What’s REALLY Safe?

These are strange times we are living in. For the first time ever, my law firm recruiter friends can take a two week vacation in August. “Back to school” means kids might only be in a classroom two days a week. For me, an “oddity” that I am witnessing is having really good roles to … Continued

Two Suggestions for Managing Your Mental Well-Being

It’s August and the uncertainty the pandemic has caused still remains five months later. I have been thinking a lot about the emotional toll COVID has reaped. As I speak to clients, I hear fatigue and a low-grade depression. In the same sentence where they acknowledge how lucky they are to have a job and … Continued

How to Make Big Decisions

Over the past few weeks, I have received three calls I had never experienced before. They were each from an industry leader in marketing, recruiting and PD whom I’d known for more than twenty years. They called to ask me if they should take the buyout package their firms were offering. None of these women, … Continued

What Do Your Summer Associates Find Most Challenging?

Most firms are conducting virtual summer programs for the first time ever. Although most law students are happy to have a job and get paid this summer, there are definitely challenges that arise from working from home for those new to law firms. As I conduct training programs for summer associates nationwide to help them … Continued

What I Discovered About Myself During the Pandemic

I have been working from home since March 16. As I reflect on the past 100+ days, there are actually a few things silver linings I want to acknowledge. Nature: As a kid who grew up on a treeless street, I have appreciated nature my whole life. It started with Sunday visits to the New … Continued

It’s Ok Not to Be Ok Right Now

Thirteen weeks into our COVID-19 quarantine restrictions are starting to lift, but life does not feel less stressful. The past week has raised painful issues our country needs to deal with regarding racism and violence against Black Americans. At moments I feel overwhelmed with sadness, especially when my 18- and 20-year-olds ask me, “What’s wrong … Continued

My 57th Birthday Thoughts, and a Big Favor

It’s our ninth week of working from home and the world looks a lot different than it did in when we began 2020. Today is my 57th Birthday and a good time to reflect on the past 24 years since I launched Wisnik Career Enterprises, Inc., as well as the past two months of running … Continued

Learnings from Quarantine: What’s Your New Essential?

As I reflect on the past seven weeks in quarantine, I know that in my best moments I dealt well with all the uncertainty we are experiencing and that in my worst moments I was hijacked by fear. My brain extrapolated that this uncertainty was going to last forever and impact everything. Over the past … Continued

Well-Being 2020: The Secret to Living a Fulfilling Life

Many of you have read about my immersive year studying with Tony Robbins. One of the things I learned is that success without fulfillment is failure, and that the key to living a fulfilling life is managing one’s mind. This has been my quest for the past 18 months and I have to admit it’s … Continued