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…

Easiest Way to Negotiate a Salary Increase – Part 1

Here’s a painful, yet fairly common occurrence. You discover that a co-working peer – who you know doesn’t work as hard (or well) as you – has a higher salary. Sometimes a lot higher. Last week I got…

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…

Discover YOUR Dream Job in 45 Minutes [Worksheet Included]

What is your dream job? It’s such an elusive question that confronts all of us at various points in our career. Perhaps during times we wake up in the morning dreading the work ahead. I don’t like this…

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…