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Networking by any other name

Remembering names can be the secret to successful networking opportunities at holiday parties.

By Marshall Brown | December 14, 2010; 06:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Negotiating a job offer--Pt. 2

The package is often about much more than salary, so plead your case carefully.

By Marshall Brown | December 7, 2010; 06:22 AM ET | Comments (3)

Negotiating a job offer (Pt. I)

Most organizations will expect there to be some negotiation before a final offer is accepted. You need to go through the negotiating process with an upbeat attitude.

By Marshall Brown | November 9, 2010; 06:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Transferable skills, great possibilites

Today's message from South Africa: know your skills, your accomplishments and your successes and learn how they are applicable to international development.

By Marshall Brown | November 3, 2010; 06:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Setting priorities and values

I learned from my new friend Vera that we should stay true to our passions, follow our hearts, know what is really important to us and we can achieve whatever we want.

By Marshall Brown | October 27, 2010; 06:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Making a difference in Africa

I am with people that are fighting malaria, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and poor--if any--sanitization from countries such as Uganda, Sudan, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

By Marshall Brown | October 21, 2010; 06:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Your 30-second commercial

Having a short speech to articulate your value and expertise is a valuable tool to have during a job search.

By Marshall Brown | October 12, 2010; 06:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is it time to leave your job? Pt. 2

If you think hard but can't find one thing about your job that you actually enjoy doing, it's time to change things up. There are other signs, as well.

By Marshall Brown | October 8, 2010; 06:23 AM ET | Comments (2)

Is it time to leave your job? Pt. 1

There are many circumstances that warrant a good, hard look at whether you would be better off exploring new options

By Marshall Brown | October 7, 2010; 06:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Obstacles to midlife career change

Midlife is a lot like being a teenager again--only with more wisdom. We're still asking what we want to be when we grow up, but our concerns are deeper, more profound.

By Marshall Brown | September 17, 2010; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

What is job satisfaction? Part 3

There's no quick fix to finding fulfilling work, the kind of job that gets you out of bed in the morning before the alarm clock rings.

By Marshall Brown | September 15, 2010; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

Reinventing your career

Reinventing yourself is always possible if you are systematic and smart about how you do it.

By Marshall Brown | September 2, 2010; 06:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Your objective is the job

There is no reason to list an objective on your resume. Employers know your objective is getting a position.

By Marshall Brown | August 24, 2010; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Starting a job search

The first step should be identifying the skills and experience you have to offer a potential employer.

By Marshall Brown | August 11, 2010; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Assessing corporate culture

Corporate culture can be described as an organization's "personality" and how things are done there. Corporate culture guides how employees think, act, feel and behave. It

By Marshall Brown | August 9, 2010; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Job fair tips

Managing a job fair properly can be the difference between establishing a contact that will lead to a job and not.

By Marshall Brown | August 2, 2010; 08:14 AM ET | Comments (2)

Master the electronic resume

In today's job market, you have to be able to connect with employers via the Internet.

By Marshall Brown | July 26, 2010; 08:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

Seek out opportunities

Take charge of your life by assessing your interests and establishing a plan to achieve your goals.

By Marshall Brown | July 21, 2010; 09:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Proactively show your strengths

Positioning yourself as a leader and take charge of your career. Create a vision, develop a plan to make it happen and then implement it. It's now your turn to step up.

By Marshall Brown | July 16, 2010; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

A career coach can often help

Coaches help you deepen your understanding of yourself and/or specific issues, develop an action plan and help you to move forward.

By Marshall Brown | July 15, 2010; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Marketing brand you

Knowing what you have to offer and then marketing and branding yourself as the person with that information will help to separate you from your competition.

By Marshall Brown | July 14, 2010; 09:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Negotiating your salary

Using some key techniques can help you negotiate the best salary.

By Marshall Brown | July 12, 2010; 08:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

A new perspective

My goal is to provide you with the necessary tools, techniques and tips to manage your career effectively. I hope you will gain invaluable insight from reading this blog.

By Marshall Brown | July 8, 2010; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The informational interview

To transition from your current job to a job you'll love, the informational interview can be very helpful.

By Karen Chopra | June 23, 2010; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Job searching in secret

When you already have a job, you should conduct a search for another one with the utmost secrecy.

By Karen Chopra | June 7, 2010; 05:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not knowing why you want change

If you have no idea what you would like to do for a career, you have plenty of company.

By Karen Chopra | May 24, 2010; 05:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Change is possible, with work

A career change, even a drastic one, is possible, as long as you take it step-by-step and don't give up.

By Karen Chopra | May 13, 2010; 05:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

It's not crazy to want a dream job

Right now, your dream job is already in existence, and being done by someone else.

By Karen Chopra | May 7, 2010; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (4)

Handling career detours

Coming back from a career detour requires some careful driving.

By Karen Chopra | March 23, 2010; 05:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

You to spouse: I need a change

The spouse helped pay for law school loans, but how long do you have to keep paying dues before you can quit the field?

By Karen Chopra | March 19, 2010; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's never too late for school

If graduate school is the right career move, it's never too late to go.

By Karen Chopra | March 8, 2010; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Life (and work) after retirement

Many retirees want to stay in the workforce, but want meaningful work.

By Karen Chopra | March 2, 2010; 06:03 AM ET | Comments (22)

Is it the job, or is it depression?

Whenever there's a noticeable change in your mood, it's important to evaluate the cause.

By Karen Chopra | March 1, 2010; 11:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

How many degrees are too many?

Too much education can count against you unless you have a good story to tell.

By Karen Chopra | February 25, 2010; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Knowing when a job is too hard

Feeling like you can't do your job is something to pay attention to.

By Karen Chopra | February 23, 2010; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Aptitude versus interests

Know what interests you, figure out what you are good at and then apply those to the career search.

By Karen Chopra | February 16, 2010; 02:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Never too late to find job you love

Your career choice is something you have control over, so choose something you like.

By Karen Chopra | February 8, 2010; 09:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Post-retirement career launch

Here are some ways to get started planning your post-retirement career.

By Karen Chopra | January 15, 2010; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dream about your dream job

Finding your dream job can be a challenge--the first step is to learn how to dream.

By Karen Chopra | January 11, 2010; 11:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Finding time to change careers

With just a few stolen minutes, you can start the process of envisioning the career of your dreams.

By Karen Chopra | December 10, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

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