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 |


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 |


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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