• Tips for the Seasoned Job Seeker
    I have become a woman of a certain age.  I am coming up on a “significant” birthday. Of course “significant” is relative right?   21 was significant, 30, 40, etc.  all for different reasons and accompanied with different levels of excitement or dread associated with those numbers.   I am going to be 60.  Significant.  I am …
  • Tips For the Job Seeker of a Certain Age
    Age….I was highlighted in the paper recently and the first thing mentioned right behind my name was my age.   I winced.  I work in an industry interviewing people and age isn’t something I can ask candidates about.    I couldn’t help thinking about the relevancy of putting it in the paper.   And just like the candidates …
  • Interview Preparation – Risk Mitigation
    If you are a consultant you know that all planning includes Risk Mitigation.   You give significant thought to all the possible things that can go wrong and plan to ensure they don’t.  Consultants have real strength in this space by experience and training.  Ironically, those skills don’t always translate to their personal interview process.   Over …
  • Projects End, seasons change…
    Another season ends and all that is left are squash and pumpkins on drying vines. The organic farmer and his interns have left our farm to occupy their various winter haunts, as the first frost officially signals the end of this growing cycle. One intern is on her way to her next WOOF-ing (World Organization …
  • Consultant Credo
    I was talking to an experienced and highly talented consultant the other day. In the course of the conversation, he listed for me lessons learned over the years that sounded much like a “Consultant’s Credo” to a long successful career. It went something like this: • Treat all levels in the organization as a valuable …