I've had the privilege of being career coach to some of the world's most successful people: from college presidents to Fortune 50 C-level executives to world-class scientists. Here are commonalities among them: Read More »
Jennifer Openshaw, a personal finance expert and author, explains here how her experience being a motel maid at age 15 transformed her and what she thinks people everywhere need to do to put themselves on a path for success.
By Jennifer Openshaw
My experience as a young girl of what the term "work ethic"... Read More »
By Reid Hoffman
This post originally appeared on LinkedIn. Follow Reid on LinkedIn.
The best-selling career book of all time goes by the whimsical name What Color Is Your Parachute? But when it comes to charting a career plan, that's the wrong question. What you should be asking yourself is whether your... Read More »
Are you out of work? Or are you overworked, in a career you hate and want out? With more than 84 percent of Americans surveyed saying that they want a new job, chances are that you are unhappy and want something better. What you may not realize is that three words are holding you back. Read More »
When it comes to finding a job or advancing your career, there are numerous ways of getting ahead. Not the least of those, of course, is hard work. But a recent poll shows that a vast majority of workers credit something far more intangible -- luck.
A worldwide survey of more than 7,000 members of... Read More »
This uncertain world of work demands a new approach to managing your career. "Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent," my colleague Mike Squires, a senior technical recruiter at PayPal says. Successful careers don't just happen, it's up to you to learn the skills to build a successful... Read More »
By Wil Brawley from schedulefly.com, for Reader's Digest
In his new book, Restaurant Owners Uncorked, Wil Brawley shares advice from high-profile restaurant owners such as Phil Roberts, founder of Buca di Beppo and The Oceanaire Seafood Room; and Scott Leibfried, who appears on the hit show "Hell's Kitchen."... Read More »
You've all heard that networking is the key to managing your career. And you've probably heard that social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter can help on this front. But do you really understand exactly how to leverage these networks to improve your chances of landing a job and building... Read More »
There's nothing like a healthy dose of honesty to keep you in check and remind you about what is important. A recent blog post by Curt Rosengren for U.S. News & Word Report does just that in regards to the key to career success. It's "as easy as putting in a little hard work," Rosengren says.
"Unless... Read More »
Before Olympian Shaun White took to the slopes in 2010 men's halfpipe, an NBC correspondent asked how he thought his gold medal performance four years ago in Turin would stand up to the competition today. White acknowledged that given how much other snowboarders have worked to raise their games, it might only be... Read More »