We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Shoni Bell | Career Coach and Résumé Writer

That my industry exists! I write résumés, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles for job seekers in multiple industries. Every professional should have a current résumé. Writing your own résumé is hard. Even with thousands of resources online, drilling down into your own accomplishments and putting it on paper in a concise, professional document is a challenge. Not to mention, all of the nuances with applicant tracking software systems out there. Read more>>

Mollie Cavanaugh | Pilates Instructor and Studio Owner

The Pilates system of exercise has been around for nearly 100 years! It was originally named Contrology by the creator, Joseph Pilates. Unlike many other forms of exercise that come and go, Pilates is not a fad. The slow, controlled movements really teach you how to move your body, not be at the mercy of it. Classical Pilates is still taught today just as Joseph created it. At Club Pilates, we teach a more contemporary style. This allows us to be available to a more diverse community and teach functional movement that you can take with you through out your day. I love that this form of exercise is perfect for any age, shape and fitness level! I’ve always been interested in fitness and my dream job was to be a fitness instructor. When I found Pilates, I found my calling and I am so blessed to be able to share its amazing benefits with so many people. Read more>>

Sarah Feinstein | Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Something that people might not know about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is just how differently we view the internal organs of the body. The role of the organs plays a much bigger part in the physical AND mental/emotional function of the system, as opposed to only a specific use in western medicine. The main organs we focus on (with some outliers) are the liver, heart, kidneys, spleen, and lungs. We don’t ignore their physiological usages like the lungs providing our ability to breathe or the heart as the circulator of blood in the system, but each organ has it’s own set of unique functions, according to TCM theory, that we take into account when looking at the influence they have on our energetic flow. (Otherwise known as “Qi,”). Each organ has an emotional component as well: for example, the liver is the angry organ, heart is the organ of joy, kidneys pertain to fear, the spleen is the worrier, and the lungs are the organ of grief. Read more>>

Victoria Faling | Movement Coach

How little fitness professionals actually know and how easy it is to get certified. You would think this may have become more evident these days with the rise of social media fitness influencers, but instead many of these people are looked at like heroes when in reality they have no certifications or business training clients. I think it’s really important to look at the health and fitness industry with a critical eye. When looking for a trainer or health coach, don’t be afraid to ask about their certifications, education, and experience. Many personal trainers learn the basics in terms of how to program rudimentary plans for typical goals, but they aren’t taught about how to work with specialized populations, unique situations, or taught anything about nutrition or mental health. I wish trainers also understood how much of an influence they truly have on others and put more effort into learning, advancing their education, and working on speciality certifications. Read more>>