“As a first generation college student, I know how tough the climb can be to a great career, which is why I’m passionate about providing accessible resources and fresh career content to job seekers. My mission is to help professionals at all levels manage through the disruption we’re all experiencing as technology advances, industries change and roles morph. If you’re ready to stop settling and start succeeding, you’re in the right place!
Switchers ARE the future of work. Are you ready to REINVENT your career?” – Dr. Dawn Graham
Dr. Dawn Graham is one of the most sought after career experts, reaching 600,000 people weekly on her national SiriusXM radio show “Dr. Dawn on Careers“ (channel 132). A former recruiter turned job seeker advocate, Dr. Dawn offers candidates an uneditted glimpse behind the hiring curtain, turning the tables so applicants have the advantage and can bring their career vision to life.
With a special passion for helping professionals successfully change careers, her critically acclaimed book Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success (HarperCollins/AMACOM 2018) leverages Dr. Dawn’s experience as a career coach for a top 3 global business institution, licensed psychologist, and former corporate recruiter to empower professionals to take charge of their careers. Offering fresh approaches, psychological insights and a roadmap to success, Switchers is a go-to career switch guide in many top schools including NYU, Yale, UCLA, INSEAD, The London School of Economics, Johns Hopkins, as well as organizations facilitating military-to-civilian career transitions.
As the former Career Director for the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School, Dr. Dawn advised 100s of the brightest minds in business in their careers. A TEDx Speaker, she also is a weekly contributer for Forbes.com under their leadership channel with her articles regularly reaching over 100,000 readers, and she has produced several online career courses through LinkedIn Learning.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Dawn held successful roles at Korn Ferry (formerly Personnel Decisions International), where she moved from providing executive consulting and coaching services to building and implementing the firm’s global talent resource allocation infrastructure; and Arthur Andersen, AT&T Corp and Lee Hecht Harrison, where she gained experience transforming policies and practices, analyzing and nurturing talent, and understanding both company and individual career needs.
A licensed psychologist, she holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver, a Master’s degree in Organizational Development from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Seton Hall University.
As a keynote speaker and frequent media guest, Dr. Dawn empowers audiences to take charge of their careers and learn critical strategies to attain success in today’s ever-shifting job market and to effectively prepare themselves for the future of work.
From a first-generation college graduate to an accomplished scholar, business leader and internationally-recognized thought leader in the world of careers, Dr. Dawn Graham understands the challenges job seekers face, and delivers actionable tips to help them succeed.