Chief Growth Coach Zach Hyder of The Dendro Group took time to talk with Angee about the common mistakes agencies make hiring, managing, and mentoring talent - and why you can’t steal someone who doesn’t want to leave....

I get it. It can be tough to have the courage to talk to your boss about what you need when it comes to career growth. But whether you seek money, higher status, increased visibility, additional resources or more time off, you likely won’t get it if you don’t specifically...

I recently had a candidate cancel a call with me because he decided the position wasn’t right, even before we had a chance to discuss it. We’ve all heard the adage of what happens when you assume, and this is just as relevant in the world of career planning and...

This is a story about sticking my toes in the sand and kicking myself in the pants. Both activities helped me accomplish something major in my professional life while inspiring me to be my best self in my personal life. I’ll be the first to admit, I wasn’t sure I had...

With the launch of Dare to be Deliberate, we peeked into one of Angee’s workshops at the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership Master’s program. Learn more about what you’ll experience when attending one of her session.     Workshop details can be found here. We will be in Seattle -- May 4-5, Chicago...

Let’s face it, when being deliberate in your career, you are often thinking about that next step UP on the job title chain. As much as I’d love to tell you that title doesn’t matter, we all know it can make a difference in how you are perceived in the...

I’m welcoming in the New Year with a little theme -- connections, community and being deliberate in your career. Creating connections is my life’s work. Not a day goes by that I’m not making meaningful matches between companies and individuals looking to grow in their careers. Every call, every meeting is important...

Companies that reach a certain point in their evolution and are prepared to welcome communications to the C-suite are my kind of companies. Naturally, I enjoy helping organizations at this stage identify and hire the right communications leader. It’s what we do. But possibly an even more important piece is that...

Let’s be honest, we’ve all heard some serious horror stories from candidates who have had bad experiences with recruiters – maybe you’re one of them. Maybe you’ve had a recruiter misrepresent an opportunity, misrepresent you, or even misrepresent themselves. In any of these cases, the fragile trust relationship that is...

Hiring senior marketing and communications leaders can be tough. Posting a generic job description doesn’t work at this level. HR execs, and likely the internal recruiters, typically don’t have the targeted network to rely on strong referrals for every niche. That leaves you with crossed fingers and an empty desk,...

Being selected as a speaker is both an honor and a privilege. But before you pick your flights and pack your fabulous footwear, ask yourself, “What value can I bring to this audience?” Last week I wrote about hearing so many successful marketing and communications initiatives when I interview candidates. I encourage you...

When you have the great pleasure of working with someone who makes you a better leader, inspires you and is just darn great at their job, it’s hard to say good-bye. But for Linsey Careers, we must do just that as we say farewell to Christine Pierson. In her next...

For every profession, there are many conferences that provide you the opportunity to learn, meet others in your field, and of course, have a little fun along the way. It can be tough to select which conferences to attend, and more importantly, which ones to target as a potential presenter. I’ve...

If you are actively seeking a new role, chances are, you have spent a significant amount of time on your resume. And while it’s an important document, it’s only a small part of how you must effectively tell your story. Let’s put it in perspective. Your resume is initially reviewed for...

March Madness had an exciting weekend leading up to the Final Four. Interestingly, the standout interview with the South Carolina head Coach Frank Martin came from none other than Max, a 10-year-old reporter for Sports Illustrator Kids. ...