Posts Tagged ‘career transition’

Interview Tips: When to Share Personal Information to Land a Job

It’s NOT always inappropriate to discuss your personal life during a professional conversation — including during a formal interview, informational interview, or while networking. However, so few interviewees or job seekers bring their personal experiences into the mix for fear of coming across as unprofessional — and as a result so many miss the ultimate…

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The Mommy Shift: A Reentry Strategy (Brief Edition)

As a working mom myself,  most of my personal relationships with other moms are now virtual. Yet, even though my mommy conversations consist of chats and texts, I have gained substantive insights into the biggest issues we face in terms of our careers. There are 3 considerations that come up regularly and are applicable to…

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New Ways to Answer that Weakness Question

You hate answering that weakness question during a job interview however you have to come up with something good. Think about weaknesses that are either obvious or specific (i.e. narrow) to a situation and that’s how you can answer the question truthfully yet without taking yourself out of the game. Here are ways to handle…

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Does Your Motivation for Changing Careers Stink?

“I want to stop reading and rotting and that’s why I want to leave law in pursuit of becoming a marketer!” Changing sectors takes extraordinary efforts and this reason will not move the mountains you need moved to successfully transition. However, you will gain traction if your motivation for the switch exhibits these four characteristics,…

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