career advice

Actions of the Day Part 2

Random Observation/Comment #554: Spending 5 minutes a day working on a small project leads to a fairly sizable project after 3 months. Routines are quite amazing things. Challenge Set Up Continuing the first part of Actions of the Day, I decided to do a follow-up that combines actions with questions related to careers. I posted these on FB and Twitter as...

30 Things in the First 30 days

Random Observation/Comment #548: Relish the fresh start and nail the first impression. Why this list? I haven’t “started over” at a new company for 6 years. Sure, I meet people all the time through networking and can hold my own conversations, but working somewhere is like being adopted into a new family. Other families may have liked you for “being a...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Pieces of Early Career Advice

Random Observation/Comment #467: Blogposts taught me more about lifehacking, confidence, and interviewing more than any professor. Why This List? Those graduating from college often bump into a wall that I like to call “Now What?”  You did what they were told, but now that you’re in the real world, you get to tell yourself what to do and choose whether or not you can have breakfast...

Career Counseling Pt 2: Key Next Steps

Career Counseling Pt 2: Key Next Steps

Random Observation/Comment #347: Careers are rarely cookie cut, and if they are, I don’t think the person is taking enough calculated risks. Given you’ve answered all the questions from part 1 of this career counseling session, you should have a general notion about which industry you’d like to work for and which strengths/transferable skills you have to offer in this...

Early Career Advice Part 2

Early Career Advice Part 2

Random Observation/Comment #249: I’m surprised at how much career advice is out there for people, but how few people actually take it seriously. Seriously, this advice is helpful… After speaking to my personal board of directors (a.k.a. family, friends, and mentors) about career advice, I had gathered more very useful information about career development that I feel should be shared. ...

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