Posts Tagged ‘job-hunting’
It would be an understatement to say that the economy has been in terrible shape the last number of years. Statistically, it would be worse, except for the millions who have simply given up and walked away from full time employment. I have close friends who are brilliant, but haven’t worked in more than two years. I happen to live and work in Hollywood – an economy built on “freelance” talent. But even there, those who haven’t had a job in years are perceived as unemployable. What’s the answer? Read the full article »
If you’re a frustrated job hunter – or know someone who is – then forward this column I wrote recently for Fox News. It’s titled: Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for Your One Big Thing. From the response it’s getting, it’s changing a lot of people’s thinking about how to position themselves for the next stage in their career.
Today’s job market may be the most challenging in recent history, but the truth is, a volatile economy can actually be the best time to change careers. When researching my new book, “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do,” I discovered that finding your purpose – what you were born to do with your life – is the single most important key to finding the career you’ve always dreamed about. In today’s distracted and cluttered culture, it’s far too easy to become average at many things. But to cut through and get noticed today, start Read the full article »
For those of you who missed it, here’s my interview last week on The 700 Club, about my new book: ”One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do:”
I had the opportunity to discuss my new book “One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do” on a new MSNBC show called “The Cycle.” Great questions, and a terrific set of hosts. Here’s a video clip of the interview. The question is – just like these hosts did, how could you apply this conversation to your life and career?
If you’ve read this blog for long, you’ll know I originally posted this at the beginning of the year. But I think it’s worth a revisit – especially since the job market seems to have gotten worse. Plus, even in good times, it’s a smart move to keep your options open. For anyone looking for a new job in this challenging economy, let me toss out a few ideas you might not have thought much about:
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So many people call our offices looking for advice for getting into religious media, I thought I'd outline some suggestions that might help. Especially for those trying to get your faith-based ministry, project, or idea moving, my first advice is also to get connected to the media industry as soon as possible. This isn't comprehensive, but try these ideas:
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