Alumni Career Blog

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Last year, I enjoyed reading Greg McKeown’s book “ Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less .” In it, he very persuasively argues that success comes from surveying all of one’s options (whether it be in career, family life, community involvement, etc.) and then focusing on a select few. In order...Read more

Virtual Networking 101: Career Power at Your Fingertips!

Let’s face it, not everyone is a “people person.” If you’re not, traditional networking can be exhausting: you arrive at a networking mixer fashionably late, receive your nametag, then you address your attention to the sea of people in the room. Thoughts then flood your mind, such as where do...Read more

Career Links: August 2016

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. This past month, many people around the world enjoyed watching the Olympics, surely a display of talent, focus, discipline and practice if there ever were one. But don’t kid yourself - looking for and successfully landing a job is every bit as demanding and stressful as...Read more

Practice the fundamentals of career mastery with us this month!

Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU News. For all the praise that is poured on the “natural talent” of people who are good at what they do - whether that activity is competing in the Olympics or mapping out strategy in the boardroom - research often shows that talent is not the...Read more

Recommended Reading: Work Clean

When I went through school, opportunities to discuss how work gets done, and how to set up the conditions for maximum work success, were few and far between. I learned more about how to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment doing word processing for a bank (we wrote a...Read more