Hi, I'm Bob Firestone!
Author, Career Coach & Instructional Designer
A little bit about me: I spent most of the ’80s at IBM in Fort Collins, Colorado, in a technical sales role. Later I went on to hiring and managing sales people; conducting over 500 job interviews, and being responsible for the revenue targets of my department.
Then my life got turned upside down when I suffered a spine injury that left it hard for me to walk at all. I went on disability and went through a divorce. In adjusting to all of this I spent a lot of time writing about my situation. And at the same time I was looking for new work — something I could do from home.
I was writing so much (as a form of therapy) I thought why not try to write about what you know best; what I learned as an executive & what I studied in school — business, negotiation, hiring and management, interpersonal communication (sales), and organizational sociology. I was also reading a lot about self-growth and giving back.
So I grew a lot myself, starting in 2004 when I wrote the first edition of “The Ultimate Guide to Job Interview Answers” and began teaching people online what I’ve learned about business and about life.
And you know, from my experience, the only way to sustain a business is to deliver VALUE — and truly help people. Teach them. Give them something useful. Something AWESOME. Open their eyes to actionable ideas they will benefit from. This is what I try to do with my blog, the products I publish, and the private clients and businesses I consult for. I hope I can help you too.
Stick around … If you’re not careful you might learn something! ;)
P.S. — My main volunteer cause is supporting Healing Heroes Network. The men and women of the armed forces who have sacrificed on our behalf often return to the civilian working world with a tremendous skill-set and incredible experience — but it’s often not a match for what the job market has to offer them. To honor those who’ve served, I offer free job interview preparation training to the folks receiving assistance from this 501(c)3 charity.
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Comments? Suggestions? QUESTIONS? — Just email me, I want to hear from you, OK? 😎
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