Posts Tagged ‘career advice’
Fast Company | How to handle a boss who gives you vague feedback
My first Fast Company article was published today! Most of us have experienced this problem at some point. This comprehensive guide can prevent your career from stalling. “It can be challenging to push back or ask for clarification, especially with some bosses. But, you can’t settle for ambiguity in your job requirements or fuzzy feedback on…Read More
How do you talk about a 7-year gap in employment?
My Quora answer to: “How can you present (in cover letter/interviews etc) a 7-year gap in employment up to today because you didn’t need to work and now circumstances have changed?“ It starts with confidently owning that 7-year gap and having an interesting story to tell about it. Most people dream of being able to take that much…Read More
This is Why Looking Others in the Eye Changes Your Life
Be one of the few who do. You’re at an event and meet someone. You begin talking, and things seem to be going well. But then, her gaze begins to drift. She stops making eye contact with you and starts sweeping the room, apparently looking for someone more important or more interesting, as she halfheartedly…Read More
Q&A – What are some things truly awesome bosses believe?
Question: What are some things truly awesome bosses believe? They believe in hiring people who are smarter than they are, and they don’t feel threatened by that. Likewise, they believe in hiring people who are more talented than they are in their specific profession (e.g., Design managers hiring more talented designers). They believe in hiring…Read More
Q&A – What are some keys to Work-Life balance?
Original Question: What are some keys to work/life balance? You decide what work-life balance means for you. I work a little bit every day and every night, every day of the week. Some people prefer to work Mon-Fri and be off work completely for the weekends. You decide when you will be available and hold firm to…Read More
Q&A – What was the biggest sacrifice you faced when changing career?
Question: What was the biggest sacrifice you faced when changing career? My original answer on Quora: With my most recent (and biggest) career change, the biggest sacrifice was leaving behind a Silicon Valley salary to start my own business. I was easily making a lot more money with a full-time comp package that included my…Read More
What is the point of an Invincible Career?
I talk about creating an “Invincible Career” a lot. I know. Sorry about that, but I can’t help it. I’m really passionate about the concept. You may be thinking, “What does that even mean? Why should I care? My job is rock solid, and it always will be.“ But… will it? Sooner or later, we all…Read More
New membership community and career course have launched!
I just launched my new career membership group that gives community members free access to my new course “Forging an invincible career and life” (a $297 value). If you’re interested in a group coaching experience with 52 weeks of challenges for less than $1/day, follow this link to learn more about the service and course.…Read More
A career checklist that will make your life easier next year
16 tasks for December that will help you nail your performance review, get a promotion, or even land a new job You may be thinking about the 12 Days of Christmas right now, how little time you have left in the year, and how much you need to get done. I know that the holidays…Read More
How to make requests that don’t frustrate people
I was talking with a client the other day about how to send emails to potential advisors, investors, etc. I think the natural tendency is to lead up to the “ask” because you are nervous about asking someone for their money, time, or connections. You feel like you have to tell the story and make…Read More