The Heretic’s Guide to Career Happiness

Just posted the Manifesto of the Purposeful Paychecks Tribe titled Six Keys to Lasting Career Happiness at my new blog.

In order to be consistently happy in our work and in life, the Purposeful Paycheck Heretics Tribe:

1. Lives Financially Frugal and Free.
2. Seeks Work-Life Alignment Over Balance.
3. Keeps Learning or Withers and Dies.
4. Finds Purpose In Our Paychecks.
5. Changes It When It Sucks.
6. Passes It On By Multiplying Ourselves.

Go read the full post here and be sure to join the Purposeful Paycheck tribe of career heretics!

Get 30 Career Tips In My New Book

I just launched my new ebook called “I Want To Hire You But Your Resume Sucks,” filled with 30+ tips to get a job.  It’s packed with things I’ve learned as both an employer and employee.

I’ve been writing it since around February of 2012 and I’m excited to finally get it launched.

Here’s a snippet of what it’s about:

A resume is just piece of paper. But it’s also a brochure that sells your services to employers.

But the fact is: Most resumes suck.

Not because of the paper or even format, but because you haven’t done the work building the key areas employers look for to make it rock.

The statistics about those who are underemployed or unemployed are depressing.

I have some theories on why those stats exist. Namely, you aren’t ready for a real job.

You haven’t done the work to GET hired. But I want to help.

In “I Want To Hire You But Your Resume Sucks,” I give you 30+ tips for how to start doing the things that will make you an attractive free agent to prospective employers.Continue reading “Get 30 Career Tips In My New Book”

My New Book on How to Get Hired And Thrive In Your Job

I just launched my new ebook called “I Want to Hire You But Your Resume Sucks” filled with 30+ tips to get a job.  It’s packed with things I’ve learned as both an employer and employee.

Here’s a snippet about what it’s about really ….

A resume is just piece of paper. But it’s also a brochure that sells your services to employers.

But the fact is: Most resumes suck.

Not because of the paper or even format, but because you haven’t done the work building the key areas employers look for to make it rock.

The statistics about those who are underemployed or unemployed are depressing.

I have some theories on why those stats exist. Namely, you aren’t ready for a real job.

You haven’t done the work to GET hired. But I want to help.

In “I Want to Hire You But Your Resume Sucks”  I give you 30+ tips for how to start doing the things that will make you an attractive free agent to prospective employers.

Warning: They will cost you mostly time and energy. But you should have a lot of that on your hands.

 

My New Book: I Want To Hire You But Your Resume Sucks

I just launched my new ebook called “I Want To Hire You But Your Resume Sucks,” filled with 30+ tips to get a job.  It’s packed with things I’ve learned as both an employer and employee.

Here’s a snippet about what it’s about really ….

A resume is just piece of paper. But it’s also a brochure that sells your services to employers.

But the fact is: Most resumes suck.

Not because of the paper or even format, but because you haven’t done the work building the key areas employers look for to make it rock.

The statistics about those who are underemployed or unemployed are depressing.

I have some theories on why those stats exist. Namely, you aren’t ready for a real job.

You haven’t done the work to GET hired. But I want to help.

In “I Want To Hire You But Your Resume Sucks,” I give you 30+ tips for how to start doing the things that will make you an attractive free agent to prospective employers.

Warning: They will cost you mostly time and energy. But you should have a lot of that on your hands.

You can get this ebook for free by joining my new blog community at Purposeful Paychecks where I’m going to be talking about work-life alignment and offering blunt career advice.

My New Blog about Work-Life Alignment

As I’ve looked back on my life, I have a couple of themes that I’m passionate about. And for the ones that rise to the top and that I can’t stop talking about or having an opinion on, I just start a blog around that topic. 

For my passion of entrepreneurship and for helping people start businesses, I started Startup Sofa. It’s been around for over a year now and I still blog on it about once a month.

But one other passion (and theme of my life) that I just couldn’t shake was about work. About work-life alignment. And my core value, philosophy or whatever you want to call it that work should be about the profitable pursuit of fulfilling your purpose while following your passions.

Plus my post on How to Be a Professional is consistently by far the most visited post on the Startup Sofa blog. And I needed an outlet for all this that went beyond entrepreneurship.

So with the help of my wife Lindsey we came up with a name for this new blog called Purposeful Paychecks.

I just did my first post on this new career advice blog … and have also had an ebook titled “I Want To Hire You … but Your Resume Sucks” in the works for a couple of months now.

I figure by announcing the blog it’ll give me the momentum or accountability to finish it (it’s not over 6000 words).

But I have much to say (I think) on this subject of finding meaningful work and I’m eager to share it. So go signup for the community email at Purposeful Paychecks today.