Strategy

Professional Identity, Strategy

Success through Evasion


The career of a top chef in North Carolina has a great lesson for how to succeed against competition. The lesson: Don’t. The Path Katie Button exemplifies the meandering career path that we can so often only make sense of looking back in time. She began with a biomedical engineering Masters degree from L’Ecole Centrale

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Strategy

The Best Way to Create Luck


Rob Dyrdek went from a high school dropout to become a world-renowned skateboarder, media mogul and founder of a new sports league. His success, a story of taking opportunities and leveraging small successes into larger ones, has lessons to teach anyone looking to build a career. Rob took his credential as an early professional skateboarder,

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Reader Letters, Strategy, Unemployed

For Fear of Resume Gaps


Dear Will, I wanted to give you a quick update and then solicit your advice on a resume matter. You’re far and away the best career guru I’ve ever encountered, and I thought you might be able to help. To bring you up to speed, I now work at an exciting, young company in Boston.

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Strategy

Blending Where You Want to Live With What You Want to Do


When I meet with students they often tell me that they know where they want to live and what they want to do to kickstart their career. When I ask them what they want to do they cite a specific category of organization. This is almost the right approach, but usually creates trouble. Pick Problems

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Networking, Professional Identity, Strategy

When to Take an Internship


Internships can be an effective way to make a transition out of school or into a new career. But they aren’t always the right decision. Any internship you accept should be relevant to your ultimate career goal (i.e. next permanent position) in one of two ways: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities or Domain Expertise   In

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