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George A. Santino – Never Give Up

From a very young age, George A. Santino realized that if you wanted something, you had to work for it - even if that meant digging for soda bottles in trash cans. This attitude got him far in life - he received four rejections from Microsoft before they employed him in an entry level position. [...]

2017-07-25T10:12:15+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

Retirement. Now what?

The day will be here soon, or perhaps it has already arrived. You wake up in the morning, just as you’ve been doing for years, but today you have no place to go and nothing to do. Were your friends correct when they said you wouldn’t know what to do with yourself once you retired? [...]

2017-07-06T10:55:51+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

It’s Not My Job.

How many times have we heard this phrase, or its equally irritating cousin, “I only work here?” Far too many times, I’m sure. I find these words even more annoying lately as we hear so much complaining about how people should be making more money or ‘a living wage’. This is not to say that [...]

2017-04-20T13:46:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

Luck Had Nothing To Do With It.

I wrote the book Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites because I honestly thought that my story of overcoming many obstacles before eventually achieving success would be an inspiration to others. While I did get quite a few comments from people who found the recount of my life to be motivational, there [...]

2017-04-01T14:17:12+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

No means No (Sometimes)

While there are certainly times when No means No and it must be respected, such is not the case in a negotiation, sale, or interview. In these situations, No means Tell me more; at least that’s what you have to think if you want to close the deal, make the sale, or get the job. [...]

2017-03-19T11:27:32+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

The Election Is Over. Now What?

Now that we have a new president, how much will our lives really change? I’m sorry to tell you that the answer is not as much as some people hope and not as much as some people fear. The bottom line is that the president of the United States has very little impact on the [...]

2017-02-10T13:53:29+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Author News|0 Comments

A Change to My Blog.

I’ve been looking back at my previous blogs and while I thought I was writing some entertaining things, I realized that I was mostly talking about me. While I’m sure some of my friends found it interesting to see what places I’ve visited since my retirement from Microsoft, they could get the same information from [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

The Interview Tactics that Scare Off Candidates

Employers should also be careful with multiple interviewers and be sure to let the candidate speak, says George A. Santino, author of Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites.  “With multiple interviews there needs to be coordination between them,” says Santino. “Few things can turn a candidate off more than interviewing with five [...]

2017-03-04T14:46:03+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments

The Cost of Work/Life Balance

I’ve been hearing a lot about work/life balance these days from corporations and politicians. It seems that everyone wants to talk about how you can be successful at work and have a life too. In my career that was never the case. I started at Microsoft in 1991 at the ripe old age of 35. [...]

2016-11-04T14:33:43+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Author News|0 Comments