The Talent’s Voice

2409, 2019

Career by Design

By |September 24th, 2019|

There are many roads to landing that “dream” job. I took a couple of different routes before arriving at my destination. Today, I am a graphic designer at a research and advisory firm. It’s a role that I love but getting here was not easy.

As I moved from temp job to job, I learned many […]

2307, 2019

The Talent’s Voice: Staying Marketable

By |July 23rd, 2019|

I am fortunate to have what I consider a storied career. As a consultant, I’ve worked across a multitude of industries and positions and have had roles and responsibilities that I would have never dreamed possible when first starting out. Through it all, I’ve learned that consultants become more marketable and competitive in an environment […]

2005, 2019

The Talent’s Voice: Embracing the Gig Life

By |May 20th, 2019|

Some would consider leaving a steady, well-paying job with decent benefits a pretty stupid move. When your children and spouse are also on that company’s health plan, it’s just plain crazy. But I did it. It was the scariest thing I ever did, and I don’t regret it one bit.

Because sometimes, it’s not about money […]

2503, 2019

Whose Agenda Are You Serving?

By |March 25th, 2019|

When I graduated from college less than a year ago, I had no idea how to embark on what was next — finding a job. Although I knew next to nothing about the staffing world, a staffing firm ended up being the entry point into the working world that I didn’t know I needed.

One of […]

102, 2019

The Talent’s Voice: Not ‘Just a Temp’

By |February 1st, 2019|

Like most of my millennial peers, I graduated from college during the Great Recession, and where I was living at the time, retail work was all that was available.

Three years ago, my husband’s job brought us to Silicon Valley. It was then that I stumbled upon temp openings and I decided to apply, not knowing […]

1411, 2018

The Other Side: Consultant in the Gig Age

By |November 14th, 2018|

In the early 2000s, I worked for a large IT consulting firm. One particular years-long project had me and my team traveling worldwide managing the migration of around 25,000 servers and PCs to a new operating system. At each location, numerous contractors would join us for a week, attend a training and work with our […]

110, 2018

The Other Side: The Pros and Cons of Temping

By |October 1st, 2018|

Even in this job market, with job openings aplenty and few workers to fill them, temporary work may still be the way to go for many workers. In fact, many prefer contingent work, while others seek out more traditional employment relationships. A contractor for more than 10 years, I have worked with many of both […]

2208, 2018

The Other Side: Guiding Light

By |August 22nd, 2018|

Four years ago, I felt stuck. I had worked in retail for five years and did not see any other option for me. Then, a friend suggested I try getting work through a staffing firm — and I’m so glad I did.

Since then, I have worked with several staffing firms, all of which were good […]

2407, 2018

The Other Side: Moms Return

By |July 24th, 2018|

After a nearly nine-year-long career break to be a stay-at-home mom, I decided to return to the workforce. I was a software engineer for more than 15 years prior to staying at home, but wanted to venture on a new path. My goal was to be a salesforce administrator, so I embarked on a self-learning […]

106, 2018

The Other Side: Promoting Right

By |June 1st, 2018|

One of my proudest moments as an IT consultant was when I was working for a global company implementing an end-to-end digital transformation initiative, including new CRM, MarTech and CMS platforms. It was a complex project with many hands on deck.

More than a year into it, we hit a major roadblock that could have torn […]