Bet you never thought you would have to search for a job during a global pandemic?! I still have a hard time believing we are living through this. We are all in this together right now – recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates alike. We are all human and we are in territory none of us have experienced. If… Continue reading Job Hunting During a Pandemic
These past few months I have sat back and re-assessed. I had just started my business in August and now a global pandemic. I mean, come on 2020. Luckily, I had created strong relationships with clients already and stayed afloat throughout. I owe my clients everything this year. DNP Talent is still thriving because of you.… Continue reading What happens after COVID?
Sitting back in my home office the one thing I am very thankful for is I don’t have to constantly be thinking about the Corona (COVID19) virus and sick co-workers. When I worked in corporate HR it was always a battle of when to call in sick – was I sick enough to call in sick? Do… Continue reading Is Your Company Ready for a Pandemic?
I have been pondering what to blog about for a couple weeks now. Not wanting this blog to ever be too personal, but let’s be honest – life is personal. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball. As an entrepreneur, I had less time than most to pick myself up from my bootstraps and start… Continue reading Self Care is not Selfish
End of year is always a reason for lists. Lists of holiday presents to buy every 10 minutes from BuzzFeed. Lists of the greatest songs and movies of the year. More lists of the trends for this year and new trends for next year. It’s a time to reflect. It’s time for planning on… Continue reading What Are You Thankful For?
I have officially been an entrepreneur for 4 months. I have learned more about myself in those 4 months than I ever did in school or at work. I have always been autonomous. I am a self-starter and have my own competitive motivations to keep me over-achieving. This has sometimes rubbed co-workers, managers and… Continue reading Being an Entrepreneur: Still Going!
The process is broken. Our mantra at DNP Talent is Placing People First. I chose that with purpose. I have been laid off in my career twice. Once after a year at a higher education institution where my position was eliminated. Last time was after returning from a short-term disability and my position was considered… Continue reading Placing People First
Sourcing has always been the shining star of every recruitment training I have ever attended. Know how to write a strong boolean string and you will go far! Almost 15 years into this career I have learned a very large lesson. While sourcing skills will keep you ahead of the curve – working your network and candidate pool for referrals will win the… Continue reading Referrals: You have to ask
We have all read or even written posts about what makes a leader. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Why is this so hard?! I had bosses who were leaders. I had bosses who were managers. I had bosses who were delegators. I had bosses who were dictators. I had bosses who were… Continue reading Why is it so hard to be a great leader?
Eight weeks ago, I quit my high paying job as a Manager. Five weeks ago, I officially launched DNP Talent. I am on a learning journey as a new entrepreneur. I thought it would be interesting to begin to document the journey. The things people don’t talk about. Everyone is out here looking confident and successful. Bunch… Continue reading Becoming an Entrepreneur: The Reality Check