When you’re a Hired Gun, it’s you who needs to manage your own career. But that doesn’t mean that you need to do it all alone. A network of like-minded peers can be invaluable when it comes to navigating today’s confusing world of work. That’s why we’re so happy that we have that very kind of network right here at The Hired Guns, one made up of outstanding executives who have survived and thrived throughout their careers.
The idea sharing in our community is unbridled. In the last year, we’ve been unlocking it with our blog, and now we want to unlock it further with our new series of mentorship panels. Here we’ll tackle head-on all the most important aspects of career management by looking to the best and brightest people we know.
We’ve established the first two panels for this spring. The first, titled “How Does She Do It?” and covering how to get ahead as a working mom, is set for Tuesday, May 8. This is a topic I’ve wanted to do since the day I launched The Hired Guns: it’s for women who are just thinking about having kids at some point in the future, moms about to “off-ramp” — leave the workplace temporarily (where we see the biggest career missteps happen) — as well as those attempting to return. And also for those moms just getting by, one day at a time.
The second panel, to be held later this spring, is for up-and-coming designers in our community, whether they work in visual, interactive, UX, or all of the above.