The Talent’s Voice

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 […]

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 […]