Not going to grad school was the best decision I ever made. Right before and following college graduation, I was dead set on going to graduate school. I knew I wanted to work in economic development. And most of my dream jobs required graduate school. But as I was studying for the GRE, poring over math problems and obscure vocabulary, I had an epiphany: Why spend all this effort forcing myself to memorize information when I could be teaching myself valuable real-world skills? In the end, instead of going to graduate school, I taught myself digital skills. These digital skills
A few years ago, when we lived and worked in New York City, our job required us to interview and hire new interns every semester. That meant that three times a year (fall, spring and summer), we’d go through the resumes we received over the last few months and interview the best candidates. For the most part, it was a painless, week-long process—that is until parents got involved. Sigh. Yes, every now and then, we’d get a phone call from a parent. On one occasion, it was to complain that his daughter had twice emailed her resume and cover letter, and she
Now that you’ve changed your mindset toward getting a promotion, you’re probably thinking okay—now what?
What steps can I take right now to start positioning myself for a bump up the ladder? How can I assure that when a job I am supremely qualified for opens up, I won’t be passed over?
Each of us has the capacity to spot career opportunities, invent products, and build businesses. What does it take to turn a small notion into a big success?
I found that creators of companies as diverse as Yelp, Chobani, and Zipcar, all share—and have honed—six essential skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on…
It’s only natural that job interviews evoke anxiety. After all, you’re put in the spotlight to ultimately answer one question: “Why you?”
But with a little practice, you’ll find it’s not so hard to convince an employer that you’re the best person for the job…
In a job interview, much of the conversation focuses on you and your potential to fill the role; to meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your skills.
But choosing to take a new job isn’t just about what you will do for the company… it’s also about what the company will do for you…