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The Career Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

The Career Lessons I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

'Be sincerely nice. People remember that.'

If you met your younger self, what lessons from the working world would you pass along? How would you ready yourself for your future career? Read More »

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

10 Great Things I Learned From Getting Fired

By Sallie Krawcheck There are some things worth being fired over. Sometimes your personal values don't mesh with the company's (regardless of what the company's "Values Statement" says). Back in 2008, at Smith Barney, we had sold supposedly low-risk investments to our clients. But instead of their value... Read More »

Career Lessons From ... A Dog?

Career Lessons From ... A Dog?

You can learn career lessons from books, professors, and mentors. But from ... a dog? Yes, here's what I discovered when I adopted my dog Einstein. After rejecting a pound-full of scary and/or ugly curs, I came upon an white bundle of cuteness and sweetness. He kept pawing on the cage, "Take me! Take me... Read More »

Tina Fey and '30 Rock': 7 Career Lessons

Tina Fey and '30 Rock': 7 Career Lessons

Since "30 Rock" is having its finale Thursday, we thought we would republish this article about creator Tina Fey. Take a look, and then share with us the career lessons you've learned from watching the NBC hit show or reading Fey's memoir. By Anthony Balderrama Celebrities don't always make the best role... Read More »

How To Get Ahead At Work: What I Wish My Parents Told Me

How To Get Ahead At Work: What I Wish My Parents Told Me

Don't let my bio fool you. My career has had its travails. I had to learn the following things the hard way. I share them with you here in hopes that you don't have to. Read More »

A Year After Steve Jobs' Death: 8 Career Lessons

A Year After Steve Jobs' Death: 8 Career Lessons

By Nancy Keene I had a ringside seat during the ramp-up of the personal computer industry -- serving as public relations counsel to CEOs and entrepreneurs who were re-inventing the way we would do business in the modern world. A pretty heady experience this was for me, as a young, non-engineering female, not... Read More »

3 Reasons Lance Armstrong Is Making a Good Career Move

3 Reasons Lance Armstrong Is Making a Good Career Move

Lance Armstrong is being stripped of his seven Tour De France Titles. He's going to be banned from participating in pro sports. He is in a firestorm of controversy. Everything he has worked for is being taken away. Yet, instead of fighting back, Lance Armstrong is walking away. Is this wise? As a career coach,... Read More »

4 Career Lessons From Prince Harry's Vegas Pictures

4 Career Lessons From Prince Harry's Vegas Pictures

Have you seen Britain's Prince Harry lately? Of course you have -- photos of the prince's pixelated privates have been all over the Web and the news for the past couple days. For Harry, the private-photos-made-public (thanks, TMZ) will likely result in few consequences, save a possible reprimand from his... Read More »

Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

Career Lessons From Olympic Athletes

By Heather Huhman With the 2012 Summer Olympics in full swing, we're fascinated by stories of individuals who have the vigor and dedication to truly excel at their passions worldwide. It's a likely story for Olympic athletes, but what about us common folk who are working to excel at our decidedly less flashy... Read More »

The Career Lessons Of Jeremy Lin

The Career Lessons Of Jeremy Lin

By Damian Ghigliotty, FINS.com Not many of us are 6-foot-3 Harvard graduates who can play at the level of professional basketball. That hasn't kept career coaches, along with t-shirt, sneaker and other tchotchke-makers, from cashing in on the Jeremy Lin phenomenon at the New York Knicks. Read More »

5 Career Lessons Workers Are Thankful For

5 Career Lessons Workers Are Thankful For

By Sonia Acosta It's that time of year again; time to reflect on all the bounties of 2011. Time to dig deep and think about what we are thankful for despite an imperfect economy, Kim Kardashian's shocking divorce, and all-around challenging times. Whether you're just starting out at your first job,... Read More »

History 101: Career Lessons From the World's Top Leaders

History 101: Career Lessons From the World's Top Leaders

by Alina Dizik Just because icons like Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison aren't alive today, doesn't mean their leadership lessons should be forgotten. And since history always repeats itself, there is some career advice that never seems to change. Here, we take a look at the leadership philosophies of... Read More »

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