Cleon, Just managing my Linkedin connections to try and keep my network
current and alive. Saw your name and looked at your profile. You are missing
one key specialty. That of Teacher. A couple of days ago I wrote to a
former colleague who is just now involuntarily facing the end of his long
career and is going through the early stages of the prospect of a job
search. I tried to write him some pearls of wisdom, along with some real
suggestions. In the dialogue, I introduced you, and referenced you several
more times, all in relation to “what Cleon taught us,” or
“what I learned from Cleon,” etc. It is what you do, even
if you don’t really think of it that way. I took away many lessons
that I will never forget, and for which I am very grateful.
I have been at my job nearly 3 months now. I am finally beginning to
see areas where I am in control of the job instead of the job being in
control of me. It has been a lot of work to get to that point. I can’t
tell you how many times I have thought of that old adage about old dogs
and new tricks. But I am learning, it just seems as though the process
is taking longer than it used to.
I also found that going to a completely different business within the
same company was less like coming home than I thought it would be. It
really does feel very much like I am working for someone completely new
and different. But it is a good job and I am very lucky to have it.
Hope the group is doing well. It is a great thing you do and I thank
you for allowing me to be a part. Andy
Cleon ~ I am Pam Jones ~ Chuck Jones' back seat
rider in life. The road in our lives has often been bumpy, and it appears
the older we get -- the road almost appears treacherous at times. Therefore,
I just had to tell you how grateful we are for your dedication to the
Jobfinderssupport Rest Stop. What a haven of a place for all riders. Thank
you so much for your support, advice and encouragement.
Pam Jones(name changed)
PS. YOUR BOOK IS EXCELLENT. REALLY HITS HOME!
The August 15, 2003 Business Journal article
" Cox tells people the answers to their job-search questions are
already in them, but inner doubt prevents them from following their hunches."
according to Nevill Eschen in her 7/15/03
article in The Portland Tribune
“A must read for everyone in, or about to enter, the workforce.We
will all need these handy tips at some point in our professional lives.Why
not take advantage now of the wisdom offered in this small but mighty
--Gary Schmidt, Congressional Aide
The book that answers your
questions and gets you started
on the road to finding your
next opportunity. Learn More.
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book, "The 50 Most Asked Questions
from the Newly Unemployed".
as quoted in the New York Times
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