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Use This Technique to Write a Cover Letter that Gets You In the Door

You know you should customize your cover letter every time you apply for a new job, but where do you even start? Over at US News, I share a no-fail three-step system to build a compelling cover letter that separates you from the pack and gets you in the door. Read it here.

3 Work Habits to Cultivate Now

Our lives are a series of habits. Our brain craves habits because it wants to be more efficient. We each have good habits and bad habits, and each habit consists of the same loop: a cue, routine, and reward. Over at US News, I share the three key habits you should cultivate at work. Read it here.

Update: this post was also picked up by AOL jobs here and Business Insider here!

Forget Everything You Know About Networking

Do you cringe when you hear about networking? It has a bad rap, but networking is simply about building relationships, which is the cornerstone of both life and every success. Over at US News, I talk about five networking myths that hold you back, and how to start using networking to your advantage. Read it here.

Update: this post was also picked up by Business Insider here.

3 Techniques to Make Your Difficult Boss Love You

When working with a difficult boss, it can seem like nothing is in your control and you don’t have the power to affect positive change in your working relationship. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Today on US News, I share three techniques to be proactive and make your boss love you. Read it here.

Update: this post was also picked up by Business Insider here

6 Productive Ways to Avoid the 3 PM Slump

Three o’clock in the afternoon: the time when you can barely keep your eyes open, let alone get any work done. If you’re struggling with motivation, take heart that there are more options besides staring off into the distance. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about six ways to stay productive during your afternoon slump. Read it here.

How to Create a Self-Employed Budget

The majority of self-employed workers seek independence to be their own boss, retain a flexible schedule and build unique career paths. Still, many find that with increased control comes increased responsibility, and economic viability is harder than anticipated. Before you decide how many lattes you can afford as a self-employed worker, you need to take control of your finances. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about five steps to build your self-employed budget. Read it here.

6 Ways to Build Your Network Online

Whether you’re making a career change or trying to find potential clients to add to your pipeline, networking is your best strategy for success. You don’t have to leave your office to get started; use online networks to meet and connect with the right people immediately. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about six ways to build your network online. Read it here.

How to Do Work that Gets You Noticed

Don’t get passed over for the next raise or promotion at work. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about seven strategies to do work that gets you noticed. You’ll find effective and efficient ways to get the job done, and discover how to prepare for a successful climb up the career ladder. Read it here.

3 Salary Negotation Don’ts

When you negotiate your salary, you’re taking tangible steps toward greater self-worth, financial independence and career domination. Over at US News and World Report today, I talk about three salary pitfalls to avoid along the way. Read it here.

3 Cover Letter Tips that Will Get You the Interview

If you’re sending out endless cover letter and résumés to email oblivion, stop. Over at US News and World Report today, I talk about three strategies to make your cover letter stand out and get you in the door for an interview, where you can really shine. Read it here.

3 Shortcuts to Prepare for a Job Interview

Preparing for an interview can be a daunting process, what with the company research, question and answer prep and general calming of the nerves and intense anxiety. If you’re short on time, but still want the job, I talk about three shortcuts to use to impress and show off your best over at US News and World Report. Read it here.

5 Tips for Working While Traveling

Working while traveling, whether you’re on a business trip or trying to sneak in a bit of work while on vacation, can be incredibly productive and focused. Without office or home distractions, your efficiency can often go into overdrive. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about five tips to maximize your productivity while traveling. Read it here.