8.1 Questions

8 Questions for David Pinkley, Founder and CEO of The Career Sage

1. What is The Career Sage?

2. So you’re a staffing agency?

3. What’s the mission of The Career Sage?

4. What do you mean exactly?

5. Can you describe your process?

6. What drives you?

7. Pet peeve?

8. What was the last book you read?

8.1 Favorite movie?


1. What is The Career Sage?

The Career Sage provides world-class career management and strategic advice to executives and corporate athletes who want and deserve more. Instead of focusing on the next rung of the ladder, we help them aim higher in life. Because the true secret to success is fulfillment.

2. So you’re a staffing agency?

We’re definitely not a staffing agency.

3. What’s the mission of The Career Sage?

All of us are a work in progress – becoming who we strive to be. Our mission is to help people realize the life they want – not the life others have assigned to them.

4. What do you mean exactly?

People are starved for insight. They want ideas and knowledge that will help them understand how the world works. I believe it’s easier to understand how the world works once you understand how you work. We help people see themselves. Once you understand how the rest of the world sees you, your emotional intelligence expands and the world is new again. This gives birth to confident action. The Career Sage LLC Web content, page 11

5. Can you describe your process?

The best way to describe our process is professionally intimate. We are very effective at creating space within conversations that allow people to be themselves. We effectively create an environment where you can talk confidentially and without judgment. People don’t expect the conversation to go this way. This is where the magic happens.

6. What drives you?

I was laid-off from my first job less than 5 years after graduating from the University of Michigan. I was one of 34 people let go that same day. I vowed I would take responsibility for my career and always have a plan B. I’ve been empowering others to do the same since.

7. Pet peeve?

Spelling errors on resumes. But if you really want to get technical, my biggest pet peeves are gaps and dashes between the dates on resumes that aren’t uniform. It’s the tiniest detail, but that’s what gives the reader a sense of quality.
By the way, if you’re looking for a resume writer: THE RESUME SAGE.

8. What was the last book you read?

“The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino. It’s only 111 pages but to finish it properly you must open the book 900 times over a period of 10 months. It took me 12. It is probably the second most influential book I have ever finished.

8.1 Favorite movie?

Without question my all-time favorite movie is Becket which stars Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton. It won best screenplay and was nominated for 11 other Oscars in 1965. It’s a real treasure because the acting is brilliant and the characters display just about every human emotion known. If you own it on DVD – please send it to me for Christmas.

To learn more about David Pinkley read his BIO.

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Sunday 30th, April 2017