You can have a dynamic and challenging career that evolves with you.
It takes a keen understanding of what you REALLY want to do with your talents and experience, a readiness to compete for the right opportunities and a professional network that supports your chosen path.
Designing a career path strategy that supports who you are, what you’re all about and why you are in transition is hard work.
So here is a question:
Who is working with you? An even better question: Who is working for you?
According to people in the know in Madison’s business community, you’d be smart to consider Mark Richardson, President of Unfinished Business.
Why? Because Richardson’s ability to identify talent, align it with opportunity and build successful teams was honed through 25 years of Rw.E. (Real world Experience) in the private, public and non-profit sectors.
He understands professional transition from the individual’s perspective and talent acquisition from an organization’s perspective. In fact, it’s frequent requests for advice from both camps that inspired him to found Unfinished Business LLC to serve professionals throughout the Madison, Wisconsin region.
Mark encouraged me to think outside the box when pondering my future career path by testing my skills and preferences and showing me how those results could offer options I hadn’t considered.
I recently started a great new job with Mark’s assistance. From the initial screening through the final daylong interview, Mark had helped me focus on my strengths and how to best position myself with each interviewee, which boosted my confidence and really made a difference.
Forget the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Talk to any savvy business professional in the Madison area and you’ll likely find they’re no more than Two Degrees from Mark Richardson.
You reinforced some of what I’ve learned or suspected and gave me insights into new aspects of what makes me tick. Most importantly, you helped me to feel inspired about what’s next!
Mark’s process allowed me to get to know myself again (professionally) and created a safe space for me to be me.
- What Does Diversity Mean for Meetings? | DIVERSITY | 2015 1st Quarter
- Taking Care of Unfinished Business | THE MADISON TIMES | February 12-18, 2014
- Madison on the Move: Talent Magnet | MADISON MAGAZINE/Spectrum | January 2014
- Q&A: Mark Richardson leaves the Urban League to start his own business | THE CAP TIMES | September 22, 2013
- 40 Under 40 | InBusiness MAGAZINE | August 2008