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Purpose Won’t Find You Until You Get Started

April 23, 2013

You’d think getting where you want to be in your career and life would be the big challenging facing most of us. But the truth is, for many 20- and 3o-somethings and even beyond, the challenge is often even more basic: figuring out what the heck it is you want. Not knowing what you want […]

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Teach Yourself What You Need to Know to Succeed: Lessons from The Education of Millionaires

January 25, 2012

Every college kid and recent grad should go out and buy (or borrow) Michael Ellsberg’s new book, The Education of Millionaires. Really. I feel so strongly about this that I’m sitting here thinking about who I should buy it for. I heard about Michael and his book via Mixergy, an educate-yourself website full of interviews […]

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Writers’ Roundup: January 12

January 13, 2012

Happy Friday! Looking for some weekend reading? I’ve got you covered: Creative badass Justine Musk shares a letter to the woman who thinks she wants to blog. Is that you? Did you start a blog and now want to jump ship? Over at Problogger, Kelly Kingman suggests you master the art of slow blogging. Learned […]

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Use the Changing World of Work to Your Advantage

November 16, 2011

Yesterday I spoke to the Association Media & Publishing about career development in the digital age. Specifically, how to use the changing world of work to your advantage. (Notice I’ve been doing more speaking gigs lately? That’s becoming a piece of my income pie!) Taking advantage of trends in the workplace is a topic I’m […]

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Wanting to Love Your Job Isn’t Asking Too Much

November 3, 2011

I had an email conversation yesterday with a friend who doesn’t love her job. Well, she loves it sometimes. But on other days, it’s super stressful with long hours and not particularly fulfilling. This friend is a glass-half-full type, so whenever she’s feeling stressed to the max, she points out the parts of her job […]

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A chance to use your online network for good

May 12, 2011

I’m helping Think Out Loud, a radio show in Oregon, with an experiment: Can a few digitally connected people help a job seeker who’s not networked online? Carol Castle worked for a paper mill in Portland, Ore., for 25 years before getting laid off two years ago, one of the recession’s many victims. She has […]

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13 Tips for Job Hunters (because I’ve been there)

October 6, 2010

Since sharing some exciting news about my new job, a few friends and readers have asked, “What worked for you in your job hunt?” There are ways to look for a job, and there are smart and strategic ways to look for a job. In this competitive market, you're far more likely to succeed if […]

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