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True Story – American troops, Wehrmacht, SS and French Prisoners defending a medieval castle against SS Troops.
The Battle for Castle Itter, a really strange battle, occurred at the end of World War Two. Wehrmacht soldiers fought alongside U.S. troops against the Waffen SS. They were protecting high ranking French prisoners who had been held at the castle.
I received an email today from a recruiter that looked promising. It was for an IT Director position one town over. That would be perfect. BUT the spidey sense tingled a bit. I did some checking before replying with my resume. I’m glad I did because sending it would have been a mistake.
The temptation while in a job search mode is to do everything you can to land a new position. However, you might be letting your guard down and giving too much information to recruiters. Continue reading
I am now into day 200 of my Great Job Search. I’m getting a steady influx of calls from recruiters. I’ve tweaked my job search a little. I apply a principle I call PEER to a lot of aspects of my life. It is Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Revise. There are a lot of variations of that methodology used by many people. Continue reading
I am now into day 192 of my Great Job Search. The local squirrel population is decreasing rapidly and I might have to purchase another can of Squirrel Helper ™. The robins will be arriving soon. A half dozen or so make a great robin stew.
A degree from a university or certificate from a programming boot camp is a great start. Here are __ things you will help you land a position as a developer and make life a little easier once you are in the position. .
Jack Ma failed his primary school test twice and failed is secondary school test twice. He was rejected for a job at Kentucky Fried Chicken. 24 people applied. He was the only one rejected. He was one of five applicants for the police force. He was the only one rejected. He applied to Harvard 10 times and was always rejected. So, who is this dismal failure?
Witold Pilecki was a Polish Officer who formed a resistance army after the Nazis invaded Poland. He volunteered to be captured and imprisoned in the Auschwitz death camp to gather intelligence. As a prisoner, he passed information to the Allies regarding the truth of the camp. He helped the prisoners as best as he could and eventually escaped.
Many workers completely abandon any trace of job seeking when they are working. This can be from being complacent or perhaps ‘there just isn’t enough time’ or ‘that isn’t a priority right now’. Continue reading