Career Development & Job Searching

Baker in Oslo

Being grounded means that you understand that a business does not turn on a dime. It takes time, and the willingness and ability to stick to it are extremely important. The fact is, it takes time to build a business, for a reputation to be...

TEDxBayArea Global Entrepreneurs event 2012

What is it in your personal background, education, or work experience that will enhance your prospects for success? What management, financial, organizational, and selling skills do you have that can be parlayed into a successful business...

TEDxBayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs event 2012

Things to know before starting a business:

Businesswoman thinking

While you are considering answers to the questions in the first installment of The Entrepreneur's Starter Kit, be on guard for the following, usually...

Book cover: The Entrepreneur's Starter Kit

The Entrepreneur’s Starter Kit is all about the excitement of going off on your own—being a...

It may seem odd to discuss failure before you have even begun. No one starts out to fail. Understanding the word “failure” is important. Much of the data about failure comes from tax records or census information, and in that...

University of San Francisco Graduation

Thomas Jefferson "...wherever the people are well informed they can be trusted with their own government..."

College educated Americans  have a much lower unemployment rate than the rest of Americans. In...

Hand holding W-4 form

No matter how perfect the job seems, or how generous the package offered, always ask for some time to consider the offer before making a decision.

This is an important step that will affect your career, your life, and your bank account, so...

two men at table

So: You’re armed with some hard figures on what the salary range should be for the position you’re being offered, you know what you need and what you want, and you’ve practiced some negotiation scenarios. Sounds like you’...

Fragment of letter: I am pleased to offer you...

Wise job-hunters will be ready and willing to negotiate salary and benefits when the appropriate time comes. Those who aren’t prepared with solid research, industry knowledge, and confidence in their position are likely to lose out. And as...