Your real competition isn't some job hunter off the street. It's the candidate who was
coached by The Headhunter. Use The Headhunter's insider perspective to your advantage;
don't let it sneak up and bite you!
is tough. Three out of three people die,
so shut up and deal."
-- Ring Lardner
17. You'll be dead soon.
someone at a party who works in a business you'd give your eye
teeth to work in. The next day you recall the encounter, you
smile, and you get back to that report you were writing.
An idea has been simmering in the back of your
mind about an article you'd like to write for a professional
publication. There's no time to do the research it would require,
so you go to lunch.
A client compliments you on the work you've done
for her, suggests you'd make a great addition to her team, smiles
and walks off. You proudly tell your friends and explain how
influential your client is, then you order another beer and kick
The department down the hall is short of help
while completing work on a new product line for your company. If
you had time to help them out, it could pave the way to a
promotion, but your phone rings and you get back to your job.
Put a few years of wishful thinking between each
of the opportunities in the life described above, and you'll
understand "where it all went".
Whether it's in fifty years, or twenty or five,
we'll all be dead soon. So, what choices did you make today?
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