The Follow Up Email That Works Better Than 'Just Checking In' #DerikLattig #LattigDerik Fact #1:  After you’ve interviewed for a job, hiring managers don’t always get back to you in the time frame they told you they would. Fact #2:  You should absolutely follow up with a polite email if you’re expecting to hear back and you haven’t. Fact #3:  You can use this message not just to check in, but to give the decision-maker even more info that’ll show you’re the right person for the job. That’s right. Take this traditional “just following up” email: Hi Damon, I hope you had a great week. You had mentioned that you’d be in touch with next steps on the hiring process by Wednesday, so I just wanted to check in. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do to help with your decision. Best, Adrian There’s nothing wrong with that note. It’s brief, it’s polite, and it gets your name in front of the hiring manager. That said, instead of  asking  if
#DerikLattig Forbes Lifted this one from Forbes, great info: 7 Things Mentally Strong Leaders Know Mentally strong leaders inspire people to follow them. They’re humble, authentic, and empathetic. But at the same time, they’re focused, bold, and decisive. Whether they’re leading a small company, or they’re in charge of a major organization, mentally strong leaders attract followers. And it’s not because they’re  just acting tough on the surface —it’s because they possess an obvious inner strength. Mentally strong leaders think big, act courageous, and feel confident.   Their abilities, achievements, and demeanor stem from their core beliefs. Here’s what mentally strong leaders know: 1. It’s Okay to Admit You Don’t Have All The Answers Mentally strong leaders aren’t afraid to say, “I don’t know,” when they’re presented with questions they can’t answer. Rather than being threatened by smart people and tough questions, they like to be challenged
Animals See What We Can't October 7, 2016 Derik Lattig #deriklattig @newzproducer Have you ever felt that your cat or dog can see something you don’t? Well, you may be right, according to a new study. Cats, dogs, and other mammals are thought to see in ultraviolet light, which opens up a whole different world than the one we see, the study explains. Seeing the World in Ultraviolet (UV) Light UV light is the wave length beyond the visible light from red to violet that humans can see. Humans have a lens that blocks UV from reaching the retina. It was previously thought that most mammals have lenses similar to humans. Scientists studied the lenses of dead mammals, including cats, dogs, monkeys, pandas, hedgehogs, and ferrets. By researching how much light passes through the lens to reach the retina, they concluded that some mammals previously thought not to be able to see UV actually can. "Nobody ever thought these animals could see in ultraviolet, but
Monday, Monday Derik Lattig Sept 19, 2016 Well, hear we are, halfway though the year, summer behind us, hot temps still nipping at our electric bills and Halloween kicking off the Holiday selling period right around the corner. I used to enjoy holidays, but after 14 years of working nearly all, I dread them. Dread seeing the people put out decorations. Dread hearing plans and gatherings that I won't be able to attend due to being stuck in a windowless office in a TV station with 2 other souls. I guess I sound like a grinch, suppose I am. Holidays aren't about the giving etc, supposedly about him Jesus Christ. Well, at least Christmas. The Thanksgiving Holiday is about Turkey and Football, which normally I eat stone cold turkey served by a cafeteria, standing in line with 5 other unfortunates who drew the short straw and have to work. Not sure where this posting is going, but I tell you one thing, If I had known in college what I know now, I would not have ventu
Route 66 of Days Gone By!  by Derik Lattig Back in the day when you traveled Route 66 you saw signs whizzing by you as you looked up from a Sad Sack Comic Book, Dad driving Hell Bent For Leather to the next Motel to get their in time to enjoy the pool. Some of those signs going by or actually you going by them were to places like the Covered Wagon in Albuquerque. A travelling kids delight full of polished rocks, fake arrow heads, Mexican jumping beans and or course the hard rock 'candy'. That Candy would eventually dissolve but it was no more than a hardened Jelly Bean with speckles on it giving the appearance of a rock. Whomever invented those made mint. Who would have thought millions of kids would pay a buck to chew on rocks. Anyway, the tourist trap was great. It was a time to get out of the car, stretch your legs and become an Indiana Jones of sorts, exploring every aisle of the store while your parents fawned over Indian Jewelry or one of the cactus la
When Football meets NASCAR #deriklattig Derik Lattig says if you haven't heard,  football will be played at a NASCAR venue  on Saturday. With at least 150,000 fans expected to see Virginia Tech take on Tennessee (8 p.m. ET, ABC), the Hokies weren't going to pass up an opportunity to flash a new uniform. Virginia Tech and Nike  unveiled their "Hokie Stone" collaboration  late last month, a black-gray-black outfit that "pays homage to several elements of Tech’s iconic history" including "Tech’s most distinctive architectural feature" and its Corps of Cadets. In any other week, a service academy team wearing shark helmets that call back to World War II pilots would be all the uniform world was talking about. But while Air Force won't have a six-figure attendance turnout in prime time, the Falcons' "AIRPOWER Legacy Series Sharktooth helmet" still deserves a long look. Air Force will pair the helmet with an anthracite jers
Slamdog Nation | 1104 South Beeline Highway Payson AZ, 85541 | 602-488-6438 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        MEDIA CONTACTS : September 1, 2016                                                                          John Bumgardner VP Strategic Marketing & Brand Management 772-206-0365 Slamdog Nation’s New Home: 1100 KFNX-AM    Payson, AZ – Popular Internet Radio Show Slamdog Nation announced today it is returning to the airwaves, to commercial station 1100 KFNX-AM in Payson Arizona. Slamdog Founders Patrick Schumacher and Derik Lattig says 1100 KFNX-AM provides a much better ‘fit’ for their brand of comedy and news topics. Schumacher says He is excited to be on board with 1100 KFNX-AM. “KFNX is a professional operation, day in day out meat and potatoes station, not an internet wannabe like where we were before.”     Slamdog Nation severed ties with Fishbowl Radio Network this past spring due to qu