An Economist Viewpoint on the Trans-Pacific Partnership [From a Family Perspective]

My Dearest Wife:

Today I need to tell you some good news and some bad news.  I decided to tell you the bad news first because when I tell you the good news you will understand the bad news isn’t all that bad.  However, before I start it is best to remember our journey together and what we achieved with our lives as a couple and family.

calc-for-business-and-economicsWho ever thought when I first met you in college we would be married.  I needed tutoring in calculus and you were a math major.  We both went on from college and achieved our professional goals.  You become an actuary and I become an economists.  I cannot thank you enough for supporting me while I pursued my PhD in Economics.

We then focused our attention on raising two beautiful children, gave them emotional and financial support to help them achieve their passions.  Read More →

Resume Writing for the Talent Lost Group

Talent Lost Member Creating ResumeWhile you have many years’ of work experience, numerous accomplishments and many fond memories it won’t matter if you cannot translate your career on to a resume.  The internet has many sites and free webinars providing information on resume writing.

For the Talent Lost group unless you’re an exceptional writer you will need paid assistance.  Free information is generalized and is provided as a guideline on what to do however how to do it, you must pay. Read More →

How Mentoring Helps Tradeable Service Labor

mentoringAn advanced industrialized nation’s labor force disparity with global tradeable services can become more favorable if mentoring is adapted and recognized as a competitive advantage.

In the global labor force a computer programmer with 10+ years’ experience is equal in abilities. However, only the advanced industrialized nations have many computer programmers with 35+ years’ experience.  That holds true in many tradeable service sector industries. Read More →

Information Saturation the Curse of Business Intelligence

information_saturationWhile attending college one of my accounting professors asked a simple question pertaining to reporting.  How many financial and managerial reports need to be created before they no longer assist in decision making?  He then coined the term “information saturation”, the point where producing more information will not affect the decision made. Read More →

Why Content is King on Resumes

Resume Content is KingIn today’s competitive job market learning anything that can give you an advantage should bring you closer to the interview stage.  But what happens if everyone who applies for the job uses the same techniques, you cancel each other out.  You are now left with only content to judge the job applicant.

Resume style and format is important but your content needs to target the job narrative.  While style, format and use of keywords and phrases may get you to the hiring manager the ultimate decision of obtaining an offer is do you match the job because you have done it before.

If your resume can elaborate on how you did the job, the challenges you faced, and ultimately your accomplishment that indicates strong content. Read More →

Job Searching Rule #1 for Talent Lost Members

Talent Lost Member Judged by their PeersThere are many things to know in developing a job searching strategy.  A mandatory need for the talent lost group is being judged by your peers.  Being judged by your peer or hiring manager is the only true way to present your credentials, anything else your advantage on subject matter knowledge, experience and wisdom is almost nonexistent.

Someone who has 5 years’ experience cannot understand someone who has 20+ years’ experience.  Someone who has never performed your work cannot understand your skill sets.  As I learned many years ago if you want to make $1,000 a week don’t ask someone who makes $500 a week, they don’t know. Read More →

How to Create Job Postings that Reduce Unqualified Applicants

job declaration for resume submittalBefore you can create job descriptions that reduce unqualified workers there needs to be a way to measure success. Using historical trends of current job descriptions to ascertain what percent of resumes received were unqualified, can be your initial benchmark percent.  Now we can measure results of our changes to job postings by measuring new job posting responses against our benchmark.

Every job posting should have a declaration of what you are expecting from an applicant.  This is where you explicitly state in so many words Read More →

How America can be Competitive in World Markets

How each industrialized nation operates is based on their political economic realities.  When nations trade those political economic realities play a significant role in the standard of living of each nation.

canadian-companies-supporting-americaWhen company’s offer services for the world market they need to be priced competitively.  Other industrialized nations have socialized healthcare.  Regardless of the pros and cons of a national health care system one thing is true, some industrialized nations do not have the financial obligation of health care costs being part of their financial statements.  That one cost reduction gives a significant advantage to those other industrialized nation’s businesses. Read More →