A New Freedom Chase Begins

By Monday, October 20, 2014 2 Permalink 1

This has been a long time coming! We're so excited to get this project off the ground! Can't you tell by the exclamation points?! But seriously, we've been working on relaunching The Freedom Chase for what feels like forever. Our whiteboard was covered with tasks divvied up between the two of us. We debated (for what felt like months) the site and banner colors. Periods of inactivity crept in as we got distracted by other life happenings. ...

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.

— Carl Bard

Great Listen on Envy vs. Inspiration

By Monday, October 20, 2014 0 Permalink 0

So I was listening to one of my new favorite podcast: Behind the Brilliance by Lisa Nicole Bell. If I had to describe the show, I'd say it's a blend of personal, professional (not corporate) and creative development, inspiring conversations with people doing big things, and random tidbits that add value in some way or another. Her tone is casual and doesn't hit the "preachy peachy personal development guru" note that drives some people nuts. The show still feels ...

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

By Saturday, October 18, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I've been part of numerous projects over the years. Each with their own set of challenges. Many have failed, which means I've done a lot of learning. For today (since it's the 100th post), I wanted to highlight some entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. 1. Be extremely selective when adding people to your team. Think of every project you start as your baby. You wouldn't leave your child with just anyone, right? It has to be the ...

Answered: Should I Put a Local Address on My Resume?

I just had a conversation with someone around this very question. As a recruiter, I can tell you that we do look at where someone is located when reviewing his or her resume. Some of us will even screen you out if you're too far away and we don't offer relocation (I've done it). And it's that fear of being screened out that leads some folks to put the local address of a friend or ...

What Not to Include in a Resume: 3 Things

Every line on your resume is valuable real estate. The person looking at yours is trying to get to the relevant info as quickly as possible. Part of your job is to make that easy for them, which includes leaving some things out. Here are a few quick tips on what not to include in your resume. Social Media Info Unless your job will be in social media or it's specifically requested, you don't need to show ...

At 31: Right on Time. Right Where I’m Supposed to Be.

By Wednesday, March 19, 2014 6 Permalink 0

Over the last few years, I've had a lot of angst about my progress in life. I'll be the first person to tell you that I'm no where near where I thought I'd be when I got out of school. Even if you asked me where I'd be now three years ago, it'd still be different from reality. I've ventured down many paths. In the last five years alone, I've been an HR Generalist, Recruiter, ...

Building Your Brand Online: Stop Chasing People That Don’t Want Your Message

By Monday, February 10, 2014 1 Permalink 1

A lot of people (self-included) make the mistake of targeting the wrong audience when they're building their personal brand or business online. They expend a tremendous amount of energy targeting family and friends. They try to get the people following them on social media today -- whether Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ -- to read their content, listen to their show, or watch their videos. The truth is the people around you today may not be ...