Top 7 Questions to ask on a Job Shadow Interview

Top 7 Questions to ask on a Job Shadow Interview

So you finally got that busy professional to let you come in on a work day and shadow her. Now what? Job shadowing is a great way to observe someone at work and test drive a career BEFORE you invest your time and money. Here’s the catch. If you ask lousy questions, you will get lousy answers. I completed a survey of career experts for seven questions to help you rock your job shadow interview.  Enjoy!   1.  What is one thing that surprised you about your career/current position? Ask this question, and watch your host spill...

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Drop The Resolutions. Try U-mail.

Drop The Resolutions. Try U-mail.

We all have that one friend. They get their gym membership Dec. 31st along with all the other resolutions they plan to break. By the time March rolls around, they find themselves discouraged, umotivated, and four pounds heavier. Whether you want to pursue business goals or lose weight by next year there is a better way. U-mail. My college buddy Ian was in a powerful national business fraternity that used a version of this technique for year long motivation. It goes like this. Print a picture of yourself on a sheet of paper. On the...

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Why I joined the witness protection progam…not what you think

Why I joined the witness protection progam…not what you think

Return with me for a moment to 2004. Sitting in a warm, carpeted dorm room I reached for the cd with the mascot on the cover.With a child-like smile on my face I ripped open the plastic, popped the disc into my Walmart-brand speaker system, and vibed. The sounds from “College Dropout”, Kanye West’s critically acclaimed debut album, began to fill the room. I was hooked. The LP’s rich soulful soundscape and raw sense of humor were original and captivating. Unfortunately, I was so caught up in head nodding and making that ugly scrunched...

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P.V.S., Don’t Leave Home Without It (Why personal vision statements matter)

P.V.S., Don’t Leave Home Without It (Why personal vision statements matter)

I often preach about why you absolutely must do a personal mission statement before you reach out to mentors. I talk about this in my "attract mentors pt. 1" clip featured on this blog. I thought I would recap here three reasons why this is an awesome idea:

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Thank You Card Tuesdays :)

Thank You Card Tuesdays

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Interview with Mentor/Founder of TheBusinessCalledYou.com Pt.1

Interview with Mentor/Founder of TheBusinessCalledYou.com Pt.1

Click below to listen to the interview with me and John Edwards, the founder of Thebusinesscalledyou.com. John  actually is like a mentor to me so this is an interesting Listen! [audio [ti_audio media="43"]

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