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Posts from the “Career” Category

New Year, New Resume

Posted on January 23, 2018

Time to update your resume If someone randomly asked you for your resume in order to be considered for the position of a lifetime, would you be ready? Do you think your most recent resume has what it takes to promote yourself, and your awesome experience? Our resumes not only highlight our past experiences, but it is a document that can reassure the hiring manager that we can do something for them, and their company. It simply highlights what we can bring to the table through our past experiences. Tailor your resume to a position that you see yourself in this year While strategically searching for a job is worth a whole new blog post, this post will simply give some pointers, and hopefully…


Setting Goals

Posted on December 5, 2017

Have you ever felt as if were destined to do something more? Maybe you have arrived at this page because you are still looking for a purpose or need a little motivation. One way to encourage a little self-motivation is by creating clearly defined goals for yourself. This means moving on from vague statements, to having goals that define what you want, why you want it, and what exactly it is that you want to do. Setting goals may sound simple but have you actually sat down, in a quiet room, with a notebook, and jotted down some goals? How much time have you spent recently re-evaluating where you are with your goals? Are your goals even measurable? Setting goals to find your purpose…


Building My Portfolio

Posted on November 19, 2017

There is something about having my daughter that has inspired me to do more. I have always loved photography and have been doing a gig here or there the past two years. Lately, I have been thinking, and feeling more motivated than ever to actually make this business work.  On the other hand, I also see myself climbing up the consulting food chain into some sort of executive role (ah, dilemma). Nevertheless, both paths are worth pursuing for now until I get a clear sign of which path is working for me. I believe it will happen organically and only time will tell… Which ever path I follow, I will need a portfolio, a vision, and a purpose. Whether it be an impressive resume or a beautiful online portfolio, both…


Bored at Work

Posted on August 27, 2017

Let’s face it, work can be boring depending on the project and a dry spell may enter you career leaving you extremely bored at work. Perhaps you are working on a new project and suddenly regretting it due to lack of interest. Maybe you are lucky and have no idea what I am talking about because your job is awesome, ha! Well, this post is for people who may be bored at work and hoping for more of a challenge. I was suddenly regretting my new position when I discovered what it really entailed and how I was no longer maximizing my skill-set or education I worked so hard far. I was a little weary at first but decided to try to make it…


Return to Work

Posted on July 21, 2017

After taking 17 weeks of maternity-leave, I learned two things: It is tough being a stay-at-home mom taking care of a baby. It is also tough leaving your baby at daycare. So, I returned to work and I was, “on the bench.” If you are in the consulting world, you will know that this is a time for employees to find a project to work on. I enjoyed working at the home office vs. client sites because there were many events going on, free breakfast in the morning as well as their free Starbucks machines and so on and so on… I guess there are some perks. This was my first time on the bench and I was nervous. The kid beside me didn’t…


Working-Mom Life

Posted on July 5, 2017

I was definitely a go-getter. I believe you have to have some level of go-getter-ness to make it in DC. With this being said, kids never really came into my mind on my career path that I visioned. While I didn’t have a set position or job in my mind I knew I just wanted to find a good company and move up the ranks. I have often heard that successful women remain single, men are intimidated by successful women and babies can end a woman’s career. As a woman, a mother and a future wife, I do not believe in any of that.  However, as I have entered a new chapter of my personal-life, I can admit it is a little more difficult…