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

– Posted in: career change, marketing yourself, networking

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 other professionals in highly [...]

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

– Posted in: career coaching, negotiate and close the offer, networking, overall job search skills

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 selected for an interview [...]

Small Company v. Big Company: How To Decide The Right Company Size For You

– Posted in: career coaching, career management, networking

This career advice post on company size as a career decision factor originally appeared in my career column for Money.com and Time.com as Fortune 500 or Startup? How to Tell What Size Company is Right for You. This is the unedited version: Is it better to work with a Fortune 500 company or a start-up? [...]

How An Unrelated Hobby Can Be A Powerful Sales And Marketing Tool

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, marketing yourself, networking

In the fall of 2010, just two years into our business, I took a comedy class, which became an unexpectedly powerful sales and marketing tool for our business. Comedy was unrelated to anything in our business plan (except for maybe helping support my writing and creativity). But, it turned out that my comedy shows were [...]

4 Ways To Use Rankings And Lists To Grow Your Business

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, marketing yourself, networking

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. But fun facts aside, rankings and lists – Fortune [...]

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

– Posted in: entrepreneurship, networking

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 work and [...]