If you are a fan of old classic movies, you may recall a comical line from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The pair repeatedly ask themselves, “Who are these guys?” Butch and Sundance are amazed as a posse with an expert tracker is in relentless pursuit, able to follow them anywhere, regardless of their clever efforts to evade the lawmen.
“Who are these guys?” is fair question for you to ask about Career Lantern or any website, especially when it comes to something as important as your career. So, who or what is Career Lantern?
First, who am I? I may not be famous or the CEO of a global corporation, but I am a seasoned and successful management professional with 30 years of real-world experience. Over the years, I have read countless cover letters and applications, personally conducted hundreds of job interviews, assisted other managers as an interview panel member, and managed various employee development programs. At times, of course, I myself have been a job applicant while pursuing my own career goals. I know full well what it is like on either side of the interview table. Finally, while serving as a part-time instructor on three different college campuses, I have talked to many students about career development and suggested ways to enhance their chances for career success.
Sadly, all this experience also means I have witnessed far too many individuals make boatloads of unnecessary mistakes while pursuing their career goals. There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Be smart; save yourself some grief and learn from the mistakes of others instead of simply making the same mistakes yourself. If you are thinking, “That’s OK, I already know all this stuff,” then odds are you really don’t.
This is where Career Lantern comes in. It is my way of trying to give back by helping others achieve their career goals and aspirations. Hopefully, the information found here will help you avoid much of the disappointment and frustration which many others, including myself, have sometimes encountered along the way.
Your career success is my goal!
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