Archive : Finding a career (171)

June, 2018

Leverage unfair advantages in order to get the power to fix them

February, 2018

Commitment is essential for doing something that matters

December, 2017

Children’s books that made me rethink careers

March, 2017

What it’s like to have a career you love: Not what you think.

July, 2016

How to be brave in your choice of career

October, 2015

Stress reduction for the INFP: Your inner life is your hidden strength.

September, 2015

A hidden job market for people who love art

January, 2015

Career trajectory of the fast-rising star

November, 2014

How to get a career that provides stability

October, 2014

How to love the job you have right now: Focus on one good thing

August, 2014

Are you a cross-trainer or a dilettante?

May, 2014

How to cope when you’re in a dying industry

February, 2014

Wrong job or wrong career? Here’s how to tell.

December, 2013

Most popular posts of 2013

September, 2013

Get an internship now, at age 20, 30, or 40

The big secret to a more simple life

May, 2013

Before you aim for someone’s job, look at the price they paid to get there

April, 2013

The demo reel for my reality TV show (and how to turn a failure into a success)

How to get more done when you feel stuck

March, 2013

How to make it in New York City

February, 2013

How to know if you’re on a good path

October, 2012

There are three career paths. One will fit you.

Find the right career by doing the wrong career

How to pick a career you’ll like

July, 2012

Best advice to twentysomethings: trust yourself

June, 2012

How to choose a new career

May, 2012

How to decide when to work for free

How to choose a career if your interests are wide

April, 2012

The career passion myth and how it derails you

January, 2012

How to have faith in yourself

December, 2011

Living up to your potential

October, 2011

How to know what to look for

September, 2011

Next phase of your career: design

August, 2011

Co-workers change your life

Figuring out where you fit

July, 2011

Why most career coaching fails

June, 2011

How to reinvent your career

Are you a trend spotter?

My dream job: a sex writer

May, 2011

Best alternative to grad school

March, 2011

Tsotchke, chazzerai, schmate

The workplace should be segregated. Maybe.

February, 2011

How to find the hidden job market

January, 2011

How to answer the question, What do you do?

Match jobs to personality to avoid anxiety

October, 2010

Career change looks like Halloween

September, 2010

How to take intelligent risks

August, 2010

How to be lost with panache

When you’re feeling lost, don’t hide

May, 2010

Five tips for asking better questions

April, 2010

Seth Godin talking with Penelope, live this Thursday

March, 2010

Live video chat: How to find career fulfillment

How to find the most fulfilling careers

February, 2010

Almost a review of Seth Godin’s book, Linchpin

December, 2009

How to hit a wall at work, with grace

November, 2009

How to know if you’ll be good at sales

October, 2009

We overestimate the gap between nonprofit and for-profit jobs

Obama. Wow. And one thing about work.

Blogs without topics are a waste of time

September, 2009

This week’s series: How to deal with Asperger Syndrome at work

How to find the right job for you

August, 2009

How to find work with a flexible schedule

July, 2009

How to feel steady in a shaky economy

June, 2009

What’s the connection between abortion and careers?

Career decisions shed light on health care crisis solutions

May, 2009

Career lessons from Susan Boyle’s success

Five steps to make yourself great

March, 2009

Twentysomething: Why it’s smart to quit a job after just two weeks of work

February, 2009

How to build a career as an artist

Don’t try to dodge the recession with grad school

January, 2009

How to figure out what you should be doing with your life

September, 2008

How to find meaningful work

3 Things to learn from the crashing careers of the super-rich

July, 2008

Five signs that your career is about to get vapid

June, 2008

Seven reasons why graduate school is outdated

May, 2008

How to be a good manager: Be generous

Secrets to smart decisions when you graduate from college

Why you already know what you should be doing next

March, 2008

Choosing the next company you work for: Leverage research about how Gen Y is parenting

The best career tool is self-knowledge

February, 2008

Steps to figuring out your next career move

December, 2007

What’s the right timing for graduate school?

Bad career advice: Do what you love

November, 2007

Lines blur between non-profit and for-profit workplaces

October, 2007

The real deal about Gen Y: they’re inherently conservative

Strategies for survival on an entry-level salary

September, 2007

Twentysomething: The safe route is overrated

New guest blogger: A.J. Jacobs, from Esquire magazine

Do you have a good job? Take the test

Twentysomething: Be responsible, go back home after college

August, 2007

To find a dream job today pick a path with twists and turns

July, 2007

Choose a career path that makes you scared of failure

My own marriage and the myth of the stay-at-home dad

My guest column in Time magazine: What Gen Y Really Wants

June, 2007

Career ideas for a warm summer day

Twentysomething: Young workers are impatient with good reason

Twentysomething: Problems with working at a big company

Twentysomething: The Paradox of Choice, gen-Y style

May, 2007

5 Myths about going to law school

Five situations when you shouldn’t go to graduate school

How a job can save you

Coachology: How to get into a top business school

Five situations when you shouldn’t change careers

April, 2007

Four ways to make a bad job good

A week of journalism: How to move between print and online

Paying dues is so old school

Happy Passover from my blended life

March, 2007

Try being a dilettante before changing careers

My financial history, and stop whining about your job

Coachology: Creating a path through your twenties

To find a path for your career embrace instability

February, 2007

Branch out to find work you love

Take the pressure off the process of choosing a career

January, 2007

The connection between a good job and happiness is overrated

Be nimble and creative to grow a career in ‘The Conceptual Age’

November, 2006

Answering the question ‘What do you do?’

Take the risk of specializing in order to stand out

Game plan for peaceful coexistence of kids and career

Start looking for summer internships now

October, 2006

How to succeed in China

Instead of feeling lost, look at life differently

September, 2006

Starter career: Like a starter marriage without the messy divorce

9 new ideas that may sway on-the-fence entrepreneurs

Friday smorgasbord

The new wave of entrepreneurship: Three things you need for success

What to do in college to be successful in your career

August, 2006

How to sort through career advice

Three more ways to think about career happiness

Volunteer work helps your career while you help others

How to choose a career to get the lifestyle you want

How much money do you need to be happy? Hint: Your sex life matters more

Blogger’s refrain: What am I doing here, anyway?

July, 2006

5 cautionary ideas about going to business school

Navigating the quarterlife crisis

Test the waters of self-employment without jumping in

How to find happiness: Listen to scientists who study it

Update on the list of best and worst professions

The portfolio career: To find fulfillment try simultaneous careers

June, 2006

How to reach the new American dream

Snoop on other people’s careers to gain self-knowledge

The official announcement of my blog

Get married first, then focus on career

May, 2006

Danica Patrick’s unique selling proposition

Job snobbery is misguided

The science behind the idea “Do what you love”

April, 2006

Top ten jobs to have

March, 2006

A job does not give life meaning

January, 2006

If you’re stuck, take an adventure

August, 2005

Is grad school right for you?

May, 2005

Moving back home with your parents is a good career move

Career change is inevitable, so plan for it

April, 2005

Here’s the real barrier to your career happiness

February, 2005

How to wait: Don’t

Interviewing idiots

December, 2004

Winter is the time to look for internships

September, 2004

How to choose between passion and pay

August, 2004

You only need $40,000 to be happy

June, 2004

Checklist for career change

April, 2004

Don’t be a generalist — Typecast yourself

February, 2004

A Valentine for my husband

January, 2004

Improve your performance by lying to yourself

December, 2003

Advice for starting your own business

November, 2003

Beware of big opportunities that derail you

September, 2003

9/11 two years later

April, 2003

The Q & A column: Where I (sort of) answer questions you (sort of) asked

Take Our Children to Work Day: Workplace reform can begin with you

March, 2003

If you’ve been unemployed for a while, consider a career change

February, 2003

Leave the family business to know if you should stay

October, 2002

The marital dance to figure out who stays home with the kids

November, 2001

My dad’s career change, and how to know if it’s time for yours

How to make graduate school worth the cost