What do you have that the other person in a similar role doesn’t? Or, turn it around; what DON’T you have that the other has? Job lay-offs and RIF’s (reduction in forces) are still around and unfortunately they haven’t gone away. There is still so much uncertainty in the job market (and stock market). The […]
About Wayne John
Author Archive | Wayne John
Are You Valuable Enough to Keep?
Automation Fair Nov. 15-16, 2017 Philadelphia
http://www.rockwellautomation.com/global/events/automation-fair/overview.page More than 150 exhibits from Rockwell Automation and their PartnerNetwork members will be on display at the 2017 event.
IEEE Trade Show and Conference – Dallas, TX — May 2-4, 2016
Home Student//Industry/Faculty Luncheon / Wednesday, May 4 / 11:30am – 1:00pm / Register today! Technical Tours / Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5 / Register today! Tutorials / Monday, May 2 / Full-day and half-day tutorials available / Register today! 1 2 3 4 5 6 Mark your calendar for the 2016 IEEE PES […]
NEMRA Annual Meeting-Dallas Feb. 3-6, 2016
Dallas, TX www.nemra.org
IESLA Product Fair-Feb. 23, 2016 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles
The Los Angeles chapter of Illuminating Engineering Society holds its 21st Annual Wally Whitney Memorial Product Fair http://www.iesla.org/PDF/2016/Product-Fair-Info_2016.pdf
Rising Stars and Superstars
Red Adair (1915-2004), the man made famous by capping oil well fires, once said “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” This quote, attributed to a firefighter, has much relevance to the electrical industry; or any industry for that matter. Companies are built […]
Make Plans Instead of Resolutions
So how did those resolutions that you made in January 2013 work out? Most people start a brand new year with visions of grandeur of doing sensible things such as working out, finally cleaning the garage, etc. to major life decisions such as going back to school or getting a new job. All of these […]
Do You Plan to Work After Retiring?
The one thing that we’ve always looked forward to since we were mid-career, is the luxury of retirement and the knowledge that we would never have to work anymore. Some retirees will be financially set; allowing them the option to return to the work force simply because they enjoy it. Others will find it a […]
It Isn’t Always About the Money
Throughout our careers, the one constant has revolved around compensation. How much we earn has everything to do with our lifestyles: if we can afford to buy or rent, the ‘toys’ that we acquire, the vacations that we can (or can’t take), etc. While the cash is a critical part of one’s standard of living, […]
How to Make the Résumé Sell You!
As a continuation of last month’s column entitled “Where Have All of the Good Résumés Gone?” let’s focus on the specifics of what a good résumé should include. How many pages? What needs to be included and what can be excluded? What do we like to see and what makes us cringe? One page, two […]