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. The posse is able to follow them anywhere, regardless of any clever efforts to evade the lawmen.
“Who are these guys?” is fair question for you to ask about Career Lantern or any website. This is especially true when it comes to something as important as your career.
Who or What is Career Lantern?
Although I may not be famous or the CEO of a global corporation, I am a seasoned and successful management professional with 30 years of real-world experience. 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 to be on either side of the job 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, this experience means I have witnessed far too many individuals make boatloads of unnecessary career mistakes. Be smart. Save yourself some grief and learn from the mistakes of others instead of simply repeating them. 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. In creating Career Lantern, my thought was to share my observations, insight, and advice. In doing so, perhaps others might benefit and be better able to achieve their own career goals and aspirations. Hopefully, you can avoid much of the disappointment and frustration which many others, including myself, have sometimes encountered along the way.
Your career success is my goal!
Featured image courtesy of Loren Javier – flickr