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George Karris

George Karris is a former corporate executive who coaches professionals on how find opportunities that balance their ambition, purpose and overall happiness. He has a track record of professional success that includes setting strategy for a $4B firm, raising millions for a startup, and leading a team of over 200 people. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and has studied positive psychology with Tal Ben-Shahar, Shawn Achor and Tony Schwartz. Connect with George on Noomii and his website.

Are You In The Right Career?

Are You in The Right Career_

Periodically taking the time to review your current job as well as your broader career ambition is critical to a successful career. Think of it like going to get a checkup from the doctor once a year… you may not feel like you need it, but it is a lot better to get a problem […]

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Creative Ways to Find a Job

Creative Ways to Find a Job

One of the most persistent myths of job searching is that you can get a job by simply applying online. The truth is that for a host of reasons you really can’t count on an online job search to deliver much, you have to do more to land an interview and get hired. So, what […]

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When Your Career Ladder is Up Against the Wrong Wall

When Your Career Ladder is Up Against the Wrong Wall

Sometimes you can put in years of hard work, marching up the career ladder only to find out it is up against the wrong wall. One of the clearest signs that you are not going up the right ladder is when less talented, more enthusiastic people are promoted ahead of you… In 2004 I was in […]

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Liberal Arts and the Jobs of the Future

Liberal Arts and the Jobs of the Future

These days there seems to be some debate about the value of a college education and in particular, a liberal arts degree. The logic is that learning about philosophy or economics or sociology isn’t going to prepare you for immediate placement in a job the moment you graduate. The argument goes on that you should […]

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The BIG College Networking Mistake You Don’t Realize You’re Making

The BIG College Networking Mistake You Don't Realize You're Making

I have to be honest. I made a huge networking mistake in college… and I’m willing to guess that the vast majority of people do as well. What is that mistake? Let me tell you my college story and see if you can identify it. I worked hard in college and got good grades. I […]

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…Then I’ll Be Happy

...Then I'll Be Happy

If you are a fairly driven professional (and you probably are if you are on this site), you have likely caught yourself playing a game that I like to call, “…Then I’ll be happy.” Here’s how it goes: You are working hard in your career, overcoming obstacles, but you are more than a bit frustrated […]

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4 Networking Mistakes Introverts Make and What To Do About Them

4 Networking Mistakes Introverts Make and What To Do About Them

Introverts often don’t approach networking in a way that favors their unique gifts. Here are four networking mistakes introverts tend to make in networking and how to turn the tables on your extrovert job competitors.

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How to Use LinkedIn to Change Industries

How to Use LinkedIn to Change Industries

Changing industries can be quite challenging, and online job postings are a waste of time if you don’t fit a role perfectly. When you’ve determined that the time has come to change industries, here is exactly how to use LinkedIn to facilitate a move. If you’re like many of my clients, chances are you happened […]

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