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Dear College Senior: Here's Some Advice for Your First Job After College

Many years ago, I was where you are now — needing to find my first job after college. With the benefit of hindsight, here are seven things I recommend you look for. (You may not find a job with all of these, so prioritize according to what&rsq…

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Create Your Personal Mentor Program (You don't need a company-sponsored initiative!)

If you’re waiting for your company to assign you a mentor, stop waiting! This is something you can easily do for yourself. Here’s how: Step 1: Recognize that a mentor is anyone you can learn from. Everyone has experiences and knowledge …

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Nov. 20, 2020

Take Another Peak

Take Another Peak

What goes up…must come down. We’ve all heard this before. In fact, you probably could have finished the sentence on your own. A basic lesson in gravity. Luckily, this isn’t true for personal performance. You work hard to reach a…

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Wise Advice I Didn’t Want (but listened to anyway)

I started my career as a lawyer at a large law firm. I didn’t enjoy the work and my bosses were jerks*. It was the wrong job for me and I was miserable. I fantasized about the day I could strut in and announce, “This place is horrible. Y…

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What To Do When New Employees Get Paid More Than You Do

Have you ever had a nagging feeling that someone who was recently hired at the company you work for is being paid more than you?  You could ask, but it takes time to get to know them well enough that they will share it without hesitation. …

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A Crystal Ball for Your Career

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when making decisions about your career. Am I doing what I need to do to be successful? Should I change jobs? Is there a better opportunity I’m passing up? It’s also easy to wish you had a crystal ball…

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