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The Job Seeker Competition Principle

The Job Seeker Competition Principle

Posted by Darin Manis on November 30, 2009

The Competition Principle is a formal title I gave to what I believe to be a fundamental truth. The Competition Principle simply states, “There are others more qualified or talented than you who want what you want.” To make this principle specific to jobseekers I have defined the tenet as ...

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The Underemployment Rate Significance is Undervalued

The Underemployment Rate Significance is Undervalued

Posted by Darin Manis on October 5, 2009

The official unemployment rate is now at the highest it’s been in 26 years at 9.7% (and seems to be closing in on 10% fast). The good news? The pace of job losses slowed just a little bit. So little however that I am finding few optimists that ...

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Smoking Hot, NOT!

Smoking Hot, NOT!

Posted by Darin Manis on July 13, 2008

I smoked either multiple cigars or cigarettes for just over 7,300 consecutive days. Quitting was easily the hardest thing I have ever done. Even now, almost 1,000 days later, I can't believe I don't smoke anymore. I will let the doctors and other experts speak as ...

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