My newest TED talk, “How to Get a TED Talk,” has just been uploaded to YouTube (though it has been retitled to “Pitching Your Way to the TEDx Stage”). Here it is: I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please consider sharing it. Thank you!Read more "How to Get a TED Talk"
For the past few years, there has been an onslaught of articles questioning the worth of higher education. Many of these have been examining the return on investment for MBA programs as well. Yet for all of the number crunching and statistics (hint: almost every major study confirms that education pays off), I found […]Read more "11 Options Available for New MBA Graduates to Launch Their Careers"
Today, the newest book in the Forbes Signature Series was released. It’s The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World by Laura Shin. It features some very personal stories with yours truly. Yes, it’s true that I originally dropped out of college to be a rockstar and that I was laid […]Read more "Forbes Feature – The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World"
During the past month, I’ve been a part of two hiring committees and served as an advisor for the recruitment efforts of four other groups. I’ve combed through hundreds of resumes, read responses to supplemental questions that have been asked, and have had the privilege of meeting some incredible talent. Anyone who has been […]Read more "Creating the Right Team: Passion Makes the Difference"
Googling yourself isn’t just a running joke on 30 Rock, it’s actually important for brands, reputation management, background checks, and privacy. Whether you are launching a marketing campaign, conducting a job search, or just curious about what comes up with your name, you’ll want to “Google yourself” properly with these steps: Learn how to use […]Read more "How to Google Yourself (and Why You Should Do It)"
These days, do you hear anyone complaining that they don’t receive enough email? “I wish I had more pointless messages coming into my overcrowded email box,” said no one ever. This is why I am against using auto-reply messages for any reason other than their intended use: as an away message (and even then, we […]Read more "Avoid Using Auto-Reply Messages Like the Plague"
Rejection. It can sting. Whether a potential employer or current supervisor that doesn’t give you the opportunity to shine, the reality is that sooner or later, you’re going to face rejection. How you deal with that rejection can ultimately determine your success. I once heard that the best form of revenge is success. In […]Read more "The Best Form of Revenge Is…"