Janou Pakter & Damian Chiam

A discussion about the nature of talent.

Having a career we love is generally considered one path to a fulfilling life. However, aspiring to a job we’re actually good at can be an equally meaningful—and more realistic—vision. But how do we know where our talents lie, let alone which jobs might value them? After four years of collaboration at Janou LLC—a global executive search firm specializing in creative and marketing fields—Janou Pakter and Damian Chiam have honed their ability to pinpoint talent and precision-calibrate it into a professional fit. Here, the duo—or “the odd couple” as Pakter likes to joke—offers advice on how to identify and nurture creative talent and standing out from the crowd.

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