Archive for November, 2010

Selling Yourself In A Buyer’s Market (Dos and Don’ts. Mostly Don’ts.)

Selling Yourself In A Buyer’s Market (Dos and Don'ts. Mostly Don'ts.)

(Alecia Silverstone in the movie “Clueless”) My agency has an opening for an art director, and I’ve placed an online Help Wanted ad which includes one non-negotiable prerequisite: “Previous Ad Agency experience absolutely required.” Here’s a very brief (and verbatim) sampling of the responses I’ve received: “I am a graduating senior in college that is

Seriously, People: We’re Better Than We Think.

Seriously, People: We’re Better Than We Think.

(Bull Connor: He’s dead. Really.) Birmingham is full of losers. None bigger than yours truly. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever met someone who’s relocated to Birmingham from a comparably-sized (or larger) city without asking them, “What in the world got you to move here?” The inherent assumption, of course, being that nobody would move

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