Job boards are useless, as are the majority of recruiters. Your best bet for job lead generation is a strong LinkedIn profile and a stronger social network.
The sales process -- grooming an opportunity from its initial lead to follow-on work -- is the same way you find, apply for and earn a job.
The pundits are right: Susan Mauldin's music degrees didn't make her a bad chief security officer. Her failure to do even the obvious basics did.
There's a difference between 'haggling' and 'arguing' over price. Haggling is fine, and here's how to spot it.
Expanding on Seth Godin's arguments about the rare times it makes sense to charge an hourly freelance rate.
One LinkedIn follower who truly appreciates what you've done for him, and wants to pay back that favor some day, is worth more than 1,000 "connections."
In a hurry? Learn WordPress. Need experience? Volunteer. Can you afford school? Then go. And work for someone else when starting out.
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GoDaddy's former support of SOPA / PIPA was offensive and wrong-headed, but it's not enough to get me to change registrars.