"He or she who gets hired is not necessarily the one who can do the job best but the one who knows the most about how to get hired. Richard Lathrop, in his classic, 'Who's Hiring Who.' Oh, how true! Depressing, but true! If you're out of work, then mastering the job hunt is even more important than mastering your job. At least when times are tough. Or when the single largest employer in your town has just closed its gates after 45 years. Or when your job has been outsourced to some oversees place."
Here are the results from a recent Working Wounded Blog/ABCNews.com online ballot:
What is most important to you when buying something?
Price, 15.7 percent
Dependability, 59.4 percent
Design, 24.8 percent
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