Transition Tips

  Going through transition myself as well as working with other transitioning service members I have had an opportunity to see what works and doesn’t work and heard and experienced the frustration associated with leaving the military and finding civilian employment. The following are a list of tips I have developed over the years and […]

My Amazon Story

I received a couple of press inquiries asking me for insight into Amazon. One “staff writer” proudly proclaiming how they have already published a story today “from a former employee explaining how people even worked while on the toilet.” Thanks for the offer to share my story anonymously but that isn’t how I do business. […]

Amazon.jobs wins 2014 WebAward

Just found out that my biggest project at Amazon won a 2014 WebAward.  So proud of the work done by my partners at CKR Interactive and my friend Kat who wrote the content! What did one of the judges have to say? Amazon.jobs – “The site is exemplary in its UX, making it an intuitive […]

I’ll hire passion over passive any day!

On Friday night I met with Jeremy Langhans (@Jer425 and @bluelabeltalent) and Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) in Seattle.  During the course of our discussions I made the comment that is now the title of this blog post.  They both shared it through Twitter so here are the thoughts behind the comment. In 1995 I was a captain in the […]

Leadership Lessons from Darth Vader

Darth Vader, not exactly the nicest of bosses, so what can we possibly learn from him?  I believe we learn from everyone.  Over the years I have worked with many types of leaders, some I learned what to do and others what not to do.  I consider myself fortunate that there are far more of the […]