Career Change? Four Mistakes To Avoid When You Tell Your Story To Employers And Recruiters

If you’re attempting a career change -- from one industry to another, from one functional role to another, from a sabbatical or family leave to getting back to work – you will be telling employers, recruiters, and others in your network your STORY. You are often asked for a general story: Tell me … [Read more...]

Changing Careers Is Different From Just Changing Jobs: 10 Marketing Tips For Career Changers

I created a series of Tweets based on my latest book, Jump Ship: 10 Steps To Starting A New Career (2015, Forbes Media), and the finished list of Tweets serve as good reminders of how to navigate a career change. Here are 10 relating to how to effectively market yourself to prospective … [Read more...]

Lessons From A Type-A Career Changer: From Management Consulting To Journalism

How do you leave a well-paying, stable job for a brand new career? Archith Seshadri did just that when he left a management consultant career to pursue journalism. He has since worked on-air, in print and digitally for CBS, ABC, FOX and currently CNN. I hear from many management consultants and … [Read more...]

So You Didn’t Get A Promotion, So What

My recent Forbes column was titled You Didn’t Get Promoted, Now What and covered how to get a promotion when you didn’t: 5 strategies to get back on track for the next promotion cycle. I just as well could have written, “you didn’t get promoted, SO WHAT” because that so-what, shrug-it-off feeling is … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Use Social Media For Your Career Success

In a Forbes Leadership post, I wrote about key digital trends from Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, and the implications of digital tools and social media for your career … [Read more...]

Get Picked For Leadership: Strategies To Get Noticed For The Next Big Promotion

In my latest Forbes Leadership post I shared insights from 3 executives on how to get promoted into the executive ranks: … [Read more...]

Career Lessons From Famous Comedians – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for I love quotes. I love comedy. I love to help people with their careers. Here are 10 quotes from famous comedians that relay all the career advice you need: Louis CK: “I’m bored” is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live … [Read more...]

The Future of Leadership Coaching – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for I was excited and humbled to attend the April 30-May 2, 2014 NY gathering organized by the Institute of Coaching, a professional organization dedicated to research, education and support of executive and leadership coaching. … [Read more...]

Interview with Personal Financial Planner and Author Luna Jaffe – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for This column is still about career advice but personal finance is a career issue. As a recruiter, I have rescinded job offers because of adverse credit checks. As a career coach, I have seen even my most senior, experienced … [Read more...]

The Job Interview Skill Most Overlook But Everyone, Even The Happily Employed, Needs – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for When you’re happily employed, you probably don’t give much thought to job interviews. If you are career savvy, you nurture your network, maintain your thought leadership brand, and keep your skills updated. But actual job … [Read more...]