Items of Note
Crafting a Great Résumé / LinkedIn Profile
I published what turned out to be a very popular article about updating your résumé or LinkedIn profile. The gist of it is that hiring managers don’t really care what you’ve done. They may ask about it, but it’s not what they’re trying to figure out. What they care about is what you’ve learned and what you’re ready for. Here’s how to spell those out in your work history.
Check it out: How to Craft a Great Résumé / LinkedIn Profile
Debunking the myth that extraverts make better networkers
The world is awash in myths and bad advice about networking. The most frustrating of all might be the myths that involve the notion of extraversion, often prodding those of us of the introvert persuasion to “just be more extraverted.” While it’s absolutely true that you must be visible to be successful, building professional relationships in a meaningful way is infinitely more nuanced than simply being more extraverted.
Read the article: Debunking the myth that extraverts make better networkers
On Luck, Success, and Our Inherent Interconnectedness
Life — and success — contain a high degree of luck, randomness, and serendipity. It’s not just me that thinks so. Researchers are proving what our intuition has been telling us for generations.
Persistence, fueled by ambition, and a stroke of good fortune are often all that separate the the high-rollers from the homeless. But you have to try. Where would you be if you didn’t even try?
Read more: On Luck, Success, and Our Inherent Interconnectedness