How do you set yourself apart from the hundreds of applicants competing with you for your next dream job? You may find yourself up against people with more experience or education and more prestigious job titles on their resumes. Your challenge is to let the interviewer know that you are a special person who brings … Continue reading Gifts, Talents and Skills
Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. He believes that generalists are more marketable, more productive, and more flexible, making them better candidates for almost any job. In a previous post, I wrote about Flynn’s concept of skill stacking, … Continue reading Skills You Need to Build Skills
In a previous post, I wrote that generalists are more marketable, more employable, and maybe more happy than specialists. Pat Flynn, author of How to Get Better at Almost Everything, says that becoming a generalist has made him both successful and happy. “When I specialized in guitar, I was always comparing myself to others and … Continue reading How to Get Very Good at Being Pretty Good at Everything
Which are you: a generalist or a specialist? Generalists tend to know a little about a lot of things; specialists tend to know as much as possible about just a few things. I believe that we’re hard-wired to be one or the other. We either gravitate toward exploring many topics and integrating knowledge into a broad view of the world, or we gravitate toward exploring one topic we care passionately about until we become an expert.
A great blog post by LinkedIn talks about the most-requested skills in employer job postings. I’ve re-posted it here. The post includes links to LinkedIn’s training courses. (available through a free 30-day trial; you can subscribe by the month after it ends.)
What makes your LinkedIn profile stand out? Check out these 8 LinkedIn profile hacks to find out.
I wrote in a previous post that what happens to you in life is less important than the story you tell yourself about it before or afterward. Every day, whether it’s the best or worst of your life, is made up of the same 24 hours. This, too, will pass, if you let it. But … Continue reading When Bad Things Happen, Part 2
People swear they’re opposed to some sort of behavior, but they seem to do it themselves all the time.
Pearson says that the problem we’re facing is that many people have not recognized that we’ve entered a fourth economic period. That means we’re still investing in what worked in the previous period, and those investments are producing dramatically diminished returns.
Taylor Pearson says that everything you think you know about job security is wrong. You’ll need to take your economic security into your own hands.