Frankly Speaking

Job Dating

Job Dating.  Essentially, that’s what it is, isn’t it? As a recruiter, I hear all of the crazy and outrageous things that people do during the job search/interview process. While it all seems like common sense, you’d be surprised at the things people do to sabotage their

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Frankly…It’s Friday

TGIF, right?  I don’t know about yours, but my week has been action-packed. I’m ready for the weekend.  Here are some of my take-aways from the week. 1. Patience is a virtue. Do you remember life before your iphone..or even before the Zach Morris mobile phone?  Okay,

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Over the weekend, I was at a coffee shop with a friend catching-up and doing some work when the man sitting beside us butted into our conversation.  Now, I had secretly been observing him and listening to him talk to the other patrons all morning – but

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A couple of months ago, I was working with a very senior-level candidate who was seeking her next big challenge.  She had been with her company for more than three years, but over the past year and half, she’d found herself at a professional crossroads. She’d had

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

I just came back from a long weekend in New York – celebrating the holiday, spending quality time with family and taking in every last drop of energy from “The City” that I could. Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve spent most of my adult life grappling with

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Are You Standing In Your Own Way?

Every day I talk to people who are contemplating significant changes in their lives. It might be a new job, an entirely new career or even a move to a brand new city (with a new job/new career, too, of course!). They tell me that they are

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The Separation of Life and Job

Teams are shorthanded. Budgets are limited. Clients are taking forever to make decisions. But, time is of the essence. Competition is high. And there is no room for error – anywhere. We have more and more resources at our fingertips that are supposed to make our lives

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Just Say Yes!

Last week, an article featured on LinkedIn, (via Business Insider) caught my attention -“22 Executives Share The Best Advice They Ever Received”  As a professional who is always intrigued by the bits of wisdom that may help me or the executives I work with to be more successful,

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Daytime Roommates

Anyone who has ever had a roommate (even a best friend or spouse) knows that it’s an art to learn how to live in harmony day-in and day-out with another person. But what about the people we spend 9+ waking hours with each day?  Aren’t our office-mates

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The Tell-Me Vs. Show-Me Game

A wise man once told me “If you want to know what’s really going on, close your ears and open your eyes.”  Every now and again, when I’m trying to get to the true core of a situation – professional or personal – I hear him whispering

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