What Business Development Skills Do I Have? What Skills Do I Need?

5 Skills You Can Use to Transfer Into a Sales Career (That You Probably Already Have) So the sales track has caught your eye. Maybe your friend has bragged about the commission, or you’re sick of spending your days in front of a computer having zero interaction with others. However, you can’t think of a single skill that’ll help you land the role. The first place to start is to ask yourself, “Have I done anything related to sales?” Before you immediately throw in … Continued

I Didn’t Get The Job — How Do I Stay Resilient?

Your 4-Step Plan for Bouncing Back When You Don’t Get the Job Offer “Thanks for your interest, but we’ve decided to go with another candidate.” This is a crappy email to receive, particularly when you thought you had it in the bag. The exceptional opportunity that you believed was a perfect fit is no longer on the table. It seemed like an offer was definitely in the works, too; after all, you’d sent them references upon request, and even briefly chatted about … Continued

How To Be More Efficient!!

8 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Unproductive and Need to Get Back on Track Plenty of people are busy. Staying busy is easy. It’s a lot harder to be productive. Think about it—busy people are organized. They check things off their to-do lists. They get things done. Productive people do all that—but they check the right things off their to-do lists, and they get the right things done. They execute in ways that make the biggest difference for their company and for themselves. … Continued

Self-Improvement — How Do I Do It?!?!

How I Trick Myself Into Doing Things I Don’t Want to Do Every single night, when I’m finishing up at my desk and am about to shut down for the day, there are a few things I always do. Prepare For The Next Day First, I write a to-do list for the following day so that I can be sure to get all of those lingering thoughts and reminders out of my brain and down on paper. Next, I clean … Continued

Uh Oh!! I Don’t Want To Blow This Job Interview!!!

The Mistake That’ll Sink Your Chances of Landing a Job That’s Slightly Out of Reach Job searching’s a balancing act. You have to find time to hunt, while doing your job. You have to come off as enthusiastic, but not desperate. And you have to pull off sounding confident, but not arrogant. Many aspects can feel a bit like walking a tightrope, and writing about your qualifications in your application is no different. You want to speak highly of your abilities and make it … Continued

Make My Emails Compelling!!!

4 Quick Fixes That’ll Ensure Everyone Responds to Your Emails (On Time, Too) You’re in front of your computer reading an email that a colleague sent you. You get to the end and read the whole thing through once more—and, even after that, you’re still left with one big question: What does this person want you to do with this? We’ve all been on the receiving end of those messages. They’re written unclearly and don’t contain a direct ask. So, you’re left wondering … Continued

I Need Help! How Can I Improve?!?!

43 Simple Habits That’ll Improve Your Life (Even if You Just Pick One) It’s sometimes the little things that make all the difference in forming healthy, productive, positive habits. Now, I don’t expect you to do all of these (nor do I do them all myself). But hopefully you find one or two (or more!) that enrich your experiences. Here we go! 1. Do the Gratitude Snooze The key to happiness is to appreciate what you already have (or so I say). … Continued

Help!! It’s My First Job!! What Do I Do To Get Ahead?

11 Life Lessons Every Professional Should Know (Before It’s Too Late) 80,000 hours. That’s how long you can expect to work over the course of your lifetime. I’m personally well on my way, approaching the 35,000-hour mark by now. I’ve had a long and winding career path. First, in the accounting department of an airline. Then, at an investment bank. Finally, I spent about 14 years at Microsoft. Now, I’m an entrepreneur and career coach. Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about … Continued

Be A Leader!! Create An Inclusive Team!!

The 5 Things All Inclusive Leaders Do Every Single Day Truth:  Work may be the only place you regularly have to get along with people you might not otherwise choose to interact with. In fact, as you read this, it’s likely you pictured a certain person in your head. Be An Inclusive Leader! But that’s one of the reasons why being an inclusive leader is so important. If no one’s setting the example on your team, it becomes far too easy for … Continued

How Do I Get My Interviewer To Like Me?

4 Small Talk Tips That’ll Instantly Make Your Interviewer Like You More You have a job interview fast approaching, and that jittery feeling is already brewing in the pit of your stomach. Sure, there’s plenty to be nervous about. You’re worried about being able to make it to the office on time without getting lost or stuck in traffic. You’re anxiously preparing answers to common interview questions so you can knock your responses out of the park. You’ve researched the company relentlessly, … Continued