Post Archives from the ‘Blog: Career Advice & Tips’ Category



AMERICA IS THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY, EXCEPT FOR THE UNPREPARED

Posted on: March 4th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future I had one of those AH-HA moments the other day that led to a question.  The question is:  “Why don’t we do something about it? Let me give you the list of precipitating facts and see if you can figure out a better answer.

WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future The phrase “Purple Squirrel” is a book by that name written by Michael Junge.  The term refers to the “absolutely perfect” candidate for an open position, one who meets all of the exact qualifications desired by the hiring organization.  Why is it called a Purple Squirrel?  Because the absolute perfect candidate Continue reading the story "WHAT THE HECK IS A PURPLE SQUIRREL?"

CONSIDERING A BUSINESS EXPANSION OR MERGER?

Posted on: February 25th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President, My Greener Future If you’re considering an expansion or merger, sit down, take a few deep breadths and read this article.  You may thank me later to either move ahead, or not.  These are some of the things to think about. WHY DO IT? Make sure your rationale is clear, objective, understood by all, and feasable Continue reading the story "CONSIDERING A BUSINESS EXPANSION OR MERGER?"

DIFFERENTIATORS THAT SET YOU APART

Posted on: February 21st, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future Why should a hiring manager choose you?  Is it your charm and wit?  Nice try.  Maybe it’s your past experiences?  Now we’re getting a bit warmer, but not quite.  What are the differentiators that set you apart?  If you don’t know, you better find out. There Continue reading the story "DIFFERENTIATORS THAT SET YOU APART"

UNDERSTANDING OPERATING ROLES

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by
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By Bill Kaufmann, President of My Greener Future Each of us has a primary operating role.  However, if everyone in your work group had the same operating role very little would get done.  The question is, “How does the mix and balance of these operating roles affect your job search strategy?”  Let’s look at just three of them.
  1. The Eagle Continue reading the story "UNDERSTANDING OPERATING ROLES"