Posts Tagged ‘new job’
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
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
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
Does Job Hopping Actually Guarantee an Amazingly Successful Career?
Research has found that it is normal for us to think of work in one of three primary work orientations: job, career, or calling. Given my decades of experience across a vast range of industries and multicolor-collar jobs, I’ve seen that most people get their life satisfaction outside of work. For them, a job is…Read More
How to maximize your lifetime earning potential
Your biggest salary jumps typically occur when you accept a new job at another company. Once you’re inside the system the policies for raises and promotions aren’t very flexible. Your manager has a little wiggle room, but not much. That new job offer is your chance to make the biggest impact on your lifetime earning…Read More