5 Common Job Interview Mistakes

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5 Job Interview Mistakes When an interviewer asks you if you have any questions, the answer should ALWAYS be “YES”. If you don’t ask any questions they will think you aren’t interested in the job or didn’t prepare for the interview. Some great sample questions to ask are “Can you tell me what the work …

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How Much I Earned From Four Months of Blogging

Tell anyone you’ve started a blog and you’ll inevitably get the question about how much money you’re making blogging.    It’s pretty straightforward to answer how much money I made THIS MONTH.  But it’s not at all easy to answer how much money you CAN make from blogging or how much you’re likely to earn …

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Long Term Unemployment

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I sympathize with those that have ever been long-term unemployed.   I experienced this myself several years ago.   Back in the financial crisis of 2008, I found myself long-term unemployed for about two years before taking action that sent me to the other side of the planet. It happened a few months after accepting a consulting …

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Recently Fired? Why not Escape to Vietnam?

Vietnam is a great place to visit in Southeast Asia.   If you’ve recently lost your job and are watching your budget, you’ll find Vietnam a very affordable place to stay for a good while.  Delicious and healthy pho is plentiful from a variety of street vendors at prices that are delightful.  If you’ve never tried it, …

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Taking a Vacation After Getting Fired

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Modern life often has us on a treadmill that can make enjoying life a challenge.  Our time typically falls into two categories throughout our career.  Gross oversimplification, but I’m talking about time employed and time unemployed.   But there is a third category that arises once every few years for many people. TIME WHILE EMPLOYED “Time employed” is the …

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Breaking Job Interview Rules and Still Getting Hired.

Well, one of the ideas of this blog has been validated.    Getting canned can often result in putting you in a better situation in the long run.   It took less than three weeks from my termination date, but I’ve now got a contract with a new employer that on first appearances seems to be …

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3 Reasons Your Office Job is Killing You.

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Have you ever taken a look at some of the folks that have hung around an office a bit too long and made it all the way to traditional retirement age?   It’s not always a pretty sight.  Maybe getting fired from your job is a blessing in disguise.   Work takes its toll.  Decades of sitting …

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