Career Know-How

Let’s Talk about the Three A’s: Age, Appearance, and Attitude 

by Dr. Stephen A. Laser

While probably not politically correct, the fact is the Three A’s — age, appearance, and attitude — have a major impact on the plight of the older, unemployed worker. If people think that these characteristics don’t really matter when evaluating an applicant’s chances of success in finding a job offer, they are mistaken. Studies have shown that, for better or worse, personal appearance and the ability to communicate clearly and convincingly are probably the two factors that predict best as to whether a person will ultimately land a job.

8 Ideas for Getting Things Done the Right Way

Are you busy all day but never seem to get ahead? Solve the problem by using these time management tips to focus your work and be more successful. 

We all want more success and the fear of failure can often be the driving force of our actions.  We work long hours, sacrifice personal time, and even sleep.  We put our heart and soul into what we're trying to achieve, only to find that we're spinning our wheels.  We think we're getting things done, because at the end of the day all of our Action List items are crossed out; but did we really get closer to achieving our goals?  The fact is, most of us accomplish a whole list of things by the end of the day, but have little to show for it.  Your success depends on what you are doing and the way you are getting things done.  If you're not moving closer to your goal achievement, you are not getting things done the right way.