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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

7 Steps To Landing (And Keeping) A New Job

Guest blogger George A. Santino was born into a family living in poverty in Philadelphia’s violent Tasker Street Projects. He was subjected to his alcoholic father’s fits of temper as he tried to earn money for himself by selling tomatoes from the back of a truck. A freak injury caused him to be discharged from the [...]

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