Bud Bilanich

How to Write a Powerful LinkedIn Connection Request

LinkedIn is a powerful tool — both for finding a job, and for staying up to date in your field and industry. As a career mentor I get lots and lots of LinkedIn requests. I accept…

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What to Do When You Get a Rejection Letter

You spent a lot of time creating a dynamite LinkedIn profile. You spruced up your letter and wrote a dynamite cover letter. You thought you did great in the interview. Then you get a…

- 4 days, 9 hours, 13 minutes ago

Do Your Best

I do my very best in everything I do. Sometimes my best isn’t good enough, but at least I have the satisfaction of knowing I di my best. I advise my career mentoring clients to do…

- 4 days, 11 hours, 26 minutes ago

Three Steps for Mastering Any Skill

Bob Bly is a pretty cool guy — and a great copywriter. I subscribe to his email newsletter to learn how to improve my writing. Bob also has some great insights into other things…

- 1 week, 8 hours, 14 minutes ago

Career Advice from the CEO of SanDisk

Sanjay Mehrotra and two other immigrants, Eli Harari and Jack Yuan founded SanDisk in 1988. SanDisk is an innovative company. They were the first to produce USB flash drives —…

- 1 week, 10 hours, 22 minutes ago

What To Do When You Manage to Tick Off Your Boss

I was interviewed by a Laura McMullen, a reporter for US News and World Report the other day for an article she was doing on what to do when you tick off your boss. You can see…

- 1 week, 10 hours, 29 minutes ago

What to Look For in a Job

I encourage my career mentoring clients to take charge of their job search, to figure out exactly the kind of company where they want to work. This is empowering. It puts you in the…

- 1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, 53 minutes ago

How to Use Rejection to Create Your Success

Rejection sucks. It hurts. No one likes to be rejected. On the other hand, rejection provides you with an opportunity to learn and grow and move forward in your career success…

- 1 week, 1 day, 8 hours, 58 minutes ago

10 Smart Interviewing Tips

You have to work hard to get an interview. Once you get one, don’t blow it. This article lists 10 things you’ll want to avoid in any job interview.…

- 1 week, 1 day, 11 hours, 19 minutes ago

Learn As If You’re Going To Live Forever

My career mentoring clients will tell you thatI am a big believer in the importance of lifelong learning. I try to learn something new — however small or trivial — every…

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