Ignite Your Career!

Kris Holmes

Taking the first steps into your career should be one of the most exciting times in any young person’s life. Yet for many students and recent graduates, identifying the right direction and figuring out how to get there can be overwhelming, even paralyzing.

What’s your dream job? What kind of culture will you thrive in? How do you begin to lay the path toward a career that will truly fulfill you? Throughout your academic journey, every step has been neatly planned out—but now, the way forward isn’t so clear.

Through Ignite Your Career, Kris Holmes provides you with the same insight that has helped thousands of her clients find fulfilling careers. With this book, you’ll learn how to develop career goals that align with your strengths, giving you a clear path forward. From proven strategies for optimizing your resume, to practical advice on networking, finding the right company culture, prepping for interviews, and negotiating offers, this book is a step-by-step guide you’ll return to again and again.

Press & Praise

Mike Barkley, CEO, KIND Snacks

"Ignite Your Career is packed with clear, concise guidance and sage advice. Every college student and young professional should have this book to help them navigate their career journey."

Wendy Kritt, Former Chief Marketing Officer, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

"Kris has packaged her years of experience into a book that is a must-read for all college students and anyone contemplating their next career move. Ignite your Career is rich with insightful, strategic, and practical advice creating a road map for finding your right career and achieving your goals."

Mike Kernish, Previous General Manager, US Books at Amazon.com and Associate Marketing Director, Procter & Gamble

"For twenty years, I have trusted Kris Holmes as a career advisor and mentor. Her advice has helped me as I've built my career, and I recommend her book, Ignite Your Career, to anyone looking to build a successful career doing what they love."

Kris Holmes

Kris Holmes is an executive recruiter and partner at O’Connell Group, a leading executive search firm in consumer marketing and market research. With more than twenty-five years of experience, she is also a member of the Pinnacle Society, the premier consortium of industry-leading recruiters in North America.

Kris has counseled tens of thousands of candidates in setting goals and leveraging their strengths. Before shifting to recruiting, Kris worked for a decade in consumer marketing with major corporations like Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, and Ralston Purina. She’s a graduate of Tufts University and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Kris and her husband Jim are the proud parents of three wonderful kids and two happy yellow labs.

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