Anna Papalia

Anna Papalia is the Founder & CEO of Shift Profile. Drawn from her 15-plus years of experience in corporate recruiting, talent acquisition, training, and human resources she has developed SHIFT profile an industry leading assessment, for job seekers and hiring managers to identify their interview style. Since launching SHIFT in 2011, Anna has served both private clients on an individual basis and large consulting projects with universities and corporations including Lincoln Financial Group and Temple University. She has helped students, entrepreneurs, senior executives, and job seekers of all ages shift into meaningful careers, gain confidence, prepare for interviews and negotiate job offers. 

“I losed”

My son is 5 and my daughter is 2. Sometimes they compete against each other in little races around the house. My son always wins because he’s bigger. When he crosses the imaginary finish line, he throws his hands up and yells, “I WON!” Then when my daughter glides across the finish line she throws …

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Live your life as if your future depends on it.

I just celebrated 20 years of living in Philly and recently turned 40. All of this has gotten me thinking about time. How much can change in just a few years and how much things stay the same. What are the moments in my life that will change my future? This weekend I watched Back …

What do you do right?

An obvious approach in achieving a goal is to uncover what isn’t working. Just as important however is figuring out what is. All too often clients hire me because they have hit a wall and feel as though they can’t get any further because of x, y and z. I usually ask them to tell me what their greatest accomplishments have been thus far.

Don’t blame the plant

If a plant doesn’t grow, you don’t blame the plant. You look for reasons why it isn’t thriving. Perhaps it needs more sun, less water or a bigger pot. Why then do we blame ourselves and other people when we don’t thrive in certain jobs and relationships?

Doubt to certainty

I left my corporate job eight years ago this week. I started my own business two months later. I wish I could say that I had a brilliant business plan all laid out and quarterly goals set, I did not. I left on a mission. Let me reiterate, I left my stable job with benefits

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10 Rules to Survive Working in a Cubicle

After surveying 100 executives I was shocked.. 1) What happens in your cubicle doesn’t stay in your cubicle! – DON’T USE SPEAKERPHONE Everyone hears everything and you are always on display. You have to learn how to get along with your neighbors. Being liked shouldn’t be underestimated! Social capital is just as important as your ability to do the job.