Success comes from the mastery of a core set of skills that can be applied to any position, field or company. When you practice and strengthen these skills in your work, you’ll rise to the top. Over at US News today, discover the crucial talents you need to launch your career. Read it here.
You know successful people create goals and rise early, but what about the things they avoid? In order to have good habits, you have to get rid of the bad ones. Over at US News today, I share ten things you’ll probably never see a successful person do. Read it here.
When you’re comfortable in your job, it can be both a blessing and a curse. Job comfort can mean security and career advancement, but it can also mean boredom, depression and existential crises. Over at US News today, I talk about the pros and cons of settling into a job. Read it here.
Sending out lots of résumés with no responses? Or perhaps you’re getting interviews, but not the job? While it may feel like you’re doing everything in your power to land a new job, if you’re having trouble closing the deal, it’s time for another look. There are probably obvious reasons why you’re not getting the job, and over at US News I talk about three to take into consideration. Read it here.
Update: this post has also been published on Yahoo! News here.
Do you often find yourself daydreaming of doing something better? Here’s the thing: Most people should not make their passions their professions. Over at US News, I share three common reasons why people want to pursue their passions, and why those are completely misguided. Read it here.
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.
Update: this post was also picked up by AOL jobs here!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.