Ten years ago, my professional mentor told me to hire a personal assistant. I was dubious. Today, I can’t imagine myself getting the job done without one. Here’s why a personal assistant can help you earn more (and enjoy more free time), as well as some rules for hiring a personal assistant successfully.
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Well, here’s something you don’t hear every day. When Rich Hebron graduated from DePaul University in 2011, he had plans — and not of the full-time employment variety. Instead of pursuing a traditional route like some of his friends, he decided to live on the streets of Chicago for four months in order to better […]
The key to benefiting from an internship is to make sure that you are getting something valuable out of it. If you aren’t getting paid, then you need to be getting something else. Resume worthy experience, college credits, or maybe a scholarship or grant, something to make it worth your time. Also, do them early in your college career so that you can get a paid gig when you are closer to graduating.
We’ve all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It’s easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their arts aren’t widely known, and most anyone can use a brush-up on the matter. […]
In 1996, I was invited to speak to an MBA class at my alma mater, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. They wanted to hear about my career as a marketing executive. I wanted to tell them about how hard it was to juggle two children and that seemingly successful career. After 45 minutes detailing […]
It’s hard not to be impressed by Jacquelyn Zehner. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs. But since then, her work has been even more impressive. Zehner has devoted herself to empowering women to take charge of their personal finances — both in their […]
Let’s face it: There’s a certain allure to achieving the status of millionaire, especially if you can hit the mark before age 30. The trouble is, no matter how many times we’ve heard it in songs (by rich rock stars, to be sure), money can’t buy happiness. There’s a big difference between making a living […]