AMA with Sarah Johnston

Sarah Johnston, the Briefcase Coach, has helped everyone from C-suite executives to new graduates on taking the next step in their careers.

Her AMA will be held on Olmo on 9/23 at 12pm ET. Read below for her thoughts on the skills needed to do what she does as a coach.

1. What piece of advice do you wish you knew when you started your career?

Life is a marathon and not a sprint. You will not have it “all figured out” right out of the gate. Your goals, priorities and definition of success will evolve as you evolve.

2. How do you define success?

Success is doing a job where I can impact the lives of others in a deeply personal way while also having the flexibility to invest in my family

3. What is the biggest misconception about what you do?

That I am an employee of LinkedIn. People see and like my job search content on LinkedIn and think I work as a writer for the platform. I am a small business owner and work independently to help job seekers find work that they love, faster.

4. What traits or skills do you believe one needs to have the same job as you or to do what you do?

Compassion for people (job searching is hard work), grit and tenacity (being an entrepreneur is really dang hard some days) and love of learning (I’m always reading about the latest and greatest in the career space).

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