How NOT To Tell Your Boss You’ve Applied to Another Job: A Story of How My Arrogance and Ignorance Got the Best of Me

It took me a couple tries to get into the CIA. The first time I applied, I didn’t hear anything, but the second time was different. I received an email from a man who wanted to interview me, and because I already had a professional career, I secretly called my grandfather from my cell phoneContinue reading “How NOT To Tell Your Boss You’ve Applied to Another Job: A Story of How My Arrogance and Ignorance Got the Best of Me”

The Top Six Reasons I Left CIA for a New Career

As I wrote previously, I resigned from the CIA on February 28th, 2020, about 12 and a half years after the first time I walked into the building as an employee. CIA’s human resources staff calls it “resigning” and not “quitting” for some reason, and I’m not sure why, other than the former sounds lessContinue reading “The Top Six Reasons I Left CIA for a New Career”

Today, I Resigned from the CIA – Here is How I Experienced My Last Day

Today, Friday, February 28th, 2020 I walked out of CIA Headquarters for the last time as an employee, almost almost 13 years since the first time I did it on July 23rd, 2007. The decision to leave has been a long time coming, and I’ve been looking for other opportunities for some time. I haveContinue reading “Today, I Resigned from the CIA – Here is How I Experienced My Last Day”

4 Reasons to Help You Realize When You’re Done with Something and It’s Time to Move On

Six years ago, after I returned from a deployment to the Middle East with the Navy, my family took a cruise to the Caribbean. During one day at sea, I was playing a Texas Hold’em-style game in the ship’s casino. Sitting next to me was a guy named Howard, and as we began to talk,Continue reading “4 Reasons to Help You Realize When You’re Done with Something and It’s Time to Move On”