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Waste is Good

I was just reading an article this week on Wired called Waste is good that triggered me to think about how it relates to entrepreneurship and job search. In a nut shell, the article says that “our brains seem wired to resist waste” – wasted energy, wasted time, wasted attempts, wasted technology, etc… , but…

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Job Search is Your Job

“The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you’re on the job”. — Slappy White Job search is the job you have when you are between jobs. Like any other jobs, It needs to be a full time effort (30-40 hours a week consistently) if you want to achieve…

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Job Search CheckList

Here is a starting check list of what may be involved in a Job search “job.” If you can suggest more, let me know. This is the condensed version. For the detailed version, click here. Set career goals and job search strategy Understand what you would like and love to do and also what things…

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Job Search Checklist – Detailed Descriptions

Here is a starting check list of what may be involved in a Job search “job.” If you can suggest more, let me know. This is the detailed version. For the condensed version, click here. Set career goals and job search strategy Understand what you would like and love to do and also what things…

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Resilience – Fall Seven Times, Stand up Eight

A good friend of mine (thanks Jamie) forwarded this video to me, and I thought it would be fitting to share it here. More than half of the battle in a job search is actually the emotional aspect — thinking positive, staying in action, and “standing up” when you feel “knocked down” by the lack of results. This type of resilience is what will separate those who give up from those who persevere.

This video is a commercial shot by Dwyane Wade. He may be short, he may get knocked down, but he always stands up to try again. As a result, he becomes one of the greatest basketball players ever.

Those who succeed in life are not usually the ones that never failed. In fact, it’s the opposite — successful people usually have some of the most spectacular stories of failures or dark hours. It’s how they responded to those challenges that make them great. Dwyane Wade went on to win the NBA championship and become MVP of the year.

So, next time you feel “knocked down” by life or your job search, I hope this video will inspire you to stand up and try again. Remember to also reach out to others for help.  Good luck out there!

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I am always in your corner.

– Lei

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4 Radical Ways to Find a Job

With unemployment hitting a 26 year high at 9.5% nationwide, many job seekers are resorting to more unconventional ways to find a job. I wanted to share  with you these 4 radical ways some people used to find a job.  Perhaps they can also help you think outside the box about your job search efforts….

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