Friday, May 28, 2010

Declaration of Happiness!

Why have we strayed so far from Thomas Jefferson’s bestselling essay (aka The Declaration of Independence), proclaiming our “inalienable right” of the “pursuit of happiness,” and made it feel so alien?

With 4 out of 5 people “unhappy” in their current jobs—an epidemic I call “The Whine Flu”—how about a return to a Declaration of Happiness?

Find out how:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Students Looking for Summer Jobs

Fox TV - Denver interviewed me about students looking for summer jobs (linked on under "Press Room"). I offered the following tips:

  1. Dress professionally and always apply in person.
  2. Bring a resume and a brag book (letters of recommendation, awards, etc.)
  3. Be enthusiastic!
  4. Be flexible on hours, including holidays.
  5. Consider an internship with a company you would like to work for after graduating-even if it is unpaid.

The job market has been in an upcycle for the past four months. There are plenty of jobs available. Don't limit yourself to "Help Wanted" signs. Apply in person with enthusiasm and think big!