The Career Toolkit

Tangible advice for recent graduates who are starting out on their career paths and for young professionals who are navigating the workplace.

Et Tu, Liberal Arts Major? 6 Keys to Landing a Great Job

 

May 28, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

So, you graduated with a liberal arts degree. Now what?

The Franklin Effect: A 240-Year-Old Secret for a Successful Career

 

April 19, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

The ability to build meaningful relationships is always in your control.

How to Write Emails That Will Land You a Job

 

April 23, 2015

James M. Citrin | Time.com

 

Forget cover letters—email is where the game is won and lost these days. The dos and don'ts of job hunting via email.

Success Strategy #1 - Focus on the Success of Others

 

April 16, 2015

James M. Citrin | Time.com

 

Success is achieved by making those around you successful. 

Success Strategy #2 - Don’t Quit (Learn from Navy SEALs)

 

April 17, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

"A good career means work. And work means getting up every day and actually practicing your craft. It’s not rocket science."

Success Strategies #3 and #4 - Be a "Learning Animal" and Play to Your Strengths

 

April 20, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

Have the self-confidence to ask questions, not to show how smart you are, but genuinely to understand things more deeply.

How to Get the Job When You Don't Have the Experience

 

August 11, 2014

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

You can’t get the job without the experience, but you can’t get the experience without the job. Five strategies from James Citrin for overcoming "The Permission Paradox." 

The Undercover Interviewer: My Single Best Interview Tip

 

January 26, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

The tip: don't just answer questions. Tell a narrative. That is, establish a coherent thread, a story, throughout your interview and have your answers connect in a way that make sense to the interviewer and that he or she will remember.

How to Move from Job to Job: Be a "Knight" not a "Bishop"

 

April 20, 2015

James M. Citrin | LinkedIn Influencer

 

Like a savvy chess player, The Career Playbook suggests that you should be thinking several moves ahead with regard to your career. Here are 3 plays that will help you move from job to job and follow the path to success in your career.

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