Friday, June 28, 2013

It's all about networking - one of the two largest ways, research shows, for getting a job today.
So, stay in touch with friends and colleagues. Pay it forward when asked for a resource, contact, or assistance. Time is precious but if you carve out a little for a friend or colleague, that person will benefit and you never know how it will pay off down the road for you. Stay tuned for more about the other of the two most utilized methods for finding a job.

In light of the above, if anyone knows of someone to refer for the following position:
VP/SR Director HR, San Jose. Must speak Spanish. Chance to grow the Human Resources organization. Will relocate and a very competitive salary. Thanks ~

Have a great weekend! Marianne cell 408-295-6656

Sunday, June 23, 2013

John Burrough said: " The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The greatest opportunity is where you are." This is what I post on my blog and Facebook this evening. Start where you are and build or transition from that point. Understand your values and what matters and build. If you don't know which direction fits for you, what decision to make, or what to add into your build "mix" next, seek some expert advice through a trusted mentor, colleague, or professional.          
Have a good week!      Marianne 408-295-6656

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Entertain Your Passion at Any Age

This past weekend, I had the opportunity of introducing friends, family and local Blues lovers to Ray Goren. Ray is 13 years old and, as his dad told me, knows that being a Blues musician is what he wants to do in life. At three years of age, Ray started playing the guitar. At nine years old, he saw a video of B.B. King and told his family that he wanted to play like B.B. Well, earlier this year, Ray opened for B.B. King at Monterey's Golden State Theater. And, this past weekend, Ray performed for us all at the Theatre on San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose.

Now, not all of us will work in our passion or even want to. But, if we know what we are passionate about and dive into it, that passion will expand our lives. A dear friend of mine gave me a gift with this engraved on it: "May the beauty of what you love be what you do." Your passion may not be the "money making" part of what you do in life, but your life will be more enhanced if you create some space for it. Take time this week to reflect on what you are passionate about and add it into your life or add more of it into your life. You won't regret it!

Have a great week!       

 Marianne 408-295-6656