Is Do What You Love the Worst Career Advice Ever?

In a linear world, loving something and doing it for a living would always be the right career choice. End of article. End of all career blogs. Take your marbles and go home. But tempting as it is to live a life of simple aphorisms, life is not one-dimensional. At least not for me. Sure…some […]

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How Transferable Skills Can Help You Change Jobs

Basically transferable skills are job skills that can make the leap from one job or career to another no matter what they are called. But since job titles and terms can at times seem very different from the real underlying skills, you may have to help a prospective employer understand why your experience is right […]

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5 Important Things To Know About Career Change

If you are thinking about a major career change, there are five very important things I want you to know: There is no one-size-fits-all formula, road map or GPS Career transition can take time – sometimes years You need to give yourself permission to make wrong turns Certain friends and family will very likely think […]

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What Is a Career Story (and How Can It Help You Find Your New Job)?

We see advice about having a good career story all over social media nowadays…but not everyone knows what that means. So I figured I’d give you an example of a career story from my own work life that I hope will help you in turn create your own career story! But first as promised…what is […]

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20 Things You Can Do To Open Up New Possibilities at Work and Beyond

Sometimes I like to go back and look at what I’ve written over these past 3+ years (eeek!) since I’ve been blogging about work and careers. One of my favorite posts – although admittedly not my biggest traffic-getter – is about something I call job morphing.  Job morphing is a way of taking a work […]

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Are You Sick and Tired of Job Search Advice?

A reader sent me a polite well-written e-mail basically telling me my recent career pro job search advice post was drivel, and she was sick and tired of hearing the same old advice again and again from job search experts and professionals. She explained in all sincerity that she has read countless career advice from […]

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Don’t Let a Whiner’s Club Attitude Screw Up Your Interview AND Career Chances!

I know I’m risking an angry response from some of my dear readers, but seriously…I’m worried about you. Being interviewed for a job is a lot like being on camera…we interviewers see almost every flaw, including things you can’t believe we see. One of the most important things that shines through during a job interview […]

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Job Search Question of the Day: Do You Let Rules Stop You?

Now I don’t mean to encourage out and out revolt among job seekers. Orderliness in systems and in job search can be very useful. BUT, that said, there may be times when stepping outside of the rules – or at least presumed rules – can be a smart move to get your career going in […]

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How to Find the Almost Perfect Job in 10 Steps

She came to me with a bad resume, a bad cover letter, and a dream. All TEB really wanted was a new job to love.  Is that asking so much? And without giving away the ending…after a long long job search and many frustrating  almost-there moments, she finally managed to find a great job. (Oh…I […]

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10 Burning Questions for Karen Burns, Working Girl

Fellow blogger Karen Burns (Working Girl) just published her first book. With 59 jobs she tells it like it is. Check out our fun Q and A!

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