The psychology of making huge career jumps

Some observations on making huge career jumps, your friends, and your own psychology... It's easy to go through your career taking the same paths others did before you. But small, simple tweaks can make a huge difference in your lifetime. One of my readers, Alexander, writes: "I'm reviewing NIH grant proposals right now and seeing your tweets made me think ...

Resume Boot Camp: 3 common mistakes people make

In college, most people use their free time to drink, watch sports, or make lewd comments about women. By contrast, I quietly and systematically polished my resume for over 100 man-hours in college until it gleamed perfection. I know, I know...this is what makes me irresistible to women. Anyway, a few months back, I got in touch with Brazen ...

Negotiate Like an Indian: I taught my friend how to negotiate an $8,000 salary increase

What would you do to get an $8,000 raise? I taught my friend how to negotiate an $8,000 increase in salary and a 50% boost in equity in 4 hours. And this was after she's committed the cardinal sin of negotiating: revealing what her salary expectations were. This is the kind of thing we all know we "should" ...

What’s the best investment you’ve ever made?

As you know, I think people who try to save money on everything are fools. I've previously written about how this woman should spend $2,000 on a computer course, and how you should stop being a loser and pay money to save money. I've also written about the best $20 you can spend. Today I want to know this: ...

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New ebook: Recession-Proof Your Career

Today, I'm thrilled to unveil a free 30-page ebook for anyone who wants to recession-proof their career. If you're a recent college graduate, you're probably struggling with finding a decent job in this down economy. In fact, it's tough for anyone right now. Just like with personal finance, most of us will shrug our shoulders, accept the circumstances, and assume ...

Ramit’s Inbox: An email from a very confused guy who can’t find a job

Here's an email exchange I just had with a guy who lost his job and isn't sure what to do next. There is a lot of good info here, and you're going to learn about planning ahead and not making the same career moves everybody else does. Note that this guy writes emails that are 10x too long (which is ...