Articles on Career and Job

What to Look For in a Mentor

Before deciding to seek out a mentor, you must first determine what you hope to gain from the relationship. That means you need to spend time thinking about both your short and long term goals. Once you're fully clear on where you want to be, the selection process...

What Does a Successful Person Look Like?

How you look matters. Reflect on your close friends and family members and who you think is ahead of the game of life. How does their appearance project success? A relevant aspect of portraying success is image. Your image is compiled of your personal appearance and...

Use Mock Job Interviews to Land Your Dream Job

It's natural to feel nervous about job interviews. But you can use mock interviews to gain confidence and make a better impression on a potential employer. Preparing for a Mock Interview 1. Do your research. Act like you're preparing for the real thing, starting with...

Tips for Adults Going Back to School

Going back to school as an adult is a big decision full of challenges and rewards. You'll need to find a program that's hospitable to adult learners that balances your new coursework with your current family and career obligations. With the right planning, continuing...

The Power of Perspective: Who’s the Boss?

If your name is John Smith, guess who your real employer is? You work for John Smith. Even as an employee of another company, you're actually in business for yourself and your family. And the power this perspective provides you is limitless! Considering yourself as...

The Fear of Success: Self-Sabotage

Do you embrace success? Do you envision yourself with health, wealth, and other abundance? In going after your hopes and desires, you might be surprised to encounter your fear of success. If you find yourself achieving only small, fleeting successes, but the great...

Take a New Career for a Test Drive First

Changing careers can be challenging as you try to deal with potential pay cuts, retraining, and conducting a job search in a whole new field. Reduce your risks with these strategies that will let you try out a new career before you make a big leap. Ways to Sample a...

Successful Networking With Busy People

As luck would have it, the people with whom you most want to network are usually the busiest. Trying to connect with these people can be challenging, because there's so much competition for their time. But these busy people are often the best contacts you can have....