March 2010 - Travis Robertson

Monthly Archives: March 2010

Death of the Resume

Looking for a new job? Unemployed right now? Watch this video on the death of the traditional resume and learn what steps you need to take right now to prepare for a new job market.

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Who Are You?

How are you likely to respond if I ask you the question “Who are you”?

“My name is Stephanie.” That’s your name. Who are you?

“I’m a project manager at Acme Design.” That’s what you do. Who are you?

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Teaching vs. Training

I think too many companies focus on training people. When you train people you focus on the “how” of something. Here’s how to use the software. Here’s how to follow the procedures. Here’s how to use this system. It’s not that people don’t need some of that. It’s just that most of those things change.

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Lacking Opportunity? Maybe It’s Your Perspective.

Late last week, we received an email from one of our corporate partners expressing frustration about an article they found while searching for some information on Ethos3. The first result was a blog post published on one of Ethos3’s other web properties that’s in the process of being consolidated under the main blog. Was this a problem or an opportunity?

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The Gap – Part 3 – The Persistence Gap

In the final part of The Gap Series, I want to tackle how your will plays into the existence of the chasm between where you are and where you want to be. We’ve already discussed your heart (passion) and your mind (beliefs). Now I’ll let you in on the major thing you need to close the gap: persistence.

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The Gap – Part 2 – “The Fantasy of Passion”

In my last post, I alluded to what I called “The Fantasy of Passion” – which is the ridiculous notion that if you’re doing work you love, you’ll always love it. In this post, I want to take the Fantasy of Passion and replace it with the Reality of Passion in the hopes that by doing so, you’ll be better prepared to appreciate the path you’re on (or will be on soon).

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The Gap – Part 1

I’ve begun to see a pattern in the questions I receive via email or in conversations and I’ve realized something: There’s a large and often frightening gap between where most people are and where they want to be, but they’re not sure how to close it.

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Do You Have a Sense of Urgency?

What kills me are people who lack a sense of urgency in a constantly evolving and quickly shifting marketplace. There is a delusion that a lot of people operate under that has them making excuses for inaction while wrapping it up in a nice little ribbon. Here are two of the more common myths.

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