Career Advice

From Marc Cenedella
Marc Cenedella

The world's leading venture capitalist of today shared the career advice below almost a decade ago. While the advice is targeted at the young, I think the experienced ought to pay heed.

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Why do you go to work day to day? Presumably, you’re there primarily to earn the compensation you want in a place you like performing tasks you enjoy.

Why does an employer keep you coming back? Presumably because you’re adding value to the operation, either by generating revenues or savings or supporting operations that do.

The core of the job search is to sell that value to an employer who will satisfy the requirements you seek. To succeed, you need to prioritize both your goals and the value your achievements, skils and experience promise an employer. Read on to learn more about how to balance the two.

Searching While Employed: Play It Safe

Are you selfish or savvy? As an employed job seeker, it's your responsibility to maintain your work performance while searching and to do it responsibly without your employer noticing.

Changing Industries, Then Changing Back
This IT pro left technology marketing to earn his fortune in real estate. He needed a new resume to cover his absence when he decided to return to technology five years later.
Searching While Waiting on the Layoff List
Laid off after 17 years in one company, Nicholas Haaf needed to relearn the job-search ropes. The sales and marketing executive was able to use a transition period at his company to build a contact list and a new resume.
Job Search in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

As you age, you will want to change the types of jobs you seek, the personal brand you introduce, even the way you present your resume.

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