Cubicle Sherpa is for YOU – the recent grad or young professional. The beginning of your career is both an exciting and frightening time. My goal is to help you begin building your career on a solid foundation.
Mostly actionable – Theory has its place, but you came here to learn. The best way to learn is by doing, so I do my best to provide actionable step-by-step advice that you can take back to your cubicle and start using today.
Conservative and time tested – I don’t have deadlines to meet or fluff columns to fill. I’m not going to tell you the way to get a job is to write your resume on a chocolate bar wrapper. I’ll share the story with you because it’s fun and unique. But I’ll also remind you that just because it worked once doesn’t mean it’s a good idea for most of you. Avoid the fads and stick with what’s worked years.
Slightly nerdy – It’s who I am, you’ll learn to love it
Framed by my experiences – I offer you what I wish I knew at the beginning of my career. No more, no less. I’ve now worked with dozens of companies ranging from small to huge. During that time I’ve seen a lot of how things work. That said, I’ve primarily spent my career in Accounting/Finance. Most of my advice applies to everyone, but a lot of my examples will relate to my own personal experience.
Below is a collection of our most popular content, hand selected to get you up to speed as quickly as possible.
Your first job
What to expect and how to be prepared for your first job after college.
Strategic Career Planning
Decide the general career path you want and set goals to get there.
You’ve set your goals, now decide what steps you need to take to make them a reality.
How to balance your personal life and a successful career. All things personal, including student loans, budgets and how to make time for work, family, and a social life.
Complete guide to finding a new job using LinkedIn
Looking for a new job? Maybe a whole new career? LinkedIn is one of the most valuable tools you could ever want. It’s easy to get started and we’ve put together a complete guide to show you how to get started.