What kind of leader do you need to be today?

Have you ever conducted a string quarter? No? If you ever have the chance, take it!  I’ve had the privilege and it is amazing. To stand in the middle of those experts and feel like I am part of their music is a powerful feeling. You’re thinking, “Michelle, you aren’t a musician, you’re making this up.”  I really did get to conduct musicians…

Know Your Numbers!

I admit it, I’m a story teller. I see my workplace value in terms of the cultural fit I bring to a team. My resume and interview answers tell the story about the change I lead, forgetting to tell the measurable results. Yet I’m hypocritically surprised when I interview someone who doesn’t mention a single sales results. Ultimately, everything we…

The importance of a ‘Thank You’ note

“Like a cat bringing you a gift of a mouse, bring your interviewer a mouse in your thank you note” Never underestimate the power of the post-interview thank you note. A good one ticks the box, a bad one is memorable in the worst ways, a great one builds relationships. Naturally, your note will express your interest in the opportunity but…

“How do I begin a job search these days?”

“How do I begin a job search these days?” That’s the text a friend just sent me. As a recruiter, it seemed the opposite of my recruiting world where the job finds you. (See yesterday’s blog for getting your resume interview ready.) What next? Here are a few quick tips to turn this mountain into a molehill. Make a list of what you want…

Be Kind

I have to admit, I am struggling to be inspired this week. With all the current events going on in the world, affecting every one of us in different ways, I thought I would keep it simple and spread a message of kindness. One of my favorite sayings is “Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about….

Boston = Fashion????

Growing up within retail, spending most of my time in Boston, our city has never been given many props for being “fashionable”. Known for brutal northeast winters, we have been a city rated worst dressed often trading our heels and high-boots, for salt-stained Uggs and comfortable “athleisurewear” incorporating the easy breezy looks into our daily lives, no matter what we have going on. But…