Episode Number 67 - 05.20.11

What ‘Angry Birds’ Can Teach You About Getting Hired.

Learn secrets that will get you hired.

Angry Birds can help you land a job. What??? It’s true.

In addition to being the #1 paid app in the galaxy, the wildly popular game for smart phones, Ipads, PCs, Macs, etc., also contains job hunting nuggets of wisdom.

I recently connected with nationally recognized recruiter Skip Freeman, President & CEO of The HTW Group (HTW = Hire to Win), and author of the best-selling book, “HeadHunter Hiring Secrets.” We talked about the 2nd half, and one of its biggest challenges- unemployment. Skip being the generous sort, then offered to share a series of articles he’s written, “What ‘Angry Birds’ Can Teach You About Getting Hired.” Looking for work? Read on for Part 1.

P.S. Don’t worry if you don’t play Angry Birds, we’ve inserted a few short demonstration clips. But to see what all the fuss is about and download a version, click here.

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Episode Number 66 - 05.17.11

The 17 Day Diet: Update #2

I want that.

So after 17 days on the 17 Day Diet bandwagon I’m down 10 pounds. Not too shabby. While I’ve kept a good game face most of the time, I’m pretty sick of lettuce. I’m ready for a nice, juicy rib-eye, grilled to perfection, sitting hot and tasty on my plate, ready to be devoured. With sauteed mushrooms. And a baked potato. Loaded.

Sorry … I’m back now. Overall, I’m pretty happy with the results. And I’m optimistic about next 17 day cycle.

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Episode Number 65 - 05.13.11

A Family Tree Discovery

Like puzzles? You might like genealogy work.

While searching my family tree on Ancestry.com a few weeks ago in preparation for this week’s initial ancestry episode, I came across a “puzzle” piece. A relative I’d never met. Her name is Cynthia. Curiosity piqued, I needed to find out more. 

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Episode Number 64 - 05.11.11

Advice From a Genealogy Expert

Expert advice – we love it. And today, we’ve got it.

If you missed yesterday’s episode on Ancestry you might want to watch it to get some context for today. But if you’d rather jump right in… have at it!

This may be stating the obvious, but with genealogy work, the further back we dig, the bigger the challenges.

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Episode Number 63 - 05.10.11

Ancestry is Hot.

Surprise!

We were curious. Why has genealogy become so incredibly popular? Especially among people in their 2nd half?

We dug in to find out more about the why which then led us to the how. We also were fortunate to get author, historian, professor, psychoanalyst, and family history expert Dr. Charles Strozier to lend us some of his expertise. We hear briefly from Dr. Strozier today, and continue that interview later this week.

“Luke, I am your father.” ~ Darth Vader.

Like young Luke Skywalker, many of us are simply need to know more. We want to know if our great-great-great grandfather on our mom’s side was a Civil War Hero, or a successful butcher from Lithuania, or an menacing, half-robot space guy. We’re curious.

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