Trying to balance “work” and “life” is completely futile- they are the same thing. Separating work from life is like separating your head from your body, so why bother?
There are fewer and fewer stellar active candidates on the job market, yet more and more people become “recruiters” to chase purple squirrels. How do you set yourself apart as a top performer and make sure every client wants to work with you?
Communication is a two way street and takes more listening than talking to work! Don’t forget: every person you speak with is bringing their past to the table.