Wrong Fit

It's so much easier to find the wrong fit than it is the right one? I had another interview this week.  Walking out of it, I knew it was all wrong.  The mix never seems to be quite right.  Great people, great work, wrong role. Great role, lousy work, decent people.  I think it's particularly... Continue Reading →

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Compassion Is Worth It

So the other day, a young gal that works with me came by asking if we could talk.  I said "sure, what's up," expecting details of a new project she needed resources for.  This was a different conversation.  She's asked me to speak with her privately.  Someone very close to her had passed away the... Continue Reading →

Senior Levels

Tell me, in your experience, do companies legitimately post senior level roles online? People tell me that I shouldn't be applying to jobs on LinkedIn at my seniority level.  But then how does one find a job? The recruiters I talk to are all telling me yet have nothing at my level.  This is what... Continue Reading →

Job Hunting

It's one rejection after another.  Message from Linked In... the job poster has reviewed your application.  You will never hear from that poster.  Recruiter says, I have nothing now, but I'll let you know! (Simultaneously forgetting you.) I have confidence in my ability, yet it's bringing me so far down to earth, and below.  How... Continue Reading →

Regrets

Sometimes it's hard not to have one of those days where you are a little down in the dumps about your current situation. I'm having one now. I am finding it very difficult not to think about what got me here, and pile on the regrets. It's so easy to do. I know I need... Continue Reading →

Work Life Balance

I read this article in AdWeek about how the CEO of TBWA\Chiat\Day (an Ad Agency) doesn't personally buy in to the "whole 'work-life-balance' thing" and he sent an internal memo lauding a creative team for working the weekend and skipping a bachelor party. Here's my problem with this.  It's one thing to tell your co-workers or... Continue Reading →

Dear Ivanka

Dear Ivanka Trump, I hear you've written a book about working women.  I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you work hard.  That may very well be true.  Before I read this work meant to inspire me as a working woman and mother, please let me know if you have any other... Continue Reading →

It Would Be Nice

I would love to know how a job interview went immediately afterward.  Sometimes you know in your gut, particularly if it wasn't a match.  Most time though, the person and conversation was pleasant.  It was engaging and insightful, and you left feeling positive.  Wouldn't it be great if you went in, and as you left... Continue Reading →

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