Hi! I'm Heather, and I'm so glad you're here.
While my official bio includes working at Goldman Sachs and Boston Consulting Group and a Stanford MBA, there's so much more to the story.
Originally from a small town, I wrote Art of the Job Search because I previously had no idea that there was ‘an art’ to finding a job, especially one you love.
Several years ago, I decided I wanted to live more intentionally--and find a job I loved. I quickly learned that the job search is not what it seems. Dropping resumes online led to radio silence. Following the conventional interview approach didn't work. And I wasn't quite sure how to network. What questions do you ask? How do you find people in your network? To find a job, especially one I loved, I realized that I needed to figure out how the job search really worked.
So, I interviewed 50+ people who found jobs they loved. Classmates from Stanford Business School. People at Fortune 100 companies, like Google and Facebook. People at small companies - from non-profits to hedge funds. Entrepreneurs founding their own companies.
Using what I learned from these incredible people, I ended up with 5x more offers, a 20% higher salary – and most importantly, a job I loved. I learned something very valuable: there is an art to the job search, especially when you are trying to find work you love.
Figure out what you want to do next
Build the confidence to search
Create an amazing resume
Network authentically (even if you’re an introvert)
Negotiate and make $500k in your lifetime
Set yourself up for success in your new job
I continue to look for ways to live more intentionally, which has included traveling the world with my husband for a year (favorite places: Joshua Tree, Namibia, and Taos), creating abstract art, and spending time with the people that I love.
I live in San Francisco with my husband, Robin, and Golden Retriever, Ollie. And we just added a new companion to the mix – our son, Ever.