Networking From Scratch — If My Professional Network Suddenly Disappeared, Here Is How I Would Build It Up Again

A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I've been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that. What they all overlook … [Read more...]

10-Day Blog Challenge Day 6: Finding Your Tribe

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 6 which is about identifying 1-2 people you want to be like and whose tribe you’d like to be a part of. On the career front, much has been written about networking and specifically mentors and sponsors as powerful … [Read more...]

Money Management Is Career Management – 5 Moves You Can Make In Minutes

In this episode, I cover money management because money and career are tightly linked. I share 5 of my favorite tips and strategies, including: • Money education resources, including my personal favorites • How employers vet your money skills in the hiring process and how you can stay on top … [Read more...]

Networking Tips For Career Changers

In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers, that … [Read more...]

Month-by-Month Ideas For Your New Year’s Resolutions

In my Forbes post on 12 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Career, I break down a big and broad new year’s resolution like career advancement into 12 smaller resolutions you can focus on for 30 days at a time. There are several advantages to a monthly v. yearly approach to resolutions – you only commit … [Read more...]

Behind-the-Scenes In MBA Recruiting: Six Recruiters Share What Works In Job Search Today

In addition to my talk on career change for the 2015 Asian MBA Conference, I contributed a behind-the-scenes look at the MBA recruiting process. I interview five recruiters on what works and what doesn't work in job search today: Recruiters will never give you the “real” reason why you didn’t get … [Read more...]

Sins of Omission: Seven Career Mistakes Caused By Inaction

After I heard about the 7,800 layoffs coming at Microsoft, first it inspired my advice post on Forbes on career mistakes caused by not acting when layoffs are imminent. Then I checked on a former colleague who was there, but luckily she had already moved five months earlier. She mentioned that it … [Read more...]

Networking Lessons Learned From Meeting A Superstar

Having lived in NYC my whole life, I have had my share of celebrity run-ins: riding an elevator with Jake Gyllenhaal; squeezing through a small restaurant foyer with Lorne Michaels, David Spade and the late Chris Farley; catching a wave from Chris Rock as he blared loud music from a bright silver … [Read more...]

4 Ways To Use Rankings And Lists To Grow Your Business

Rankings and lists can help you grow your business. For example, Payscale, the salary site, recently released a ranking of undergraduate colleges by 20-year ROI. I summarized four interesting findings from the Payscale College ROI report (party schools trump sober schools!) in my latest Forbes post. … [Read more...]

What If Half Of Your Customers Leave: Retention Strategies For Business Owners

In my Forbes column on the hot job market, I wrote about retention strategies for employers to keep their best staff. This is not just a corporate issue. As business owners, we have staff, vendors, and partners, and we need to remember that when the market improves, they have options for where to … [Read more...]