Job Search Success Hinges on Trump’s 5 Most Popular Words

Job Search Success Hinges on Trump's 5 Most Popular Words

Job search, follow Trump’s 5 words

Job search is heard. For a job seeker, presenting a polished image is a key to winning an employment. Whether you agree or disagree with Trump’s policies or rhetoric, Trump is a master at the art of the English language. In fact, study shows  Trump’s presidential win is attributed to his skillful use of certain key words during his campaign.

As employers, we all know the importance of winning over customers and learning from winners. A job seeker can certainly learn from Trump’s art of the words and use them properly to help enhance her chances of landing a dream job.


Donald Trump says... We don’t win anymore. It will change. We will have so much winning if I get elected that you may get bored with winning. Believe me. You’ll never get bored with winning. You’ll never get bored! Work hard, be smart and always remember, winning takes care of everything!

You the job seeker: “I want to work for your because you are a winning organization;” “Winning strategies;” “A winning team.”


Donald Trump says…  “We need to build a wall on the Mexican border. We are going to make great trade deals. We are going to bring back our jobs. We will totally dismantle Iran’s global terror network.”

You the job seeker: “We are a progressive firm;” “We are one team;” “We work hard to satisfy our customers…”


Donald Trump says.. “You have to be much smarter, or it’s never, ever going to end. I’m, like, a really smart person.”   (about the 2016 Republican Convention) Trump said his team will “make it interesting and informative, but also smart and different.”

You the job seeker: “We need to be smart with our strategies and plans;” “Smart customers demand smart solutions.”


Donald Trump says… Yesterday was amazing — 5 victories. (on first time voters in their 60s) That’s so amazing…it’s so amazing. (on next steps after winning the Nevada Caucus) It’s going to be an amazing two months.

You the job seeker: “It’s an amazing product;” “What an amazing organization.” “Amazing efforts.”


Donald Trump says… (on meeting with the Republican National Committee officials) … a terrific meeting. (on Obamacare) Repeal and replace with something terrific. (on newly-elected Muslim London mayor) If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing.

You the job seeker: “It’s a terrific meeting;” “I really enjoy your terrific mentorship;” “You have a terrific team. I would love to be part of it. ”

In the real world, all employees or employers are disposable. What holds an employment relationship together in a successful firm is a simple philosophy, described by management expert Benjamin Wey:

We are smart people on a winning team doing amazing work for our terrific customers.”

In any job interview, you should always keep in mind: “What unique value proposition am I bringing to this amazing organization? What sets me apart from others?”

Isn’t that smart and terrific career advice? (Yes, I am paraphrasing Trump.) America has so much potential and so do you, the job seeker. Be bold, be aggressive and be confident in yourself. You will be just fine. Good luck job seekers.



Everyone needs job.

Long ago, one could get a job with a company and, 40 years later, retire from that same company. Those days are long over, and most of us will have numerous employers before our working lives end. So long as you are the one deciding when to quit, that’s cool. As we all learned during the financial crisis, though, a lot of companies in times of trouble do the deciding for you, and you wind up unemployed through no fault of your own.

That isn’t going to change any time soon, but here’s some advice on how to know when it’s time to jump before you get pushed:

The first clue that you probably need to leave is when top management announces major changes.Think about it: If things were going well, there’d be no reason for change. Business is a conservative environment; you don’t fix things that aren’t broken. Risk is acceptable only to the extent that the rewards justify it. If the rewards are shrinking, you are forced to change. “Adapt or die” is code for update the resume.

Are you part of the team to implement “Project X,” which has been delayed twice and has a new project manager and the budget has been redefined? This is change that isn’t being implemented well.

Do you walk past the conference room and the corner offices and see the big wigs in closed-door meetings all day? Their time is valuable, or at least expensive, and every minute they are together, they aren’t running their own fiefdom in the firm. So whatever it is they are discussing is serious. And when serious things go well, those meetings are short, and they leave the doors open. Long meetings with the door shut means review your LinkedIn profile.

Another hint is to check out the conditions in the accounting department. Are the bean counters working late? Sometimes this is perfectly normal, like right before a regularly scheduled audit. But if the last audit was a few months ago and these guys are burning the midnight oil, it might be a sign that there is more money going out than there is coming in.

Related to that, for those of you who get reimbursed for expenses (travel or whatever), do you get your expenses paid easily and quickly, or is it like pulling teeth weeks, even months, after the fact? If they aren’t paying you, and you’re part of the team, what outside suppliers aren’t getting paid? Probably most of them. And why? Because there isn’t enough cash to take care of everyone.

Did you just get a promotion without a raise attached? Does this promotion give you greater responsibility, or as the bullshitters in H.R. call it, “scope for professional growth?” Without more money, they are trying to get more out of you for free. Let’s try a thought experiment. What would happen if you go to the grocery store and get a loaf of bread and a pound of butter, and offer only to pay for the bread? Even if you call the free butter “a unique professional opportunity,” you aren’t leaving with the stuff. If they don’t want to pay you more for extra work, there could be trouble across the company.

Ever been at a company that has a hiring freeze? Someone leaves the company, and the desk sits unoccupied for months or permanently. It could be that the company has outgrown the need for a person in that role, but more likely, not filling that seat saves some cash. And if you’ve been given some of that person’s duties (without a raise), then you should see if that interview suit still fits.

To get rid of a lot of people at once, management sometimes likes to redraw the organizational chart. Have you had four different supervisors this year? Has your department changed names three times? Are you on a different floor or on the opposite side of the building just because? Beware of employees playing musical chairs.

How’s morale? It’s quite possible for you to be totally miserable, but everyone else is thrilled to pieces to get to work every morning. Or are you the happiest camper in the company despite crying yourself to sleep every night? Bad morale is hard to fix. Better to leave.

When you get to work, do you know what you are supposed to do? Or have they moved the goalposts so many times you have no idea where to begin? You have a function within the organization that contributes to the success of the whole, and if you don’t know what that function is and how it fits into the overall operation, maybe no one else does either.

If you’ve been in the company a couple of years, how many new faces are there? If the answer is “a lot,” that means many people have left. High turnover is never a good sign. You probably ought to join the exodus.

Some people think that quitting a job means that they have failed somehow. Rats abandoning a sinking ship, and that kind of thing. That’s the wrong way to look at it. You’re just firing your employer for failure to perform. If they can do it to you, you ought to be allowed to do the same.