Top 10 Tips for a Rewarding Career

I’ve made a ton of mistakes in my professional career. Some of them were painfully embarrassing and humiliating. But several of the most powerful lessons I learned along the way helped frame the commencement address I delivered for…

Career Resolutions

How do you know when it’s time to make a change in your professional life? There is no simple answer for everyone, but I really appreciate this quote from Steve Jobs: I’ve seen so many people spend years…

Freelancing vs. Full-Time – Which is Better?

Do you prefer being a full-time employee or working as a freelancer / consultant? Is one a better choice than the other? Which is right for you? Great questions. I’ve helped a lot of people transition from employee…

Forget Everything You Learned

Why? Because everything you learned regarding writing a resume rarely works – including what you hear from the outplacement firms and recruiting consultants who are actually paid to do this. But don’t fret – I’ll present you with…

Why Do You Want to Work for Us?

People often ask me: During an interview, how should I answer the question “Why do you want to work for us?” This question is so popular that it is definitely worth considering before you interview. First, here are…

Nearly 50% of Successful People Suffer From This

Me: Tell me about an accomplishment you consider to be the most significant of your career so far. Woman: [Long pause] Umm, I’m not sure any of my accomplishments have been that significant. Me: What about the website…