I remember being in elementary school in downtown Toronto and my teachers would do a history lesson about how many people in the Middle Ages or before thought the world was flat.
Many countries believed that their navy could fall off the end of the world.
How could that be? There were Portuguese students in my class.
I didn’t think it seemed feasible at the time. Where would they go I thought?
I got an email the other day from somebody who had read one of my blogs.
She shared that she had moved to my hood from somewhere else to take a new job. Then she also shared that her employer just told her that her job was eliminated. She had only worked there for a couple of months.
It’s not what they promised you when they hired you.
Work hard and you will rise to the top. There are lots of opportunities for career growth here.
That is true to a degree but the problem is that you often won’t stay at your shop for as long as you like. Especially if times get tough. People pay the price when agencies lose business.
I know many senior level folks in the Ad Game. I have connected with them when I was conducting agency reviews, looking for talent, speaking to AAF Chapters across the country and just through my networking journey.Continue reading
A young friend shared with me the other day that they had recently been promoted. Congrats I said. I shared her story with another friend and she asked me a simple question that made me reflect for a bit.
I got a couple of emails recently. Both had graduated from the same school decades apart. One introduced to me a young man who had recently graduated and was looking for a job.
A solid networking strategy is to reach out to your Alumni. I went to the University of Western Ontario which is a long way from where I sit in Orange County, CA. Yet I can do a LinkedIn search and plug in my zip code and the school name and over 100 people who went to Western pop up.Continue reading
When I was growing up I loved watching movies about Shangri-La. Just the name evoked numerous senses and sensors. The word Shangri-La danced in my young ears. A place that was the epicenter of enchantment. I am still looking for Shangri-La. I have had a glimpse from time to time. A little peak. A taste from time to time. A vaporous kiss.
I was copied on a mass email update recently from somebody that I didn’t even know if I knew them. I do not have enough time to go into that basement. It was their personal update on their search for their next career opportunity. The person didn’t come into focus but I remembered that I had received a previous blast from them before. They were still on the beach. Their email blast made me easily accessible but their elusive job for them was still out of reach.Continue reading