Martin Yate, who writes SHRM's career column, is a New York Times best-selling author and an expert on career management. His company, Knock ’em Dead, delivers professional resume and coaching services.

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Articles by Martin Yate

You want to succeed in life, and the Society for Human Resource Management wants the same for you.

May 3, 2018



Social media can be the key to landing a job. Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column.

July 12, 2017

Times have changed in our working lives, and loyalty, hard work and sacrifice are no longer sure pathways to success. Yet traditional wisdom has not changed with the times and is crippling the professional advancement of many—even those in the HR community. The traditional advice that blind loyalty, hard work and sacrifice will earn you job security and a comfortable retirement is an outdated myth.

April 10, 2017