Hello everyone, newcomers as well as returning readers (I guess I can count you on the fingers of one hand…)

Come on, I don’t bite. If you disagree with what I write, if I challenge your values…at least tell your friends about it!

I want to address something totally overlooked: degrees… And the brainwashing behind it all.

A degree is nothing but a weak crutch.
It is in no way a passport. No one will open you the door to success just because…(add fluff talk here.)

Success is personal, not absolute. It is yours, and only yours. Do not copy anyone else. It’s not your life…

Do not trade WHO you are for a cliché.

No one will consider you more than anyone else even if you’re out of Harvard (or HEC for France.)

There are so many boring, unpersonal, void people with degrees that it is becoming way too common.

How common is close to mediocre?

How mediocre is close to meaningless?

Why should one pay attention to you more than anyone else?

You are your best degree. You don’t need anything more.

Employers love real-life stories, not piles of paper and memorials.

Do you know what I mean?

Unclutter. Get rid of features (degrees) and show benefits.

Don’t lie. Don’t create a fake character to please anyone.

You will get more than you expect… Only if you don’t expect anything!

In case you didn’t get it… This post is about job seeking and how HR people think and feel…

Yes, they feel! More than you can ever imagine.


Well, this was just a really quiet warm-up. Brace yourselves. 2011 is not a year like any other for me.

No complacency, no compromises, face-ripping topics and razor-sharp words!

(Not in this post. Yet, the next ones won’t be nice. This new mindset has a purpose, and it’s not pissing you off… Just kicking your butt!)