Having bumped several glass ceilings in my early-30s, I made it to VP in the energy-tech industry before 40. In my second VP position, I worked remotely after having a brain tumor removed which left my speech fluency impaired. My son was 6 then. My company merged. I was pushed out and landed at a nonprofit trade association, cutting my salary by 65%. After almost 3 years, burned out from a 2-hour commute, never having taken a break to recover and the stress of increasingly having to testify and make public speeches, I took a pivot and threw myself into my hobby, renovating houses.
In the interim, my fluency and my purpose recovered. I went back for a second masters at my local university (UNC-W) to augment my skills and to close a four-year "gap." I graduated with a 4.0 in December 2016 - now I am over 50. My son graduated from high school. I got certified for (data) privacy in July 2017 thinking that would score me some interviews. One. Attempting to increase my exposure, I've volunteered in a global tech initiative (IEEE) for more than a year and to organize my first master's class reunion (UChicago) May 2018. Last week, I finished a 5-month data science course in which I learned coding, text mining and data visualization in R.
The more skilled I become, the more frustrated with the job search I get - 22 months! I will relocate to anywhere. Am I on a race to nowhere?
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Are there people who you can go to for finding jobs and help you with your resume like recruiters who are legitimate and don't cost an arm?
I've been searching for work since May this year and I just feel overwhelmed with where I should be applying vs where I actually am applying. I've worked my best on my resume but I've got no one to double check it to ensure I did it right. I followed several different "how to write your resume" books and websites that I could but... Then most wanted money. I've tried the keywords and trying to tailor what I can actually do to fit the jobs I'm applying for... are resumes okay to be 3 pages long? Are bullets better than paragraphs? It's all so confusing and I've broken down to my husband over this so often. I don't know where to turn or who I could ask for help. My husband doesn't know about how to do a resume, I asked. Every denial just makes me feel like I did something wrong with my applications.
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Not sure where to ask this?
I have updated my resume-but I already uploaded it for the resume drop. How can I change it for that event? Thank you!
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How would you respond to your coworker if she said to you as you were sitting at the front desk behind her (waiting for 4pm to come so you can help cover the phones for her AGAIN "is there someplace else for you to go work?" I responded and said "am I distracting you or something?" She responded and said "I don't like anyone in my personal space.
There are plenty of places for you to go and work at." I said "oh ok sure. See you at 4pm." Honestly, I felt like leaving for the rest of the day and not coming back. I was simply waiting for 4pm to come since I was asked by our Director to cover the phones for her for 30 minutes while she has a meeting with her. I literally cover the phones for her lunchtime EVERYDAY and she seriously has an issue with me sitting behind her at the front desk that she shares with Security. I explained to her how I was planning on staying at the desk from 2pm until 4pm until it was time for me to cover the phones so that I won't have to keep going back and forth from one department to the next. She did not say anything at that time. I really don't like working with people like that who make an issue out of nothing. This is a temporary job that I was hoping to replace and find something better with by now. How would you respond to this?
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I am 30 years old, moved this year to Spain from Brazil.
I built a career in social impact projects but I am feeling so lost right now! I get no replies from jobs and I really don't know if I want to change my life completely and do something else entirely or just going through a very weird and depressed phase.
Has anyone felt like that? Like your purpose doesn't have a purpose anymore?
Has anyone changed their career while still in need of work for a living?
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It has been 3 months that I have been in the job market.
I have a masters in Industrial Psychology and a second postgraduate degree in Project Management with Corporate Communication. I am looking to start my career in Human Resources and Organizational Development. I have been tailoring my resume based on the job requirements, writing a cover letter accordingly and highlighting skills and experiences relevant to the position. The response rate is nil, and the rejection rate is stagnant.
I am unsure what more I can do at least get an interview. What can I add to my approach to get a positive response?
I appreciate any guidance I can get. Thank you.
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I applied to my sort-of dream job three weeks ago.
I haven't heard anything and noticed the job is still posted. Should I apply a second time?