Archive for January 2011

Do you have ‘horizontal’ skills? You should.

January 17, 2011

The article is on “hot careers” but what we find is that careers are constantly changing.  Anyone in the career market must be skilled in their field, but also prepared to adapt their skills to meet other needs.  Sometimes you can move ‘up’ in your field; other times it will be necessary to move sideways.  That’s where ‘horizontal’ skills preparation comes in.

Read the article! Hot jobs and how do I train for them?


Specs appeal. Not getting that job? Trying wearing glasses.

January 11, 2011

A recent study by the College of Optometrists in the United Kingdom found that wearing glasses just might make a difference in how an interview perceives a candidate.

A third of adults think spectacle-wearers look more professional, while 43 per cent think they appear more intelligent. And 40 per cent of those with perfect vision would consider wearing clear lenses if it would improve their chances of getting a job.

Realize, of course, that this study was done by people who make their living checking eyes and selling glasses! Nevertheless, it could be valid!

Read more: Specs Appeal