Vicky Oliver is an award-winning author of books on career development. Her savvy career advice has been featured in over 701 media outlets, including the front page of the New York Times Job Market section, the Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, Associated Press (twice), LA Times, Chicago Tribune, the Philadelphia Inquirer (twice), Sunday Star-Ledger, Esquire magazine, Essence magazine, The Investment Professional magazine, and Bloomberg TV. She loves the radio medium and has been interviewed on well over 401 local and national radio programs.
Her first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions (Sourcebooks 2005), is a national bestseller now in its third U.S. printing. It has been translated four times and is sold in twelve countries: the U.S., England, France, Germany, Australia, Canada, Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, and China. It won the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award in the Business category. Her second book is called Power Sales Words: How to Write It, Say It, and Sell It with Sizzle (Sourcebooks, 2006). It was the 2010 How-To Runner-Up in the New England Book Festival.
Her third book, published in fall 2008, is called Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots (Sourcebooks, 2008). It won 9 awards, including: the National Best Books 2009 Award for "Best Business Careers Book;" an Honorable Mention in the 2010 San Francisco Book Festival in the Business category; an Honorable Mention in the 2010 New York Book Festival in the "Wild Card" category; and an Honorable Mention in the 2010 Hollywood Book Festival in the "Wild Card" category.
Additionally, "Bad Bosses" was both the 2010 International Book Awards finalist in the Business: Careers category and the 2010 International Book Awards winner in the Business: Reference category. After a few short months on the shelves, "Bad Bosses" went into its second printing.
Vicky also gives spirited seminars on job-hunting, networking, and business etiquette for groups of 50 to 200 people. She has given a series of seminars at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), the West Side Y in Manhattan, and at Brown University. She was a panelist at the Financial Women’s Association (FWA), and at the Circle of Sisters Business Expo at the Jacob Javits Center. She was designated “in house job-hunting expert” at the Shomex Diversity Fair at Madison Square Garden.
Vicky is ever true to her schools. She is currently President of her class at Brown University and Vice President, Brown University Club in NY. She is also on the Association of Class Leaders (ACL) Board of Advisors at Brown University.
In the recent past, Vicky was Chair of the Communications and Marketing Committee of the Brown University Alumni Association (BAA) Board of Governors; a member of the Maddock House Committee of the BAA Board of Governors; a member of the External Programs Committee of the BAA Board of Governors; President Emeritus and an executive board member of the Brown University Club in New York; and its Secretary, twice. She was also Vice President of the Trinity School Alumni & Alumnae Association (TAAA) and was the first woman to hold a leadership position on that governing body.
Her writings and speaking engagement have put her in touch with over five thousand people in all different professions and in all walks of life: the employed, the unemployed, entrepreneurs, freelancers, retirees, college graduates, and people returning to the job market. She encourages people to contact her via email and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Brown University graduate with a degree in English Honors and a double major in Political Science, Vicky lives in Manhattan, where she has dedicated herself to helping others turn around their careers and their lives.