August 04, 2020

Making the Rest of 2020 the Best

Q Consulting is honored to be named a 2020 Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. To achieve this award, the organization received a nomination and participated in an employee-led survey. The survey results landed Q Consulting on the list of Best Places to Work in the Twin Cities. I met with…

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June 30, 2020

Finding Opportunity in Economic Chaos

What is “normal?” What is “chaos?” Normal and chaos are not always opposites. Chaos is not always a bad thing. I often think we live in a state of balanced chaos. But right now, we are most definitely in an unbalanced, chaotic economic state. So, what do we do? It’s easy to get discouraged and want to…

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April 30, 2020

3 Ways to Make the Most of your Job Search in Any Market

In February 2020, the unemployment rate in the United States was the lowest we have seen in over 50 years. Since a national emergency was declared mid-March, the unemployment rate in the US has increased rapidly. According to CNBC, over 26.5 million people have filed for unemployment in the last 5 weeks. Those numbers are shocking…

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March 31, 2020

It’s Time to Connect

We are living in crazy times. Everything has changed from a few short weeks ago. Almost every part of our lives has been impacted by this pandemic. As I sat at my kitchen “desk” trying to figure out my new reality, I thought about how I can continue to do what I am best at:…

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February 29, 2020

Be Transparent to Land Your Dream Job

In my career as a Recruiter, I’ve heard statements such as “maybe you don’t need to know all of this”, “am I sharing too much?”, and “I don’t mean to bore you with the details.” Well, I am here to tell you all… I LOVE the details! I’ve found that to best represent candidates and…

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January 31, 2020

Consulting Myths: What I’ve Learned in My First Year of Recruiting

If you asked me a year ago what I’d expect to learn in my first year of Recruiting, I wouldn’t have even been able to scrape the tip of the iceberg on the amount of knowledge that I would gain in such a short period of time! I was told my first year of Recruiting…

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December 30, 2019

Identifying Excellent Consulting Partners

Many of the consultants I work with today are candidates I’ve worked with for several years. I strive to take a proactive approach to recruiting and I encourage candidates to do the same when working with Recruiters. Having trusted Recruiters on your side will not only help you find positions that will increase your skill…

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November 30, 2019

How CFO of the Year Bill Thelen Utilizes Data to Predict Business Outcomes

As we quickly approach the end of the decade, “data” has become a much more popular topic than it was in 2010. Data is now everywhere! According to, “Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the…

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October 30, 2019

5 Game-Changing Hiring Tips

5 Game-Changing Hiring Tips This fall in Minnesota the leaves are beautiful, the air is crisp, and… unemployment is nearing an all-time low; there are literally more job openings than there are candidates! In fact, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, “The number of vacant jobs in Minnesota crept up to a new high during the second…

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September 26, 2019

Suit Yourself: Standing Out in a Casual Marketplace

Let’s take it back to the 90s! There’s no doubt that a lot has changed since VHS cassette tapes (“be kind, rewind”), fax machines, and Palm Pilots. Many of these changes have positively impacted the world we live and do business in. There is one thing, that without a doubt, has had a massive change in…

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