The Missing Candidates Are Right In Front Of You

I have half a dozen clients searching for jobs and bumping into walls of ageism. They ask me for guidance: should they eliminate dates from their resume; should they try to dress younger; should they remove college from their LinkedIn profile?…

The Huffington Post

My posts are now living at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rena-delevie/. I'm in the process of figuring out how to have them live in both places.

You Are More Than Your Job

Have you had that moment where suddenly it all becomes clear why you're here and what you're meant to be doing? If you have, you're part of the .00001 percent of the world who has. Everyone else, listen up as we walk on the winding road…

I Yam What I Yam

A few years ago, I was at a dinner with a client and a few other consultants. We had just completed delivering a successful conference and were celebrating. As the wine bottles emptied, we joked with each other about our different styles of…

Bite Size Garbage

“The food is bad and the portions are too small.” This yiddish phrase captures how a lot of people feel when they’re looking for work and get a ridiculous offer. Ridonculous is how a client referred to it recently. It can be tempting…

It's Both

I talk a lot about coexisting truths and I want to emphasize the healing power in this approach to life. How would you describe your job? How was your day today? How was that meeting? We tend to use one word answers to these questions, yet…

Do You Know When To Share Gossip?

The first time I was trusted with information about someone’s poor performance review, I came really close to warning her. I remember the relief when I heard that they had changed their minds and she was fine. I also remember the flood of…

Managing A Junior Associate

Do you manage people who have recently entered the workforce? Are you exasperated at times? Check out my post on Cella Consulting’s blog: http://www.cellaconsulting.com/blog/managing-junior-associate/ You can read more of my posts for…

The Art of Vacation

Staycation, flight to faraway lands, or a quick drive up the coast – it’s all the same to the folks who will be in the office. Here’s the best way to go on vacation and not piss off the colleagues who will be covering for you: Set…

10-10-10

In January of 1996, NYC got a 3-foot delivery of luscious snow.  I love snow – the smell, the feel, the cold air, and the quiet that accompanies it. I went to work that day and sat, resentfully lamenting being inside instead of out.  It…