Bring Your Whole Self to Work.

How easy do you find it to be yourself at work? We hear from candidates every day that their work environment makes them uncomfortable to be themselves. The office is too serious, too quiet, too unfocused, too “whatever” (fill in the blank) and is a big drag on their energy.

Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.

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Design Your Life

Ever been stuck? Ya, me too.

This weeks video teaches us how to use design thinking to get unstuck and make progress in life so you can create the career you want.

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life.

It’s possible to have a life of fulfillment and joy, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

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Need a Career Change?

Having successfully navigated the challenges of finding employment in seven countries over the span of 15 years, Laura guides you through her journey and provides tips on how to find success…wherever you are.

Laura E.P. Sheehan – Career Strategist and Founder of E.P. Career Strategies”

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Side Hustle Revolution

Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don’t rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit — even if it’s on the side of a traditional job.

Ted Talk Tuesday because YOUR Career Matters

Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.

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Organize Your Job Search

Finding a new job is almost a full-time job.  Organizing everything in one place can be daunting, especially if your search lasts for more than a few months.  Let’s face it, the average middle management job search often takes 4-6 months.  Six months is a long time to remember all of the “when”, “where” and “to whom” you applied.

I always recommend that you pick one place where you can keep your “career file”. Evernote or Dropbox are good places to store your career information so that if you want or need a new job you are already a step ahead.  It is a smart plan to keep an updated resume, industry recommendations, work reports, industry awards, project accomplishments, public and personal reviews, published articles and anything else which help to tell the story of your career.  With all of these items are in one place, then you know right where to go to start a job search.  Now, you are ready to sell yourself.

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High Cost of Hiring

When companies are too busy to do hiring well, that is the best time to engage an executive recruiter.  If you can’t find the time to fully commit to the lengthy process of finding, evaluating and interviewing candidates for your position then partnering with someone who can take that off your plate is a good plan.  As recruiters, after we make the right placement, keeping the employee is up to you.

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