Why the Underemployed Stay Underemployed

We had someone fill out a web form at BenGlassLaw.com.

They are looking for a job. They wanted us to respond to the inquiry by giving him my email address so that he could email me a resume.

OK, this is what this tells me:

  1. Dude is not serious about getting a new job. Email? Really? I’m supposed to take you seriously when you don’t even think your job search is serious enough to draft a letter, put a stamp on it, and put it in the mail;
  2. Guy is lazy. He wants us to do his work for him (“tell me your email address.”) I’m not that hard to find. No, my job is not to answer your research question so that you can lazily pitch me (unsolicited) on why I should hire you.

Here’s the tip of the day: If you want a better job you need to make yourself exceptional, not average. Figure it out. Seth Godin’s Lynchpin is a good start.

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