonna take? My friend is incredibly gracious and kind – he interviewed her …

Is your whole resume a lie?

March 5th, 2017

During a conversation with someone the other day about interviewing and resume writing, it came up that “everyone inflates the truth” in both. I thought it odd to suggest that everyone does it though I would certainly be naïve to think it doesn’t happen at all either. I cannot (and won’t any longer) say that your entire …

Declined for a job a year ago and wondering if you can revisit?

February 15th, 2017

Recruiters get a lot of questions related to their candidate’s overall job search. One came my way the other day that hadn’t been presented to me in a while. Specifically, “If I applied for, interviewed for and was declined for a role over a year ago, would it make sense to revisit that employer to …

Is that kale in your teeth?

January 30th, 2017

It’s interesting to think about the stages of life we go through as it relates to something like this and the various reactions we have as a result of our age. When you were a kid – you didn’t really care. Brownies, pepperoni, all the food you could, you would do the “see food” thing …

Happiness for some – a source of jealousy for others

January 21st, 2017

Since I am not a psychiatrist I don’t know what these personality traits are called, why they exist, how they can be altered or if people easily recognize them when they have them. Maybe it’s straight up jealousy and part of being human. If I fall into the tougher of the 2 categories myself, it …

Would you hire a web developer-ish engineer?

January 14th, 2017

We all started somewhere. Me? First ‘paid’ gig was at a shoe store in a shopping mall stocking the back room – fortunately not touching feet, just boxes. Simply confirming that the size on the outside of the box matched the pair on the inside of the box. After that, I went to a grocery …