What's Your Story? - Mike Perry

What's Your Story?

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I continue to speak with people who are very frustrated with the lack of activity/success in their respective job searches. I know one of the main reasons why that is, but most folks don’t want to hear it or become exasperated when I tell…

What to do With Your 401k When You Change Jobs

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       Is there anything people should know about their 401k that most people are unaware of? What are the other options? What are some factors to consider? What about tax considerations? Are there time limits to be aware…

What Should Consumers Expect Now That the DOL Ruling has Taken Affect?

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      What is the DOL Ruling? What does this mean for consumers? With this new ruling in place, how well are people protected? How will this affect how Les does business? Watch Szarka Financial’s CEO Les Szarka, CFP®,…

Invest in Yourself

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As we are rapidly approaching the end of 2016, part of the good news is that the employment picture is relatively solid. The official unemployment rate for November, after the addition of 178,000 jobs, is 4.6%, significantly less than it was…

Perfecting Your Job Interview Strategy

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Many people stress about job interviews, recognizing it's a live, final shot at getting a new position. With proper planning and the right mindset, everyone can have a perfect strategy heading into their job interview. Mike Perry, president…

Why Are You Here

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The next time you go to a restaurant, retail store or to see a CPA, banker or financial advisor, ask yourself this question: Why am I here? The longer version of that question is, “Why are you here instead of at another provider (of the…

Customer Service is Not Dead

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How often are you really “wowed” by an employee of a store, Customer Service/Support group or entertainment venue (e.g., theater, restaurant, amusement park)? If your experiences are similar to most of the rest of the general public,…

The Need to Be A Star in the Eyes of an Employer

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It is still a “buyer’s market” in the employment arena. Employers continue to receive sometimes hundreds of resumes per job opening (with many hundreds more being sent for no specific job, but with the hope that someone will notice how…

Your Brand is More Than Simply Words on a Page

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I learned a very long time ago that the vast majority of people do business with people, not companies. In most organizations, the degree of success obtained can often be directly linked back to the strength of the relationships developed…

Are You Acting Your Age in Your Job Search?

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In mid-November, I’ll turn 60 years old. People around me are having a lot of fun with that, at my expense of course. My standard reply when someone asks, “How do you feel about turning sixty” is, “Sixty is the new thirty”. That…