Finalist for COTJ Mascot Naming Contest Revealed – Vote For Your Favorite!

Wow.  That’s about all I can say after reading through  your suggestions for COTJ’s new logo.  I thank you, and so does our soon to be named Corn on the Cob guy.  We thank you, from the bottom of our stalks… Let’s get down to bizzy, shall we? The Finalist! While there were so many […]

September 15, 2010 37 comments READ MORE →

Please welcome the new COTJ logo and mascot. (Name my mascot and win $50)

It wasn’t too long ago that I asked the Corn Heads to suggest areas of COTJ that they think could improve.  Something that many readers brought up was COTJ’s header/logo.  While many folks love seeing yours truly in the middle of a corn field, quite a few felt that a better logo and header design […]

September 9, 2010 148 comments READ MORE →

How to start hearing back from employers and living Nine to Alive!

If you ask job seekers what they’re most frustrated about, the most frequent answer is that they aren’t hearing back from employers after submitting a resume or application.  Lately, many questions, problems, and frustrations from Corn on the Job readers has followed that trend.  For this reason and others, I’ve decided to team up with […]

August 31, 2010 6 comments READ MORE →

Become the bullfighter, defeat your bull, and be like JFK

I was interviewed by City Sylvester the other day,  and one question asked me to talk about a favorite quote of mine that could be helpful for job seekers.  Right away, a quote that I had read in Sam Sheridan’s “A Fighter’s Heart” stung clear in my head. Bullfight critics, ranked in rows Crowd the enormous […]

August 27, 2010 9 comments READ MORE →

Corn is on the move (and not just into a new apartment)

Some of you may already know this, but let this post be the official announcement.  I’ve moved out of my parents house, and into my own place.  Oh yes, it is official, and I’ve now been living here for just over a week. The move has been very interesting, very tiring, very exhausting, and very […]

August 23, 2010 21 comments READ MORE →

That time I got a typewritten resume…

How many people reading this post know how to use a typewriter?  Your guess is as good as mine, but if a certain candidate from last week is reading this post then our answer is at least 1. So, here I am minding my own business, just hunting on Linkedin, when all of a sudden […]

August 17, 2010 40 comments READ MORE →

Research your recruiter, you never know what you’ll find

Every now and then, a candidate will come along and surprise a recruiter.  Sometimes in a bad way, and sometimes in a good way.  On Friday, I was surprised in a good way. I was making my last call of the day on Friday, and had just started a phone screen.  Right after explaining what […]

August 8, 2010 5 comments READ MORE →

No, it’s really not just like riding a bike…

I used to ride my bike everywhere.  To the hobby shop, through the park, to my friends houses, and on the dirt track where I did “tricks”.  When I discovered roller blades and roller hockey, my bike was put away in the shed and never used again.  For the next 15 years or more, I […]

August 4, 2010 10 comments READ MORE →

The “weakness” interview question is so weak (video embedded)

I’ve never asked someone to explain to me their weaknesses on an interview.  Sorry, I just won’t do it.  I was trained to stay away from it, and I’ve been continuously reminded to avoid that useless question when conducting interviews. Why? Well, when most people are asked, they try to think of something negative that […]

July 27, 2010 21 comments READ MORE →

“What I Know About Getting A Job” – The eBook

Download the eBook —-> What I Know About Getting A Job Job search and career advice is troubling for job seekers.  It’s not because of the advice giver, but because there is never just one right answer, and each person needs a unique solution to fit their situation.  Job seekers come from all walks of […]

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July 20, 2010 10 comments READ MORE →