“Me and dog heard tell that there was some juice a job going around here.”

By all accounts, 2009 is going to resemble something between another sequel to Mad Max and … the Apocalypse. If you find yourself job-hunting this year, whether on a voluntary or an involuntary basis; do yourself a favour and remember that the devil really is in the details:
  • “I worked as a Corporate Lesion.”

  • “Objection: To utilize my skills in sales.”
  • “Reason for leaving last job: The owner gave new meaning to the word ‘paranoia.’ I prefer to elaborate privately.”
  • “Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions.”

  • “Thank you for your consideration. Hope to hear from you shorty!”

  • “I am a quick leaner, dependable, and motivated.”

Folks, like no other year in the past two decades, this is going to be the year of getting the basics right. Slow down. Breathe deeply. Reach out to friends, family and your network. And get the basics right.

Oh yeah – and happy new year!