Posts by Cap'n Tim

Success Examined

Guest Author: Michael Tomadakis, PE To succeed at something means you first need to take on the challenge. To be successful means you continually took on challenges and endured! To lead means to guide others down a path not yet taken. Have Faith in yourself, and people will have faith in you. Leaders are beacons…

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Goals, Focus, and Life After 21

Congratulations on turning 21, if not soon then at some point in the past.  Perhaps you had some issues in your past you are not proud about.  Now, you can stand trial as an adult or be sued for damages…do not screw up.  How do you do that?  Have a dream and a focus.  The…

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Be of Good Cheer

Life can throw all kinds of monkey wrenches at you and often will and at the worst time it would seem.  What life can do, it can undo whether you are at a high point in your life or at a low.  In order to achieve a spectacular view from a mountain top, it must…

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Opportunity is Knocking

When the whole world shut down…what did you do? Covid19 is rising to a crescendo and the School of Hard Knocks is open.  This is your opportunity.  How are you taking advantage of your time off?  If you wait, this opportunity will pass, and you’ll be back into the same-old: same-old. Dreams matter.  Do the…

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Preventing Police and Military Suicides

Transitioning from a career into retirement is laden with hidden dangers. What is desired is not always achievable. While employed, the world of advancement, continuous employment, career choices, and a paycheck are known and dependable. When retired, situations change and needs can become overwhelming. Isolation is the enemy which is hard to avoid for retirees…

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How Your Diet Can Help You Find A Job

There are lots of milestones in finding a job. If you are unemployed, that reality would be your first though everyday. Over a period of time, it can get ¨old¨ meaning you are not as enthusiastic about taking steps to correct the situation and/or becoming discouraged. Maybe unemployment insurance has kicked in and you are…

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The Great American Job Hiring Experience

What is machine analysis?  That is a complex software package companies use that find matching points between your job skills and company job requirements which is a listing of the job skills they expect an employee would have.   Each skill has a weight because some skills are more important than other…How can you beat the machine analysis?  It’s in the matching. 

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How to Resolve Job Pressures

Job forecasts issued by the US Department of Employment show past trends and expected changes in the future for different industries.  The reality for individuals is being either unemployed or stuck in a job you can’t afford to keep.  Individuals in these situations are pressured to either increase their compensation or economize. Let’s look at…

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The Robots are Coming

The questions to ask yourself is whether you are going to be the person replaced by a robot OR are you going to be the one who installs, repairs, maintains, programs, or designs the robot? 

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A Book About You

The subject of the book Finding a Job in Tough Times is YOU.  The best person to learn about yourself is you.  How?  I have had a long and successful career.   I had jobs that vary from menial jobs, career jobs, fun jobs, dream jobs with academic and technological innovation teaching in Electrical Engineering…

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