Olga Etkina is a Career Expert who helps ambitious job seekers find jobs they love by working smarter, not harder.
She is the founder of Black Swan Careers and creator of Cultivate Career Authority, an online career education program helping ambitious job seekers find career clarity while mastering interview and salary negotiation skills that pay lifelong dividends. Cultivate Career Authority graduates have received countless job offers, negotiated up to 40% salary increases, and cultivated valuable candidate brands and networks.
Olga helps job seekers get a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Before starting Black Swan Careers, Olga was the Head of Talent Acquisition at Chief, the private network for female executives. Before Chief, Olga built teams for companies like ClassPass, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and other reputable companies over the last decade of her career.
Born in Russia and immigrating to the US in 1996, Olga understands first hand what it’s like to be brought up with limiting beliefs about what a woman can or can’t be. She understands that these deeply ingrained beliefs can come with years of depression, anxiety, and a deep aversion to allowing oneself to take up space.
In short, Olga has made it her mission to use her life and career experiences, to help others overcome limiting beliefs and reach their career potential - unapologetically.
At Black Swan Careers, we’re obsessed with creating unlimited career potential for every job seeker in the world— beyond their wildest expectations. We’re democratizing career education by helping ambitious job seekers find career clarity, nail their interviews, and negotiate more money. All through affordable classes, taught by an industry veteran