Many Hiring Managers are Shallow, Daft Pricks

Many hiring managers are shallow, daft pricks. If you don’t believe me, then believe Ladders – who surveyed 500 UK senior-level executives. I sometimes come across figures so startling that they raise my blood pressure to unsafe levels, and the UK-based Sirona Says blog run by @AndyHeadworth had something pretty damn startling. According to the 500 surveyed UK executives, how an applicant dresses for the interview is more important than … Continue reading Many Hiring Managers are Shallow, Daft Pricks

Unemployment Recap – I guess I’m a lifeguard.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the people I look up to… specifically Captain James T. Kirk. James T. Kirk does not believe in the no-win scenario… and for the last 23 years of my life, neither have I.  No situation has been so desperate that there was no way out of it.  I learned by watching Star Trek at a young age that you can … Continue reading Unemployment Recap – I guess I’m a lifeguard.

When Dishonesty Is Helpful

I hate white lies. Dishonesty – especially dishonesty in business – is usually bad form. But there are times when lies of omission can be helpful.  A lie of omission is one in which you leave out an important fact or detail. Lies of omission can be helpful in business – for example, when you are looking for another distributor or another business partner.  Lies … Continue reading When Dishonesty Is Helpful

Looking for a Job? Look Harder…

Times are tough and jobs are sparse. There seems to be two distinct lines of thought about what the unemployed should do. One line of thought says, “The Spice Must Flow” – in other words, go out and get any job you can that will keep the roof over your head and food on the table. Another line of thought says, “Every Person Has A … Continue reading Looking for a Job? Look Harder…

Spoilers: You’ve Got Your Vulcan in my Romulus… 3 Consequences of the new Star Trek Movie

***Spoiler Warning***

I went to go see the new Star Trek movie – twice.  Once on a regular screen and once on an IMAX screen – and I loved it both times.  As a Trekkie, I was definitely satisfied – but as a hobbiest Star Trek writer, I was a little disturbed. Continue reading “Spoilers: You’ve Got Your Vulcan in my Romulus… 3 Consequences of the new Star Trek Movie”

Packing in the Projects – Millennial Superhero Speaking, Podcasting, Networking

It’s been a crazy couple of days! Before I was laid off, I had purchased a Flip Ultra with the plan of making a “Superhero” series of videos in the style of Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog.  My superhero name – Nick The Four-Eyed.  My “costume”? The WiFi shirt from ThinkGeek.  The only thing standing in my way at the moment: scripting.  I don’t like … Continue reading Packing in the Projects – Millennial Superhero Speaking, Podcasting, Networking