How do you get featured in places like Forbes, Business Insider, etc?
This is one of the most common non-job questions in my inbox.
If you want to get featured, there are three ways to do it:
Many sites have submission forms or you can find an editor and pitch…
“Austin, what’s wrong?”
My wife Lily grabbed my hand as we rode the subway to work.
My vision began tunnel, black spots creeping their way into its edges.
My breathing became short and erratic.
It was a full blown panic attack and I felt like I was going to pass…
Have you ever heard of the 90:9:1 rule?
Sometimes it’s called the 1% rule and it applies to online groups (it even has its own Wikipedia page!).
It states that an online group of critical mass usually breaks out like this:
1% — People who create original content
Want to be happier and more effective in your career?
Try this 10 minute exercise:
1. Grab a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle.
2. Label one column “Energy Creators” and the other “Energy Drainers.”
3. Take some time to think about which activities give you…
Phone interviews are stressful!
You’ve put in all that time behind your computer tweaking your resume, editing your cover letter, and crafting the perfect application questions. You weren’t expecting much, but then…
A new email hits your inbox from a recruiter - they want to hop on the phone…
A good résumé objective is the difference between landing the interview and having your application tossed in the trash.
You’ve probably heard that employers spend an average of six seconds scanning your résumé. But do you know where they spend the majority of that time?
Scanning the résumé…
This is a data-driven guide to writing a resume that actually gets you hired. I’ve spent the past four years analyzing which resume advice works regardless of experience, role, or industry. The tactics laid out below are the result of what I’ve learned. …
If you’re reading this, you’re probably missing out on $500,000.
No, seriously — check this out:
A recent study done by Salary.com showed that failing to negotiate salary causes people miss out on half a million dollars over the course of their career. …
“It was a pleasure speaking with you today. Thank you for the recommendation to read The Power of Less, maybe we can trade notes when you’re done with Tribes! We will be in touch about next steps soon.”
That was part of a reply I received to a post-interview thank…
At some point in your life, you’ve probably experienced a “lightbulb” moment.
That split second where some connection is made deep in your brain and everything suddenly makes sense.
Mine happened in 2014 at a coffee shop in North Carolina.
I’d been spending my days at a job I hated…