Nicki Sanders: From Internship Supervisor to College Professor

Words have power…choose and use them wisely. Manifestation is real…use it intentionally. God’s favor isn’t fair…accept it graciously. I have always been a teacher. It probably started during my years as a student at Trinity College that I would randomly but frequently say “I’m going to teach a college course one day”. Now, we all …

Nicki Sanders: From Hiring Manager to Career Strategist

‘Bad bosses stifle your learning. Good bosses develop your skills. Great bosses develop your career. Bad bosses tell you what to do. Good bosses ask how you’re doing. Great bosses ask how you want to make a difference.’  -Adam Grant According to Adam Grant, I am a great boss, LOL. In addition to being a …

Make a Results-Based Resume a Part of your Career Acceleration Plan

There was a time when you could walk into a company without an appointment and be hired after speaking directly with a hiring manager. There was a time when mailing or faxing a resume and cover letter was the norm. There was a time when your job competition may not be in a country on …

Grant Grace, Share Resources, and Advance Your Career

There are many individuals and companies that are experiencing increase during this global health pandemic. There are others who are also maintaining the same level of profit. Not everyone is impacted in a negative way by this pandemic.  There was a time when I was so exhausted that while driving I would pray for a …

Yes, You Can Uplevel Your Career During a Pandemic

Very few of us are untouched in some way by the Coronavirus pandemic. What are your greatest questions, concerns, or fears related to advancing your career during this time? If you’re wondering if you really can pivot or progress professionally during this time, the answer is YES.  -YES, you can Get Hired during this coronavirus …

Task: Review 3 Job Descriptions Similar to Your Dream Job

As a Career Strategist, one of the things that I often recommend to clients is to search for and review job descriptions for jobs they may be interested in. The benefit of this task is two-fold; (1) select relevant keywords for resume and cover letter updates, and (2) as a reminder and confidence booster of …

Conversation with Nicki Sanders and Sandy Saperstein, PhD, Lecturer, UMD and Senior Associate, Sharp Insight, LLC

Sandy Saperstein. PhD, is a Lecturer in the School of Public Health at University of Maryland, College Park and a Senior Associate for Research and Evaluation at Sharp Insight, LLC. Although her leadership skills were evident when she served as a safety patrol in elementary school, Sandy didn’t consider herself a leader when I first …

I Am My Own Career Case Study

As a first generation college student, I was unsure if I wanted to be a teacher or a social worker. Not only was I a great student and natural helper, these were the only professional positions I was aware of outside of doctors and lawyers. Today I have a Master’s degree in social work and …

Have You Found Your Career Sweet Spot?

A career sweet spot is the zone where you are utilizing your unique abilities, qualities, or a combination of both to perform at your best or function most effectively in work that you enjoy. I am a Career Strategist. My career sweet spot is career advancement. It’s what I love and what I do well.  …

Where Are You Focusing Your Thoughts During The Coronavirus Quarantine?

I am grateful that there has been a slight shift in coronavirus pandemic coverage and mass media is now celebrating all essential workers and sharing more about coronavirus survivors and the good samaritans who are making a difference in their communities.  This pandemic has challenged our definitions of wealth, opportunity, and work/life balance. Although we …