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

Rodolpho had built an extensive career in marketing at a leading global energy management company where he helped lead a digital transformation initiative. After nine years, he felt like it was time for a new challenge. Rodolpho wanted to join a high growth tech company where he could leverage his experience and expertise to make a big impact.

Stephanie joined our program after losing her job. She had a challenging experience from the start. Only a month into the job, her role changed and didn’t leverage her expertise. Stephanie was underutilized and unfulfilled. To make matters worse, the corporate culture was not collaborative. It didn’t take long to realize she had made a mistake.

This is truly an extraordinary time — and one I never thought would happen. Yet here we are. While I’m often the voice of positivity, it’s been a challenge to not be affected by the wave of fear and panic. Of course some fear is good — we’re wired to fear in order to survive. But there is a pretty thick line between fear that helps and fear that hurts. The way I think about it, is if I start to worry about things I can’t control — I know it’s affecting well-being and it’s time to pivot.

Senior Program Manager Over a year ago, Malcolm joined our program to find a job where he could grow his career. He built a robust career in and around Microsoft — leading the development of products and programs that helped businesses scale growth. At that point he had been a consultant for a few years […]

I’m reading “Give and Take” by Adam Grant — I’m only 20% into it, but am already loving it. The premise is that we’re takers, matchers or givers and what that means in terms of building a successful career. It turns the idea of “nice guys finish last” upside down. Adam pioneered research on leaders across a wide range of research that shows extraordinary results from givers.

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” — Bill Gates

I just attended a Full Moon Blessing event — which did not involve any levitation or sacrifices : ) — but rather focused on closing out the decade and setting intentions for the experiences we’d like to have in the next decade: 2020 – 2030.

One of the most common questions we get is how long will it take to land a dream job. It’s a difficult one to answer because our clients typically fall into one of two paths when it comes to their job search journey: the relatively linear one and the one filled with twists and turns. I recently took stock of our clients from the first group and noticed commonalities that contributed to their speedy success.

Most of our clients dread networking. They build it up as a daunting and uncomfortable activity—that is a means to an end. Some of them admit they get anxious when meeting new people or when asking for help. And this is when I get excited…because I get to teach them something new—something that will change their life!

Last month I hosted a webinar. I created the slides, wrote a script, practiced and felt pretty good about it. And then something strange happened. I got a sore throat the day before—and not just a “oh it’s a little raw” feeling, but a “it kills to swallow saliva” feeling.