The Talent’s Voice

1910, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Leap of Faith

By |October 19th, 2021|

This pandemic has changed everyone’s lives in so many ways. 2020 was when we learned that flexibility and perseverance was the only way we were going to survive, and my life is a testament to that.

For three years I worked at my aunt’s insurance agency, enjoying decent pay for once in my life. I had […]

1705, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Every Step of the Way

By |May 17th, 2021|

I finally landed my dream job, but it’s been a journey that that includes a college career cut short, a pandemic-related furlough, continued commitment to personal and professional growth, patient persistence — and a helpful recruiter and staffing firm.

Last year, I had a corporate job working as an executive assistant for a hotel in New […]

2303, 2021

The Talent’s Voice: Improve Your Rep

By |March 23rd, 2021|

As SIA President Barry Asin says, “The highest service we can perform is finding a job for a person in need,” drawing on the words of Moses Maimonides, a Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages. And that’s what this industry does. Through our work, the SIA editorial team sees the value the industry provides, that […]

2107, 2020

Fork in the Road

By |July 21st, 2020|

With the global pandemic, I am in the same unfortunate position as 40 million other Americans. I was also a casualty of the 2008 recession, after which I found a career I loved, working with clients on their workforce solutions. This time looks and feels vastly different — scary and crippling are two words that […]

1905, 2020

Combat to Consulting

By |May 19th, 2020|

I found my fresh start in life at a job fair that catered to Army veterans, where I was invited to apply for a job training program run by Work Opportunity Solutions and sponsored by Diversant. Here’s the story of how I made the transition from military to civilian life, learning many things in combat […]

2303, 2020

Full Circle

By |March 23rd, 2020|

Over the last 30 years, I can safely say I’ve written, directed and produced content for nearly every category in nearly every medium — except for skywriting and fortune cookies. In terms of ad agencies, I’ve burned the midnight (and sometimes morning) oil at a variety of shops, large and small, in New York and […]

1902, 2020

The Talent’s Voice: Your Own Backyard

By |February 19th, 2020|

When I started my job search after I earned my degree, I did not know of any local staffing agencies and had to find out about them through the internet. That’s unfortunate, because I believe staffing agencies play a role in society that benefits individuals and the communities that they are in and can help […]

1811, 2019

My Nomadic Life

By |November 18th, 2019|

As I stared at my husband from across the deck, I said, “We could be homeless next month. … What are we going to do without a paycheck?” Both of us are travel nurses, our current assignment was to end in three weeks and we were starting to wonder if we would get a new […]

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 […]