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organization does background checks on job applicants. If an
applicant was not convicted of an offence but it was Nolle
Prosequi, is it OK to take the offence into consideration when
deciding on whether or not to offer a job to the applicant?
That's a legal question you should ask your attorney. As a very
general rule of thumb, however, most companies will not tell
applicants why they weren't hired. If asked, the generic
response is usually something like "We hired the person who we
believed to be the best fit for the job".
In most cases, you have no obligation to tell applicants why
they weren't hired, and it's usually in your best interest to
say as little as possible.
Glenn in Nashville, TN
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over 10,000 minutes in every week of your life.
to you is normally that the 2 minutes it takes you to read this column
will be the most productive 2 minutes of your week.
column may be the most
productive 2 minutes of your entire year.
today, 1/4 of 2015 is gone.
closely and you'll hear people say "I can't believe 1/4 of the
year is gone. I don't know where it went".
sounds innocuous, it translates into "I'm an irresponsible loser".
Because time is
money, not knowing where 3 months of your life went isn't
much better than not knowing where 3 months' income went.
great Dr. Thomas Stanley spent his life studying the
habits of self-made millionaires, and published his findings in
books including "The Millionaire Next Door" and
"Stop Acting Rich and Start Living Like a Real Millionaire".
One of the
most common habits he found is that self-made millionaires are dogmatic,
almost to the point of being obsessive,
about time management.
first read this in the nineties, I began to jealously
guard my time to the point that a friend asked if I had
joined a cult.
I even had
a sign that read:
only two good reasons to be late for a meeting with me. One.
dead. Two, you want
The current joke is that the only
person who’ll ever get a meeting with me in my office is the coroner
who’s carting out my dead body. I don't do meetings because 99%
of them are a waste of time.
As I became more defensive of my time,
I noticed an interesting trend . The better I got at time management, the more my income
I became diligent about keeping a daily journal and
began keeping an annual summary called "Year In Review"
about 15 years ago. That year, my
income doubled. Then it doubled again the next year, and again
how strong the correlation between income and time is
(particularly for self employed people), I began looking for areas
I needed to tighten the belt on.
One was how much time I
spend trying to help other people. I believe we're obligated to help those who
want to help themselves but can't, not those who can but won't.
years, I've coached hundreds of job seekers, and even more speakers trying to get their
speaking careers going.
that I was often working harder
to help these people than they were working to help themselves,
Now when I agree to help people in need, the first condition is
that the minute they don't do what they say they're going to, I
won't waste my time trying to help them - ever again.
didn't accomplish everything you wanted to in the first quarter
of 2015, you're not a loser. You're normal.
No one got as much accomplished in the past three
months as they
would have hoped for on January 1st..
difference between the winners and losers is that losers are the
ones who honestly don't know how they spent the last three
tell you how they spent each day, and why. It's not all about
work. It's just about spending each day intentionally, with
purpose, on purpose. This is why I implore everyone to keep some
sort of a personal journal to look back on.
Here are a
few excerpts from my journal for 2015:
Had red beans and rice for lunch. Man I love this
stuff. I must have been Cajun in another life.
Bahamas: Met Don Felder of the Eagles and had him autograph a
$100 bill. Just seemed appropriate for the man who wrote Hotel
Paducah, KY: Turned over
130,00 miles on Honda today and oil pressure switch went out.
First time it's ever had an issue. No wonder Honda is winning.
Houston, TX: Management seminar at Humble Civic Center
today. Found love note from my beautiful bride in my
suitcase. Unfortunately, ice storm hit Nashville and
flights are being cancelled. Not sure when I'll make it home.
Your journal doesn't
have to extensive to be helpful. Just creating the habit of
documenting where your time went will feel like you just added
days to your months and months to your life.
You still may not
accomplish everything you'd like, but at least you'll know where
your time went.
To Your Success,
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