September 16th, 2016
How do you know when to make a career change?
Sometimes, the right path isn't clear.
Senior year of college, I had a great job offer. It would have impressed my friends and parents, I would have made a lot of money — but there was something in the back of my head saying no.
My other option was to stay ...
May 27th, 2016
There are two types of people who stumble onto this page.
Either you love your job and hope to crush your performance improvement plan, so you can rise through the ranks of your company.
Or you really don’t love your job. You’d rather do something else you’re passionate about -- where you’re respected, appreciated, and paid ...
May 20th, 2016
Here’s a dirty secret about performance reviews your HR department doesn’t want you to know.
Any performance review, even a bad one, can hand you the ammunition you need to get a significant raise (10%-50%) in as little as 6 months.
Sound crazy? Hear me out. I’ve got the proof to back it up. So if ...
April 29th, 2016
I found a woman who writes research papers for people on Fiverr.
For $5, she’ll take your assignment, dig through mountains of research, compile her own notes, and write a quality, cited piece for you.
Can you believe it? I cringe when I think about how much she earns for an hour of work. It’s not ...
April 4th, 2016
When I went on my book tour in 2009, the economy was in the toilet. I went to 13 cities – places like LA, San Francisco, Denver (AKA “Menver,” as I was bitterly told by the guys there), and Salt Lake City.
No matter which city I was in, the local news directors all had a curious pattern: They all wanted ...
March 31st, 2016
Imagine this just happened to you:
After 3 years of working with the same company and getting nothing but pitiful 1% to 3% "cost-of-living" raises, you decide you’ve had enough. You want more responsibility, pay, and challenging work.
You schedule a meeting with your boss and artfully ask for a promotion
Without flinching, she says, “Yes. Let’s do ...