Job Hunting Tips for Young People

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I know how to get a job. That’s because I haven’t had a job for over a decade.

I do something more difficult. I create a job for myself each and every day.

All of it comes from my network.

In many ways I am surprised that I am writing this blog.

I have used paid interns or assistants since the beginning to help market myself and make me smarter. Continue reading

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Poor Career Advice For Young People.

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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

The Slash Generation

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I spend a lot of time with Millennials. I knew many when they were teenagers. Some younger. I have used smart, paid interns for over a decade. My first intern now works at Oakley. Another intern that worked for me in the past recently got married. His new bride works for Oakley as well and reports to my first intern.  Yes pretty crazy. I have written about some ideas in this area in a post called Why Graduates Are Looking for Jobs in All the Wrong Places.

I recently went to a New Business Conference up in LA sponsored by Think LA. One of the closing panelists was Mike Sheldon the CEO of Deutsch LA a very large and successful agency. Continue reading