Changing Careers
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You Don’t Really Want Job Security, Trust Us

In the realm of job searching and interviewing, we often hear professionals who are looking for a new job say they are concerned with “job security.” In this economy, it seems, we’re worried more and more abou...

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Are Smart Professionals “Always Looking”?

Have you ever heard someone say “Oh, I’m not looking for a job.” Either they’re lying….or they’re not the smartest when it comes to their career. The smart professional today is always keepin...

weaklink

Putting Your Weakness Front and Center in a New Job

We all have weaknesses. And most of the time we do everything we can to hide them, work around them, and turn them into strengths. But what if we did the opposite? What if we started putting our weaknesses front and center, esp...


Connectthedots

Is Your Career “Paint by Numbers” or “Connect the Dots”?

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I simply can’t understand how you’re doing this with your career!” Take my father and I for example. My father has spent his entire career working his way up...

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Surviving Life Between Jobs

It’s not ideal to leave a job and not have another lined up, but it happens. Whether you were laid off or decided your job wasn’t right for you, it’s hard to know what to do in that strange in-between time. I left my last...

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Developing Expertise Outside Your Industry

No matter your industry, it’s almost certain you have some expertise in an industry other than your own. Maybe you’re a lawyer who loves winemaking or a CEO who dabbles in golf instruction. The things outside our da...


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Being “Tapped”

At some point in your career, you’ve likely heard the word “tapped” used to describe a high level individual zeroing in on someone within a company and personally choosing them to lead a project or department....

job-seekers101

Jobs in Your 20s – What You Need to Learn from Them

There will be times at every stage in your career where you say, “Why am I putting up with this bullshit?” There will be times when you feel like you’re not learning enough. And when it comes to your 20s, spec...

lateralmove

5 Reasons to Make a Lateral Move

We’ve talked about the career lattice, and more recently we told you about Sheryl Sandberg calling careers a jungle gym. But no matter the analogy, the truth is, the ladder conversation….is out. The Glass Hammer sco...


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Your 20′s Matter

The Big Think recently interviewed clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay and published the article “Thirty Is Not the New Twenty: Why Your 20s Matter.” The point? It’s easy for us to dismiss our 20s as times when ...