Tips From An Executive Recruiter + Classic Aperol Spritz

This week I connected with executive recruiter and Founder of KLA Industries, Karen Sturgeon.

Both sharing a passion for recruiting and cocktails - we started our chat with mixing up one of Karen's favorite cocktails - a Classic Aperol Spritz.

With over two decades of recruiting experience, Karen shares her journey of starting her own firm, her leadership philosophy and loads of applicable advice related to those considering a job change.

When is the last time you did a self-assessment? It's an important and often overlooked step of the process when preparing for a job change. Karen shares some of her favorite questions to ask including one of my new favorites, "If you were the CEO of your company tomorrow, what kind of changes would you make?"

We chatted about the top resume mistakes we see and best advice we have for job seekers!

Thank you Karen for introducing us to a new delicious cocktail, and for the timely reminder that we have nothing to fear.

Cheers 🙌Renee

Aperol Spritz


  • Ice

  • 3 ounces (1 part) Aperol

  • 3 ounces (1 part) dry Prosecco (I LOVE Kirkland's Prosecco)

  • 1 ounce (a splash) club soda or unflavored sparkling water (I LOVE my SodaStream)

  • Orange slice, for garnish


  1. Add ice to a wine glass until it is nearly full. Pour in the Aperol (I usually eyeball this and pour until I’ve filled about one-third of the glass).

  2. Pour in an equal amount of Prosecco. Top your drink off with a splash of club soda and add a slice of orange. Enjoy!

#aperolspritz #cocktailhour #recruitersforlife #recruiters #careeradvice #jobseekers #resumetips #cocktails

22 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

We Want To Hear From You

Do you have a favorite cocktail recipe?


Do you have a career related topic/question you would like featured on an upcoming episode?

Do you want to be my guest?

Let's Be Social

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube


Phone: 612-470-7830

Don't Miss An Update

© 2023 by Renee Frey