Much of what’s written is about how to express your personal brand. In fact, when I’m contacted there’s usually a disappointing pause when I say that there’s ‘no magic bullet’ to personal branding. The only thing magical is discovering what makes you unique and expressing, exuding and engaging with your unique style. Show More Summary
If you want to be an effective entrepreneur, I’d say you should have at least 10 good friends who are already successful entrepreneurs. If that sounds like a lot to you, I’d say that something is very wrong with your mindset. Few entrepreneurs succeed in isolation. Show More Summary
Whether you’re looking for your first job out of college, or your first job after 10 years with the same company, these organizational tips can help you land something fast.
Note: This is not a normal Evil HR Lady post. And, in fact, I was just going to reply via email because it’s not about HR. But, then I thought it might be of some interest to the rest of you. I find it interesting. Dear Evil HR Lady, I recently read your article, Why […]
#22 Hold In-Person Meetings and Regularly Check-In - Good relationships are maintained by staying in touch. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill understood this. Historians have found more than 1,700 letters, notes and telegrams Churchill wrote to his wife so that they would remain connected. Take a page from Churchill’s playbook. With your direct reports, stay connected [...]Show More Summary
Target the company? Yes, you heard me correctly… target the company and quit chasing the job. This is the philosophy of the Targeted Job Search which I will be writing about over the next month. As a baby boomer, I was raised to be loyal to my employer. Show More Summary
One of my cooler life experiences was being picked up by a friend after landing at the airport in El Salvador. Instead of driving to the airport, he flew there. We hopped in his plane and took a tour of the country at a few thousand feet. Then we landed at another airport and drove […]
In a decade of recruiting for countless sales and marketing jobs spanning numerous industries and locations, there is a reliable stable of tricks I’ve seen job seekers use to put themselves ahead of the crowd in any interviewing situation. Below...Show More Summary
If you haven’t heard, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill to prohibit the use of credit checks during the recruiting process. This is sure to be an interesting legislative debate and one worth watching. Not just...Show More Summary
I belong to a mastermind group, in which a member recently shared that he was suffering near financial ruin after lagging sales in his business. Business profits ebb and flow and it can be hard to know how much to save during flow times to survive the ebbs. Show More Summary
I grew up about 45 miles outside of New York City. While my parents always worked within five minutes of our house, a lot of my friends’ parents commuted in to the city. Most took the train, but some drove, and one occasionally used a helicopter. It’s hard to move millions of people in and […]
“Do what you believe in”—Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch I recently had the privilege to interview Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch: the award-winning VolunteerMatch.org service and the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. Show More Summary
In today’s economy, workers often switch jobs frequently, and even re-invent entire careers. But if your resume includes jobs in a number of industries or professions, does that signal to potential employers that you’re good at manyShow More Summary
Every day that you are granted the privilege of waking up, you are presented with a myriad of choices. Yet, there is one constant. From the richest person to the poorest. From every corner of the planet and right down to your desk, or hammock or wherever you decide to conduct business. Show More Summary
Podcast time folks - Some smart kids at Northwestern are making a run at unionizing college athletics, and I had Seth Borden, Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in NYC, join me on The CYA Report (my podcast over...
Raise your hand if you’ve come to the realization that college didn’t prepare you for the job market. I see a lot of hands. I’m not knocking college, but the skills that I’ve developed from starting a business are way more marketable than the ones that I developed in the classroom. So what do you […]
Looking for a career-boosting position that’s also work-from-home? Consider one of these firms.
The days of building a reputation offline have become a thing of the past. Today many employers are looking for candidates who are active online and in social media. As a job seeker you will want to effectively utilize these tools to...Show More Summary
The last thing your small business or startup needs is a law suit. Beyond the time and expense of going through a potentially lengthy legal battle, it’ll assuredly divert your attention away from other important priorities like running your business. And while having an attorney on speed dial is helpful, patent trouble and liability issues […]
Thinking of quitting your job? Here are some key questions to ask yourself first.