Steve Jobs: Career Advice for Tough Times

You need to follow your gut and do something you are passionate about — doing what you love is Steve Jobs’ first principle for breakthrough success.

By: Carmine Gallo

The global recession has forced many people to reconsider their careers and life choices. In these turbulent times, where does one turn for career advice? As I was researching the material for my new book, The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs I realized that many of the principles behind Jobs’ breakthrough success at Apple apply equally to the management of one’s career. Jobs has had his share of setbacks and skeptics. …

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Finding a New Career Within Your Present Company

Before you apply for a job in another department, talk to your colleagues and find out what they know about career opportunities there.

By: Natasha Morgan

Make a list of the type of jobs that you think you would like to do. For example, if you are interested in writing, consider writing employee communications pieces, direct mailings to customers or advertising slogans. Remember that many departments require writers and it is not always as obvious as the examples above. There are training manuals, procedures bulletins and simple office correspondence that require skills that you can easily develop if you’re interested …

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