3 Mistakes & 3 Tips: Cover Letters

It's been an hour, and there's nothing but a blank screen staring back at you. The job posting closes in another couple hours, and you need to submit a cover letter to go with your resume in order to be considered for the position. But where oh where do you start? Sound familiar? For most … Continue reading 3 Mistakes & 3 Tips: Cover Letters

How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

Nice guys finish last When you are the outcast Don't pat yourself on the back You might break your spine - Greenday, "Nice Guys Finish Last" Did Greenday get it right? Are the modest and unassuming among us doomed to a lifetime of worldly hand-me-downs at the behest of our more boastful societal elder siblings? … Continue reading How To Talk About Yourself Without Being An Arrogant Jerk

Discipline Beats Time Management

I'm from the prairies. I've always loved a big, open skyline and an endless horizon. Having moved to the west coast, one of the things I notice frequently is that the coastal mountains do a very effective job of blocking out the horizon and making the sky seem much smaller. As much as I love … Continue reading Discipline Beats Time Management

Time Management is a Crock

Have you ever thought about how absurd the phrase "time management" is? I was just thinking about it and, as I am wont to do, was struck by the underlying semantic silliness of the what is to my mind yet another example of the ongoing corporatization of our lives. So, allow me to spend some time … Continue reading Time Management is a Crock

What’s an Entrepreneur?

Everyone's had a business idea at some point in their lives. For most people, including me, they're just passing fancies - momentary visions of grandiosity that persist for a few moments before reality comes crashing back in.  Yes, I've had my share of these.  Allow me to indulge you for a moment with one of … Continue reading What’s an Entrepreneur?