Career Advice From a Comedy Queen

Caroline Hirsch is the queen of comedy in New York City.  She owns the famous comedy club, Caroline's on Broadway and is the Owner and Executive Producer of the New York Comedy Festival. Although she works in comedy, Caroline Hirsch is serious about ... [Continue Reading]

How to Develop Your Interviewing Skills

Every week my Career HMO colleagues and I answer a question we get from one of our members. A couple of weeks ago, we got this question... "I have all the qualities listed in the job description but am terrible at interviewing.  What can I do to improve ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Have a WOW Work Ethic?

Darren Hardy is the publisher of SUCCESS Magazine.  I like his magazine, read it from cover to cover every month.  I also like Darren's blog posts.  This one on the importance of a strong work ethic caught my eye, so I'm sharing it ... [Continue Reading]

TED Talks to Help You Prepare for an Interview

As your career mentor, I'm always looking for interesting ideas on life and career success.  That's why I'm a big fan of TED Talks. This article reviews five TED Talks that will help you hone your communication skills when you are preparing for an ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make eMail Work for You

I get a lot of requests from my career mentoring clients -- especially those who are looking for a job -- on how to craft emails that work.  I usually respond to these requests on an individual basis.  But now I no longer need to do so. My friends at The ... [Continue Reading]

Emails That Get Responses From Recruiters

It's frustrating.  You find a company where you'd like to work.  You have right credentials.  You email the recruiter -- and nothing happens. This article gives you some common sense tips on how to write an email that catches the eye of recruiters -- and ... [Continue Reading]

How to Make the Most Out of a Mentoring Relationship

Tweet 51 in my career advice book Success Tweets says, "Find a mentor.  Mentors are positive people who will help you find the lessons in your experiences and use them to move forward." I am a big believer in the power of mentoring.  I believe in mentoring ... [Continue Reading]

Keep Trying

Michael Shepherd is the Chairman and CEO of BancWest. Here are his here best pieces of life and career success advice. Whatever you're going to be, be a good one. Respect the nobility of all work. As a golfer would say, find it and hit it ... [Continue Reading]

How to Write a Powerful LinkedIn Connection Request

LinkedIn is a powerful tool -- both for finding a job, and for staying up to date in your field and industry.  As a career mentor I get lots and lots of LinkedIn requests.  I accept most of them.  I tend not to accept requests without a photo and with limited ... [Continue Reading]

What to Do When You Get a Rejection Letter

You spent a lot of time creating a dynamite LinkedIn profile.  You spruced up your letter and wrote a dynamite cover letter.  You thought you did great in the interview.  Then you get a rejection letter.  You didn't get the job.  They hired someone else.  Most ... [Continue Reading]