Jason Alba

  • Job Search Tools

    Job Search Tools

    Rewind to four years ago. I was a new job seeker trying to figure out what the heck a job search was (actually, I was really just trying to figure out how to get a job, but no one was falling all over themselves to offer me a job). I knew about job boards, of course, and figured that's where my job leads would... Continue Reading

  • The Wrong Watch and Other Random Reasons You're Not Getting a Job

    The Wrong Watch and Other Random Reasons You're Not Getting a Job

    It's not right to discriminate against you on any of the big things, like race, religion and gender. But we all know discrimination exists, and sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. Unfortunately, discrimination doesn't stop with the most common biggies (race, sex, age, etc.). Here are some minor,... Continue Reading

  • Walk, Don't Run, To Career Success

    Walk, Don't Run, To Career Success

    Last year was not a good year for my personal health. I just wasn't getting around to working out, and then in the Spring I ripped my calf muscle and found myself wobbling around the house for a week. At the end of the week I ripped it again, much worse, and found myself laying around the house for six weeks,... Continue Reading

  • Are you the peanut, the peanut butter or the peanut butter cup?

    Are you the peanut, the peanut butter or the peanut butter cup?

    A few nights ago I was watching a presentation from a start-up company that helps cosmetologists and massage therapists and other such businesses with their scheduling issues. I was interested in this solution because my wife was a cosmetologist, and scheduling and no-shows were a significant issue. As I was... Continue Reading

  • What my career and my driveway have in common

    What my career and my driveway have in common

    A few weeks ago we had a pretty good storm that left a few inches of snow on my driveway. So far this year I've been good about shoveling the snow right away, but for some reason I didn't get to it this time. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, except the next couple of weeks were extremely cold. Because I... Continue Reading

  • Open Letter to Recruiters

    Open Letter to Recruiters

    Dear recruiter (or hiring manager or HR), I see you have some job openings that you are making decisions on. I'm sure you are getting hundreds of résumés and are overwhelmed by the amount of information you have to go over, just to narrow it down to a few good candidates. I wish you well as you go... Continue Reading

  • Conan O'Brien and Career Management

    Conan O'Brien and Career Management

    I'm sure you've heard that Conan is not going to host The Tonight Show anymore (that's what people are saying, anyway). There is a terrific article in the Harvard business Review blog titled Don't Make Conan's Mistake. It made me think about Conan more as an employee and less as a celebrity. As you read about... Continue Reading