How to Actually Network as a College Graduate

“What do you think is the best way to network? Everyone says “network,” but what does that mean?” –Sara Botts Great question! This is a common one, and I’ve seen the sentiment on reddit that when someone says “network” what they really mean is “already have an existing network.” I’ve found that not to be […]

The Best Way To Land a Job in 2015

When I work with new grads one, thing always strikes me… The advice they’ve been getting is TERRIBLE. Like, I was talking to this grad the other day, and he had been told to not add LinkedIN people he didn’t know! I was floored by this! Not one career person he had met had told […]

The $84,257 Strategy to Achieve Impossible Career Goals in 2015

In 2014, I took on the impossible task of placing bartenders, cashiers, and liberal arts students into high level positions. If I was being realistic, it would have taken me the entire year just to coach these students up to entry level jobs, earning $10,000 – $15,000 more than their current positions. Instead, I took […]

How to Make an Impressive Resume

Eric Auld was frustrated. As a 26 year old with a Masters degree in English, he had applied to hundreds of jobs, drank what seemed like gallons of coffee, and experienced rejection after rejection. It was at this point, at the peak of his frustration, that Eric decided to try an experiment. He was going […]

How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”

I was recently at a conference when I heard one attendee ask another the dreaded question: “Tell me about yourself.” Pause for a second and think what answer you expect to that question. Usually, it’s something like “I’m an accountant” or “I do web development.” Breaking the Mold What I didn’t expect to hear (at […]

This Interview Mistake Could Cost You Your Next Job Offer

When I first started working with my premium student David, he had a problem: He couldn’t seem to get past the first interview. He went to interview after interview, and was rejected again and again. Finding Interview Weak Spots The first thing that I did with him was a small mock interview, and it was […]

Land Your Dream Job with a Free Self-Made Renegade 2.0 Membership

When I was younger I used to read a lot of productivity blogs. I have thousands of hours logged reading and learning about productivity. These days, I’ve cut that time significantly, to the point where I’ll typically only read those types of books and blog posts for around 35 minutes a week. Can you guess […]

How to Change Careers Without Going Crazy

When you’re switching careers, it’s easy to look at an expert and think that you’ll never be at their level. Your heroes and role models combine so many different skills effortlessly that it seems crazy to think that you could ever be in the same career. With such an outlook, it’s easy to get overwhelmed […]

How to Get Your First “Real Job” Out of College

“Do what you love and the money will follow.” That’s the lie you were told that led to your liberal arts major — and eventually that dead end job at a coffee shop, restaurant, or bar. It’s not that you’re not smart, capable, or motivated. It’s that no one will give you a chance. It […]

The Value of Formal Education

What would be the control group for school? Home-schoolers do much better than those who attend public or private schools by nearly any measure. But this is unfair; it’s what scientists call an “active control”. What we really need to do is compare you to people who got no instruction at all. It’s illegal not […]