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Thursday, Jan 7, 2016

Warning signs your job is becoming obsolete

“Everyone’s job becomes obsolete. Nothing lasts forever. You always have to learn new skills.”

7 Steps To Developing Career Capital -- And Achieving Success

In 2007, Steve Martin was on the Charlie Rose show to talk about his memoir Born Standing Up. He talked about his rise in comedy, and Rose asked him for his advice to aspiring performers. His response? “Nobody ever takes note of [my advice], because it’s not the answer they wanted to hear. What they want to hear is ‘Here’s how you get an agent, here’s how you write a script,‘… but I always say, ‘Be so good they can’t ignore you.

Monday, Jan 4, 2016

This column will change your life: Helsinki Bus Station Theory

The theory claims the secret to a creatively fulfilling career lies in understanding the operations of Helsinki’s main bus station.

Friday, Oct 30, 2015

How to Get Any Job You Want (even if you're unqualified)

If you can prove to them that you can solve their problem, you instantly decommoditize yourself, and none of those things on paper matter as much. This is exactly how I’ve gotten interviews and job offers for positions that require masters degrees, MBAs, degrees in subjects I’ve never studied, and more years of experience than I have. So how do you prove to them that you can solve their problem? Do the job before you get the job.

Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015

The Jobs That Offer Great Work-Life Balance (and Some That Don't)

According to a new survey from career website Glassdoor, while work-life balance has continued to decrease over the past six years, there are still areas where employees are happy with the amount of time they spend on the clock.

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Salary Negotiation - Make More Money, Be More Valued

Your salary negotiation — which routinely takes less than 5 minutes to conclude — has an outsized influence on what your compensation is. Compensation can include money or things which are more-or-less fungible replacements for money, but it can also include interesting things which you value from “more time with your family” to “opportunities to do tasks which you find fulfilling” to “perks which make a meaningful difference in your day-to-day quality of life.

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Leonardo Da Vinci's Resume

Before he was famous, before he painted the Mona Lisa and the Last Supper, before he invented the helicopter, before he drew the most famous image of man, before he was all of these things, Leonardo da Vinci was an armorer, a weapons guy, a maker of things that go “boom.” And, like you, he had to put together a resume to get his next gig. So in 1482, at the age of 30, he wrote out a letter and a list of his capabilities and sent it off to Ludovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Career Decisions

Whenever you make a decision on what step to take next in your career, I think it is worth considering the following factors. Depending on your stage of life or career, different factors become more or less important.

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