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The problem with modern résumés

I’m going to say something that has made me very unpopular with my creative students and something that may get pushback from other résumé writers, even though they know it’s true.

Even though conventional résumé formats are unexciting, they are still necessary if you are going to apply online. 

Admittedly, I have been using the same template/format for 10 years, and it’s not without its own headaches at times. It’s battle-tested, however, and it’s proven that content is still king. 

In 2019/2020 when I was teaching senior Communication majors at Cabrini University, I got a lot of pushback from students (and some faculty) to allow the students to apply their own “flare” and highlight their graphic design skills. They were free to do so, but not for the class’s résumé assignment, due to my priority – to make sure the students graduated with powerful, usable tools that will help them own their own career paths. I knew many of them would face formatting specifications with which they would need to comply in the careers they chose, anyway. 

The Word document requirement didn’t make me popular, but it was one of those things I felt, one day, they would appreciate. Much like when I, at first, was disappointed by my college poetry professor’s strict rules about applying various poem style rules.  I had an expectation that I would have the freedom to let my creativity flow, but later, when working in radio where content had to be exactly timed, and then in recruiting when following the firm’s formatting and branding rules, I realized that it was actually an enjoyable (though sometimes frustrating) creative challenge to find the best way to convey something when there are character limits – like a word game. I invited my students to reframe and welcome the challenge. Let’s just say it’s a very good thing we did the résumé early in the semester, as challenges were abundant shortly thereafter. 

I found in the first two semesters at Cabrini University, no matter what software or apps my students before were using, we were all spending far too much time resolving technical formatting issues rather than focusing on the content, and I could not help them very much with other word processing tools. Many had ignored the ATS compatibility rules I gave them, like – no text boxes or tables (text-only ATSs exclude this content, and that can sometimes mean their name and contact information doesn’t make the cut), no borders (they cause printing issues when printer margins differ from Word settings), and stick to a bullet/symbol menu that translates across Word versions (otherwise they show up as any variety of non-aesthetic non-sense).  They were also learning how to relay their unique brand by including details that spoke to how students accomplished, not just what they accomplished. This helped them resonate culturally with employers-of-choice. These details were often sacrificed for format. Again, between format and content, content is king – always. 

In my last semester, I supplied them with my own Word template and required them to use it. This didn’t solve all formatting issues (if you work in Word, you know it’s quirky sometimes), but at least I could show them how to fix them.  The template uses formatting that is (supposed to be, and mostly is) compatible and similar across versions of Word.  

Many of them didn’t even have Microsoft installed on their computers, so we had to find a way for them to download Word at no additional cost to them. 

With pressure from students and my faculty supervisor to be more flexible to make it easier and more enjoyable, I wanted to validate that a Word/text-based résumé was still required for ATS (Applicant Tracking System) compatibility. After all, technology had come a long way. 

I invited Melissa Burke of Blue Plate Minds, a staffing and placement firm specializing in creative careers, to hop on a Zoom call with one of my students who gave me the strongest pushback. I told this student that if Melissa said that it’s no longer required to have a Word/text-based version of your résumé, I would completely waive the requirement and accept any format. 

It’s unfortunate, but with over 250 different applicant systems and far better technology available than was available 15 years ago when I was a daily ATS user, some ATS systems used by employers still require a Word or .txt document. In order for my students to be as marketable as possible for opportunities, even though a firm like hers specializes in creative jobs, they still needed a Word document. We all sighed. Creative agencies hardly touch Word, but smaller, family-owned companies and even larger Fortune 500 companies still used ATS and backup storage systems with file size limits or ATS that lack the ability to parse (analyze for keywords) résumés in formats other than Word. 

Even though I was teaching them how to build and leverage a professional support network to generate opportunities and momentum that afforded them top-notch choices, applying online remained their default job search activity. 

With my visually creative clients, we forge a partnership where I focused on content and they owned the format, with the agreement that they would have a text-only Word version where PDFs were not an accepted format for online applications. 

All formats dictate character limits for reader-friendliness, so sometimes the format has to be decided first, 

In truth, I would have abandoned this format long ago if my clients insisted on never applying online as a plan A. What they have found, however, is even when they follow the recommended Plans A-D,  potential sponsors and network contacts who are not able to help (follow the link for 5 reasons that happens), will direct them right back to applying online, and crossing their fingers that someone responds. In these cases, they need to comply with the format requirements of whatever ATS their target companies use.

Of course, 2020 wasn’t the first time the desire to have a more modern-looking résumé came up, with students and clients alike. At Drexel, I taught business students, who already had Microsoft Word, and the requirement for the résumé being Word was established and enforced by Career Services. Even before that, though, most of my clientele had been tech professionals when I started my company in 2006, which was not surprising since I had been a Technical Recruiter in my past professional life. When I entrenched myself in the startup world in 2015, my tech clientele, which had been mostly Fortune 500 Information Technology professionals, started to include more entrepreneurial “full-stack” technical co-founders. They needed to do the opposite of comply – they needed to present themselves as revolutionaries on the bleeding edge of technology willing to take risks and break through barriers. 

Infographics (not to be confused with infographic résumés, which are really just more visually appealing, still quite text-based, but short-form, modern formats) were the ideal solution for these clients, who were attracting partners, co-founders, investors, and talent more so than employers. They were generating meetings versus interviews, and they work very well for that aim.

In summary, have a modern résumé or some other showcase document like an infographic, especially if you want to present yourself as someone who:

  • Is on the bleeding edge of trends (even though infographics have been around a while; they’re still newer than résumés)
  • Presents data in visually compelling and memorable ways
  • Has mastered branding

If you are conducting a conventional job search/career campaign that includes applying online, use a simple, yet clean format to: 

  1. Be ATS-compatible
  2. Keep the focus on content vs. image, which is still king to recruiters and employers
  3. Avoid printing incompatibilities that make your printed résumé print weird

The Word formatting features I consistently use to enhance the visual aesthetic are the horizontal line (NOT the one that automatically generates when you use successive dashes – that one’s a nightmare to move/edit/delete), columns, and full justification. I avoid the paragraph settings that create spaces and instead opt to adjust the font size of a blank line to 6 to separate content within an entry. Believe it or not, I use Word 2008, because I can easily (mostly) drag columns to accommodate long titles or city names across from dates. 

There are fun modern résumé writing contests and I have been tempted from time to time to enter, but believe it will attract people who want that to represent their brand, and then will be disappointed to learn that they will still need to invest in a content-rich, text-based résumé. 

Remember that your brand isn’t just your image; it’s the content of who you are that is the foundation for sustainable success. By all means, present yourself visually; just don’t sacrifice the content. 

Book a consultation to find out the best way to brand yourself for career optimization.

Taylor Swift – Style

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Karen Huller, author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days (bit.ly/GetFocusIn30), is founder of Epic Careering, a 13-year-old leadership and career development firm specializing in executive branding and conscious culture, as well as JoMo Rising, LLC, a workflow gamification company that turns work into productive play. 

While the bulk of her 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. 

Karen was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends in hiring and careering. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

She is an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and previously was an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business  She is also an Instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy where some of her students won the 2018 national competition, were named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, and won the 2019 People’s Choice Award. 

Inner Journeys – Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership

Another unsurprising pick from the C3 community, this month during our Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership we focused on Inner Journeys. It’s not surprising because we tend to talk about self-awareness during each and every monthly event we have done, because that is where all conscious efforts begin. Inner journeys are something all conscious leaders have in common.

Our panelist, Christopher Waters, Social Impact Strategist and award-winning professor, opened up the topic by positioning inner journeys as a way to look at how you develop professionally and personally, and how we reflect and move forward. We proposed that how in-depth we take our journey can determine how far we go, and we talked about why that is.

We opened up talking about how some journeys are not self-led – in other words, they are not conscious, they are not internal, and went on to discuss how you know. Join C3 to watch the replay and hear what was said about that as well as the following aspects of inner journeys:

  • What are questions you can start with to direct your inner journey
  • How does our inner journey impact various realms of our lives
  • How can we make the inner journey more accessible to more people
  • What does it mean to sign yourself up for a journey and are people still doing this
  • What an inner journey isn’t
  • What does it look like operationalize inner journeys in your life
  • How do you help someone accept that development is an unending effort
  • How do we discern if we are being authentic about our inner journeys and how do we remain there as we navigate
  • What are the detriments of avoiding the inner journey and following the “programming” and what is the payoff of doing the work of an inner journey
  • What is the hero’s journey and how may it apply to your journey
  • What should you not mistake for progress
  • How does an inner journey compare to navigating an actual journey
  • How do you help people identify their own inner why
  • As a teacher, how can you challenge students to understand the difference between the work that goes deep and that which fails to go deep
  • How can a boomerang help you understand gaps that need to be filled

As Lawrence said as we wrapped up, and as is true for nearly every Answer the Call to Conscious Leadership event, we barely just tipped the iceberg on this topic.

We didn’t even dig into some of the major tools and methodologies of inner journeys, though a few were mentioned.

What are some tools that you have used to navigate your inner journey?

Join C3 today for the opportunity to speak about critical conscious leadership topics such as this, to connect and co-create with other conscious leaders, and to access the replays of our events.

I’ll Take It from Here

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Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award, and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.

America’s Birthday: How many are left? That’s up to us

I had never been very interested in history or current events as a kid. A few things stuck out as pivotal – the spaceship exploding, the Gulf War starting, the fall of the USSR, and the attempted assassination of Reagan. My dad was active politically, campaigning for guys from his neighborhood. I remember our basement full of campaign signs, buttons, and styrofoam hats.  I remember being brought to a campaign event on a sunny day. I was bored.

It’s probably not surprising what changed that – a teacher. Much like how Dr. Wickersham brought Greek Mythology alive at Ursinus College, when Mr. Kozol taught history and civics in 11th grade, a lot of dots connected for me that planted seeds that steered me in a completely different career direction. He was also just so nice. He didn’t take crap from students but didn’t get much, either. He would turn a smart-ass comment swiftly into a burn even the smart-ass couldn’t refute was funny. He was the first teacher who made me believe college was a possible future for me. I really hadn’t been encouraged before then by my parents or my guidance counselors. He inspired me to own my decision, and so I looked further into his inspiration for clues as to a possible career path that might make me happy, because a corporate life looked pretty awful. My mom was overworked and underappreciated and my dad was forced into early retirement and I resented his company for it when he sold the house I grew up in to move into a tiny apartment with a closet-sized room for me.

Some things that stuck out from Mr. Kozol’s lessons:

“He won da war” –  a phrase he repeated throughout the course, referring to the trend of presidential candidates who won elections because they… well, won a war.

I really hadn’t cared one bit about political parties before this class, but he made me see just how influential a two-party system was and how, when a 3rd party tried to emerge, all it did was split the vote and make one party dominate an election. I was surprised to learn, then, that Lincoln was a republican and the democrats of the time were actually for slavery, and how the parties flipped by the time FDR was president.

I hadn’t decided what party I was and really despise being labeled, be it for my clothing, grades, race, gender, socioeconomic status, family status, hair color, hobbies, talents, athletic abilities, group of friends, musical tastes, my NAME (thanks, 2020 – the gift that keeps on giving), etc., etc.  One of the highlights of my high school career, in fact, was when the infamous Mr. Beech said, “Hollinger, I just can’t figure you out.”  That’s right. Try as you may, you won’t.

In fact, I was registered independent from the time I first registered to vote until my friend and someone I had worked alongside was running and wanted my support in the primary (primaries in PA are by party.)  I have since enjoyed exercising my voting rights in primaries and have remained registered as one party, and do lean that way (full disclosure), but I have mapped it and I’m not far from the middle. Even as a kid I resisted leaning way into trends. I don’t have tattoos (though I know of two things I would/will? get.) I hold on to clothes way past they’re out of style because they’re functional. I put signs on my yard, but they include democratic and republican friends.

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Wow. What an image. This certainly wasn’t original to my teacher. It wasn’t even original to Teddy Roosevelt; it was a West African proverb.  To me, it seemed like an honorable guide to diplomacy that worked for him at that time. It also seemed like many leaders, corporate, government, and otherwise, have bastardized this phrase and adopted it to use extreme intimidation in leadership. If that had worked in the past, data shows that leadership has had to adapt a lot to be effective in garnering performance and loyalty among younger generations in the workforce. I wonder if there is a modern-day version of the proverb that can be applied today or if there is a novel model that needs yet to be created and applied. Do we integrate or disintegrate old systems and create anew?

Checks and balances – Our whole system was designed to make sure that men, who our founding fathers knew could become easily corrupted, did not usurp the power of the people. A free press was a fairly unique development in the world at the time. Our mother country considered it seditious to speak against the king.  Considering one of the forefathers claimed by Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin, was one of the drafters of the Constitution who advocated for a free press, I felt an affinity for this right, very closely associated with free speech, and thought, perhaps, this was my calling. Holding leaders accountable seemed very noble to me. I suppose it still does.  I wrote my college application essays on the premise that I would someday be a journalist. That changed, as did the press itself, by the time I was deep into my major courses, Media Criticism, in particular. My visiting professor for Media Crit went by Tony (or Tom? I’ve tried confirming this to give him proper credit, and will correct this if I am able). In that course, a few things stood out, and one thing, in particular, changed my career course completely – the modern media mogul.

This course delved further into concepts first brought to my attention by Mr. Kozol – yellow journalism and propaganda, which I had come to believe was a thing of the past, something we had evolved enough as a country to identify and rebuke. I learned from Tony(?) that I was very wrong, that even the media we were presented with then (1997ish) was slanted depending on the political leanings of the owners. He introduced us to [Noam Chompsky], a modern-day Benjamin Franklin, some might say, and also from Philadelphia. I felt that if I were to become a journalist, I would be forced to perpetuate propaganda at some level from one side or the other in order to maintain a career.  We were trained to identify bias, and I was very disillusioned at how much we identified.  (Shout out to Dr. Lynne Edwards who also taught me how to write unbiased, though this is not an example of the unbiased writing she taught me.) If you are curious if there is any unbiased news, I have yet to find any, but as someone trained to identify bias (not that I am not still inherently biased to some degree – I just have a greater awareness of it), I can disregard any information I find to be biased and lean on more fact-based reporting to form my opinions, which are still just my opinions and are still limited to the information with which I am presented without having conducted peer-reviewed research to test my theories adequately. I did this kind of research as one of Ursinus College’s first summer fellows, and, honestly, I didn’t cut the mustard. I was questioned rigorously by a penal of academic scholars and was denied honors for this research because I inadequately presented my case. I appreciate the rigor of peer-reviewed research, and yet, there are no fixed finalities in any research – only findings. There must always be room for more current information to influence opinion and inform policy.

Don’t let someone tell you what defines another group. This is a red flag for propaganda. Today we call it “othering.” Both sides do it. Rise above it. Call it out. Find out yourself what people are about, and do it on more than one level for more than one issue. Challenge yourself to find common ground with people. We are dynamic by nature, not flat. Yet, as we strive to feel belonging, we often lose those dimensions. We do not blossom to our full potential while our petals are being peeled and dimmed by the expectations of our communities. It takes something in these times to reach out beyond our communities to explore and define our full dimensions and realize our full potential.

Personal rights – My rights end where yours begin. This drives my view of everything for which our Constitution stands.  One person cannot disenfranchise the rights of someone else. At least, that is how it is supposed to be.

Nothing was meant to be absolute and unchecked– not our personal freedoms, not the power of the government, not capitalism, not even our freedom of speech.  The needs and wants of a few were not supposed to supersede the will of the masses. However, with such filtered funnels of information reaching people very differently, and people deciding, perhaps unconsciously, to remain in their echo chambers – on both sides – each side believes they are the majority, that they are “right.” Some are trying desperately to keep things as they are because it is benefiting them, while others are fighting for change to swing the pendulum of momentum the other way.  Our country is a powder keg.

With freedom, comes great responsibility – According to Ken Wilbur, 1% of the world population is operating in egocentrism. This is not “Thee” 1%, though you could certainly identify egocentrism among thee 1%, and with their wealth comes the power to manipulate the world to accommodate their desires, at a cost to whomever.

70% world operates in ethnocentrism, looking out for people who they consider to be “like” them somehow. The risks of ethnocentrism are scarcity vs. shared resources, which turns into wars and destruction of resources, much like a contentious divorce that decimates a family’s current and generational wealth, and the ones who lose the most are the kids – future generations.

This is (all) purely my opinion, but the world I want for my kids, my grandkids, and my great-grandkids is a world where people have compassion and care for one another – where they recognize that we are divinely kindred. One love. One heart.

On his podcast recently, Christopher King asked me with whom I was looking to connect, and I said anyone who wants to make the world a better place and who has an open mind; I am very skeptical of people who insist they have it right.

Without having run these topics through a rigorous consciousness screening process, I truly have no way of knowing what is in the highest good. I have my opinion based on my life experience, what I’ve learned from trusted authority figures in my life, and un-trusted authority figures in my life.  I know there is data, a lot more in the past 20 years of advances in capture and computation, and still, there is translation and dissention. There are still bound to be outliers and unintended consequences and unpredictable factors.

I am also very skeptical of religions and religious ideas that have little to do with the highest good here on Earth. A God wanting a chosen few to thrive while the majority suffer is in direct conflict with my beliefs. That is why identifying what is in the highest good aligns with what I believe will create a better world.

Yet, I do not want to surround myself with people who agree with me, who share my opinions, or who have the same life experiences as me (though we all thrive more when we aren’t psychologically isolated and know others relate to us – so, yes, I want those people, too.) I want to surround myself with people who are open to being wrong, who are in pursuit of truth, and yet who recognize that truth itself often evolves.

The quintessential growth (vs. fixed) mindset.

Before we influence, as conscious leaders, we must do or, better yet, delegate (to remove personal bias), due diligence to ensure the decisions we influence will have the highest good outcomes. Also, no one is apt to be influenced by someone who believes they are elite.

What if we could really determine what is in the highest good in regards to the issues that divide us (the “United” States) most? And what if we could mitigate the impacts on populations who are sure to suffer in some way because of change?

What if we could come to a greater consensus about the topics that divide us most:

  • Gun control
  • Abortion
  • Universal healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Free and fair elections
  • Pandemic response
  • Civil Rights
  • Foreign relations
  • Government assistance
  • Church and state
  • Abuse of power/Corruption
  • Global warming
  • Non-renewable resources
  • Gender identity

Guess what! We can! There are members of the C3 community who I will be calling forth to provide input on my Conscious Decision Protocol, a process that I tested with remarkable results (only on a small scale so far) that can be applied to personal, community, corporate, and government decisions. If you want to be a part of these kinds of developments, join the C3 community now.

And, if these are decisions run through a conscious decision protocol and show that a particular pathway is in the highest good, will that reunite us? Not necessarily.

We will only reunite if we are not shielded from the findings and if there is a trusted free press that is accessible and visible to us.  There are less biased media to consult and compare to the biased media on both sides, especially before becoming so staunch that we feed our anger. We can all get better at recognizing fact from opinion and opinion from propaganda.

I see our anger and fears being weaponized, benefiting nefarious world forces who have wanted for centuries to see our country and our freedom fall.

United we stand; divided we fall, right?

I’m working on not vilifying people who are different-minded every day.  I’m not perfect, but I’m getting better at recognizing when I’m tempted to do this and refraining.

We cannot unify while we vilify. Contest ideas, not your fellow countrymen and women, and especially not your family!  Remember that people are more complex and there are spectrums on all of these issues. The people in your life and those you love are likely to fall on opposite sides of one or more of these issues.

I will not protest this 4th of July, though I have a lot of strong opinions about many recent events. I am aware these are my opinions. I am aware my opinions are filtered through the lens of my experiences, education, and authority figures in my life.  I am aware that I, like everyone else, have blind spots – I don’t know what I don’t know, and that’s most of what there is to know.  Conscious leaders prevent themselves from becoming elitists.

I will pray for my country and hold the intention that we will open the doors to civil discussions and each other, and commit to doing what is best for the majority, or we will surely meet our demise.

I spent time this holiday weekend blocks from where the Declaration of Independence and wondered who will be the founding fathers and mothers of a country that does the highest good for its people, for future generations, and for the world.

Want to join in the effort to co-create a more conscious world? Join C3 now.

 

Simon & Garfunkel – America (from The Concert in Central Park)

“America” by Simon & Garfunkel from The Concert in Central ParkListen to Simon & Garfunkel: https://SimonAndGarfunkel.lnk.to/listenYDSubscribe to the officia…

Karen Huller, CEO of Epic Careering, is the co-founder of The Consciousness Conference (ConCon) and the C3: Corporate Consciousness Co-op community on LinkedIn. She is the creator of the Corporate Consciousness Ripple Blueprint and author of Laser-sharp Career Focus: Pinpoint your Purpose and Passion in 30 Days. She founded Epic Careering, a conscious career and leadership development firm specializing in executive branding, talent-values alignment, and conscious culture, in 2006. 

While the bulk of Mrs. Huller’s 20 years of professional experience has been within the recruiting and employment industry, her publications, presentations, and coaching also draw from experience in personal development, performance, broadcasting, marketing, and sales. Her solutions incorporate breakthroughs in neuroscience, human performance optimization, bioenergetics, and psychology to help leaders accelerate rapport, expand influence, and elevate engagement and productivity while also looking out for the sustainability of the business and the planet.

Mrs. Huller was one of the first LinkedIn trainers and is known widely for her ability to identify and develop new trends. She is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Certified Career Transition Consultant, and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Bachelor of Art in Communication Studies and Theater from Ursinus College and a minor in Creative Writing. Her blog was recognized as a top 100 career blog worldwide by Feedspot. 

Mrs. Huller was an Adjunct Professor in Cabrini University’s Communications Department and an Adjunct Professor of Career Management and Professional Development at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. As an instructor for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, she has helped two of her students win the 2018 National Competition to be named America’s Next Top Young Entrepreneurs, to win the 2019 People’s Choice Award, and to land in the top 8 during the (virtual) 2020 National Competition.

She serves on the board for the Upper Merion Community Center, which she helped establish, and is an advisor to Florida International University for their Women in Leadership program. For her service as Vice President of the Gulph Elementary PTC, she received recognition as a Public Education Partner and Promoter from the Upper Merion Area Education Association. Mrs. Huller has also been the lead singer for Harpers Ferry, a rock cover band, for 20 years. She lives in King of Prussia, PA with her husband, two daughters, and many pets, furry, feathered, and scaly.