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John D. Rockefeller’s Best Career Lessons

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny his impact. John D. Rockefeller was the founder of Standard Oil, the company started in 1870 that fathered modern businesses like Chevron and ExxonMobil. He was also a notable philanthropist. Here are some of the career lessons we can learn from his life. Read more… Continue Reading [...]

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What Creative Professionals Do That Separates Them from Amateurs

All too often, the creative work we most value, the stuff that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to our lives, gets shoved aside for other priorities. No matter the creative work you’re doing—writing, designing, composing, coding, or just brainstorming ideas—if you want to make real progress, it’s essential you treat your work not as [...]

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Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Comic Book Artist

So many of today’s popular movies began humbly on the printed page—not in novels, but in comic books. There’s a distinct appeal to the illustrated format’s ability to tell both large, complex stories without compromising the intimacy of the narrative. And capturing those moments requires a skilled illustrator. What it’s like to face the blank [...]

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Stop Answering “What’s Your Greatest Weakness” with Badly-Spun Positives

The idea that you should answer "what’s your biggest weakness" in a job interview with something that’s really just a positive trait ("I’m a workaholic!" or "I’m a perfectionist!") is something you’ll hear often from career coaches. The truth is, just stop. Every interviewer everywhere has heard it before, and would rather you just be [...]

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Networking Is Bullsh*t

So you’re trying to become better at networking, handing out business cards like free samples to advance your career. We all try to do it, but approaching networking like an aimless productivity robot is bullshit. Just try to be a normal person and meet people. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source

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