I recently jumped back into the job search after starting my own business. I realized that at this point entrepreneurship doesn't provide the life-work balance I was looking for. I have been applying for jobs and have yet to receive any invitations for interviews. I am looking for any resume help that I can get. I mostly worked for start-up companies and have a background in HR.
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Chief - experiences and feedback?
Has anyone joined Chief for women executives? What was your experience and did you find it useful? Did your company sponsor your membership?
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Any advice to someone looking to get a job internationally in the next year or two years?
I've always wanted to live abroad and gain international experience. How do I find people to network with in other countries? For background, I have about 5.5 years of professional experience in engineering. Curious to hear about those of you who have done it!
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Join us on Monday, June 5th at 2pm ET, for a discussion all about empowering and uplifting women in the workplace.
Hope to see you there! Register now, https://fairygodboss.com/events/5wog-bVeD/together-we-rise-empowering-women?utm_medium=fgb&utm_source=fgbcommunityfeed
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Five years ago today, I filed for unemployment compensation.
It was one of the hardest things I've done, professionally. I had been let go with very little warning by a supervisor who just couldn't be pleased. The organization offered no constructive feedback, no mentoring, and no work/life balance. The days immediately after that were a mix of fear and relief that I was out of that awful environment. I won't lie. I spent six very hard, discouraging months looking for a role and being rejected before I took a "survival job." I spent about 18 months there until a position in the agency where I had always wanted to work opened. I got it and just celebrated my third anniversary here. I've even been promoted and am now in the position I wanted most. I shared this in the hope that someone who is facing the same thing right now will read it and know that things won't always be as hard as they are today. In the meantime, take care of yourself and your family, and remember that work is what you do, not who you are. You are worthy and valuable, no matter where you do (or don't) work.
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Question for employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and those in charge of conducting job interviews: would you ever consider implementing any of the following practices when preparing to schedule an interview?
• Providing the questions you intend to ask the applicant in advance so that they have time to prepare
• Allowing the applicant to choose which interview format they prefer (phone call, video call, video call platform with camera off, etc.)
If not, why not? Trying to gather information for a research project.
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It has been so long since I posted, but I started college this year at the age of 26.
I will say it is hard being a full time student and full time employee, but I am so proud of myself!
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