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op·ti·mis·tic - äptəˈmistik/
adjective

1. hopeful and confident about the future.

We understand what it's like to be unsatisfied with your job, to feel as if you haven't reached your full potential, to have your talents go underutilized and to wonder what more is out there for you… that's where we come in. 

If traditional career advice hasn’t worked for you, let the Occupational Optimist help you discover your true passions and the individual personality traits, skills and experiences that will put you on that path. You deserve career happiness and it's possible to achieve. With our humanistic principals and an artful, tailored approach to career planning that is truly modern, we'll help you find the job of your dreams.

 
 

ABOUT ME

The Occupation Optimist is a career consultancy founded by Chris Taylor, a former Executive Recruiter turned career coach, mentor and strategist with a passion for helping others find the job of their dreams. If traditional career advice hasn’t worked for you, let the Occupational Optimist help you discover your true passions and the individual personality traits, skills and experiences that will put you on that path.

 
 
 

EXPERIENCE

As an Executive Recruiter and Consultant, Chris’ clients have landed offers with some of the largest and most highly sought-after companies in the country including Johnson & Johnson, Nestle, Turner Broadcasting, Univision, JP Morgan Chase, MailChimp, Tory Burch and many others. Before finding his passion, Chris worked for ten years as a Sales Manager with a Fortune 500 corporation.

In addition to recruiting for companies large and small, Chris contributes to publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, Business Insider, Time, Inc Magazine and the Daily Muse, offering career advice, tips and stories from the front lines of job hunting.