Dream Job Blog

Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.

As absurd as this may sound, I was really excited to read “The Power of Regret” by Daniel Pink. I became a big fan when I took his MasterClass on sales and persuasion last year. He’s a great teacher and speaker and knows how to engage his audience.

I’m currently watching “Julia” on HBO, which has been truly delightful — especially after the slew of intense shows focused on egotistical tech titans.

What I find most inspirational is Julia Child’s determination, resourcefulness, unwavering optimism and growth mindset. She published her first cookbook at 49 and started her tv show at 51. She truly embodies the belief that “It’s never too late to follow your dreams…”

I am an actively recovering workaholic. I’ve come a long way, but I’m still a work in progress. It’s difficult for me to look back and see the unhealthy cycle I created without judgment. I worked evenings and weekends to ensure that I answered every email, completed tasks, improved processes and created new programs.

I wanted to write about this topic last year, but guess what — I had an attack of imposter syndrome. I’m like, I’m not a trained counselor or therapist, who am I to talk about it.

It’s just about that time, where we reflect and take stock of the year. The good, bad and inevitable regrets — the dreaded would’ve, could’ve, should’ves.

We’re approaching “the most wonderful time of year” — where we spend time with our family and friends, feast on our favorite foods and relax and unwind.

It’s been an exciting hiring year! I’ve had so much fun helping clients evaluate and negotiate their offers. By and large, they’re going to great companies including Databricks, Qualtrics, Avalara, Pegasystems, LinkedIn, AWS, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Salesforce as well as high growth startups.

Job search trends have evolved significantly over the past decade. What worked for most people in the past (like submitting applications online), is no longer effective. So it makes sense that job search strategies and best practices have changed.

Derek built a remarkable career in tech helping companies grow their sales and strategic partnerships. He spent the last 10 years leading and managing key partnerships for Adobe’s Digital Experience business — collaborating with sales teams to establish, expand and accelerate new revenue opportunities as well as drive overall partner success.

I often get asked about the most important strategy to land a dream job, which I define as one you’ll love and thrive in. The challenge is there are so many aspects to the job search journey, it’s impossible to pick just one thing. So I’ve curated a list of articles that contain tips, best practices and exercises to help you be successful in your endeavor.