Writer who specializes in career advice, having published a number of books on the subject, including New Job, New You (2009) and Blind Spot (2011). She was previously a syndicated career columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
She grew up in Gaithersburg, Maryland and earned a psychology degree from Northwestern University.
She was named as the Best Online Career Expert of 2010 by Money magazine.
She married and had children with psychology professor Stewart Shankman.
She worked with the Department of Labor during the administration of Barack Obama.