#176 Reinventing Your Job Search in Your 40s, 50, and 60s (Gillian Williams)
September 30 2022
“If a company is looking past you then you don’t want to work there anyway,” says Gillian Williams. “It’s almost a way to avoid working at a place that would have probably been incredibly toxic.” These are words of wisdom from someone who knows a thing or two about job placement. After moving to Maine to pursue an unsuccessful romance, Williams found herself back in New York in her 20s with no career, no connections, and a growing battle with depression. With nothing else to do but take a risk, she founded her own recruitment firm, Monday Talent. Almost 20 years later, Monday Talent has grown into a thriving business focused on marketing communications and creative strategy across multiple industries, from consumer to healthcare and beyond. The “why” of Monday Talent is focused on diversity and inclusion, with people of color making up 50% of the company. In this conversation with CoveyClub founder Lesley Jane Seymour, Williams discusses everything she’s learned from her industry and shares the most important job search tips she’s uncovered for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
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Gillian Williams is a Partner and Founder of Monday Talent, a recruitment firm with a deep commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, that specializes in finding talent within the marketing, communications & creative arenas. Coming from a creative/editorial background herself, Gillian brings her in-depth understanding of these industries to the search process. With over seven years of recruitment experience and an inherent understanding of people, Gillian has become a trusted thought leader in the talent acquisition space. Her expertise and insights have been featured in several iconic publications including Forbes, Marie Claire, Business Insider, BuzzFeed & Well + Good. Raised in a multi-racial family in the heart of New York City, Gillian is a fierce social activist who sits on the Board of Directors of Ardea Arts and can often be found rallying for change.