I've been eagerly anticipating getting to hang out and talk career with one of my favorite employment experts, Kenneth L. Johnson, on his Career Seekers Show airing live today from 4-5pm Eastern on 106.5 WPPM Philadelphia or streaming at https://phillycam.org/radio/listen. You can also tune in later here. Kenneth is a top diversity recruiter and executive search professional, President of East Coast Executives, a frequent contributor to national media pieces, and an in-demand public speaker and trainer, but don't let that scare you off - he's also one of the most down-to-earth and accessible resources in the field.
I recently contributed to Christy Rakoczy's piece for Mic. on finding the best jobs for your personality. This is a topic I'm really passionate about, and I feel we need to spend more time thinking critically about our career path in more holistic terms. So far, there's no magic career aptitude test that can tell you what you should be doing with your life, and so it can take a lot of work to find and re-find the answer (which can also change over time).
I had a great time discussing why taking an unpaid internship might be a bad idea on The CW's Morning Dose with Laila Muhammad the other day! The study that sparked this conversation came from Angus Holford at the University of Essex.
If you feel that flash of fear when you agree to a pre-employment background check, you may want to read this Employment Background Check Guide for Job Applicants from Daniel Bortz for Monster. He shares some insight (from me, and some other career experts) that may alleviate your concerns - or prepare you to strategize for how you will address potential issues.
If you've ever gotten to the end of a job interview and felt like you were supposed to ask them something, check out some suggestions in this new article for Textbooks.com that I contributed to so that next time you are better prepared!
If you're planning on leaving your job, check out this article by Christy Rakoczy over at Mic's The Payoff. She included some of my quotes on things you should consider and steps you should take as part of your grand exit.
I'm thankful for being recognized by the Philly Happening List as the Winner of the People: Life Coach Category and named as a Finalist in the Services: Recruiting/Career Services Category.
If you're looking for some tips on what to do while commuting to work, check out some of the advice (including mine) in this Business Insider article.
If you've been trying to figure out what to include on your resume, check out some of the advice I shared with Business Insider in an article "9 steps for figuring out which skills to include on your résumé"
I'm a certified career coach based in Philadelphia. I started my own practice to help people land their dream jobs and achieve their individual definitions of success.
I also keep this blog with my musings on changes in the employment landscape, advice for job seekers, links to other career-related articles, and anything else that catches my interest.