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Kelli
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Jackie Ruka
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I speak to women everyday who are pivoting and deciding to do what they love. Waiting is not an option. It’s time to put together a change plan and hit the reset button toward a happier way to work and live. Learn more in my upcoming Bootcamp: https://winning-founder-8240.ck.page/a227c1684e
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Kelli
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Hi Jackie - I agree! A plan is essential and totally possible. Let's get more women in careers they actually enjoy!
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Cecele Denman
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Research Laboratory Manager, Immunology
This is a question I have been wrestling with since before I was laid off in September. I have worked in cancer research for over 13 years with very specific experience and technical skills, and am looking for a new direction but not sure where to turn. Plus, I am a single mother so providing for my son is pivotal and going back to school would be an option if finances weren’t an issue.
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Kelli
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Hi Cecele - think of your layoff as an opportunity for some self-discovery. What are you doing when you lose track of time? What did your parents have to pull you away from when you were a kid?
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Christina Navarro
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Operational Risk Officer in North Texas
I'm not sure I ever expected the mortgage industry to be my career path, but I love it. I love problem solving and challenges. I get nervous and anxious, but that usually makes me work harder and more efficiently. Sometimes we have to take a step back and think of the pros and cons. Would I rather be working directly with people making an impact on their lives? Sure, but what I do now allows me to impact customers by helping build out stronger risk management processes across their bank. I also have the ability to work from home, great benefits, etc. I am happy where I'm at, but I know many others aren't. Take this time to go back to school or research something that would make you happy! Try StrengthsFinder quizzes if you aren't sure what you should do.
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Kelli
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Hi Christina! That's awesome that you're in a place where you are happy in your career. You have such a great outlook. You're right, too many women are unhappy at work right now, but there are certainly other options.
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Brenda Erwin
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I'm a 40 year career technical writer that was let go last June. I worked for 11 years for a foreign company that manufactured in Asia. The pandemic essentially paused the company for months and no new development happened. No new products means no user guides needed and I - the sole technical writer - was let go. I'd love to change careers but fear I'm too old at 63. I'm even considering a simple sales job at a craft store as I am an avid crafter.
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Kelli
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Hi Brenda - I'm sorry to hear you were let go. I can say you're not too old to change careers. If you still want to be working there are definitely opportunities out there. Now is the time for some self-discovery so you can be doing what you really want! And if you still like technical writing, have you considered freelancing?
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Brenda Erwin
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I worked as an independent contractor at my previous job twice. I started as an independent contractor and was then brought on as a permanent employee after 18 months. Five years later, during a downturn, I went back to contracting for them. After being laid off this year, I've done a couple of short contracts. I'm amenable, but wondering if I should go a different direction. I haven't heard a peep from the applications I've put in for the past 3 months.
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Kelli
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Hi Brenda - I'm holding a group coaching program starting Monday that might be a fit for you. If you feel like you need some help figuring out what's next, feel free to message me.
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Jackie Ruka
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Brenda, companies are in a holding pattern. It’s about finding what their immediate need is and how you fill it. Which I know you are aware of however with your network you can find out further before going in a new direction.
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Lesa Edwards
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Great question, Kelli - one I work with clients on every day. I'm speaking with a lot of prospective clients who want to completely change careers and/or industries for no other reason than the one they are in isn't faring well during the pandemic. I coach them around this.
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Kelli
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I agree, Lesa. Many of my clients are desperate for a change but don't know where to start or have fears around making a change right now. Glad people like you and I are out there to help navigate the waters here!
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