Career Coach Kate

The Simple Reason Why You’re Missing Out on the Best Jobs

In just the last three weeks, I’ve had multiple people tell me that they’ve shied away from applying to particular jobs. What were the jobs? Ones for which they didn’t meet 100% of the desired qualifications or experience. They assumed that applying for jobs where they don’t meet all the qualifications would automatically be a …

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My Career Path Origin Story: How the Great Recession Became an Unexpected Turning Point

As a millennial, I’ve been defined by the Great Recession. In the summer of 2008, I sat in my cubicle in the HR department of a federal defense agency and watched President Bush make the announcement about the economic collapse. In that moment, I flashed back to hearing my English teacher say the words “what …

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