Begun as a library page entry position, clerk, associate, children’s librarian, I decided to retire after 26 years, only to stage a comeback at a local newspaper office where I am a columnist & pt editor.
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However, all my education, training, experience will be put to the test as my vagabond son returns from an 8-yr. Sojurn from Florida, to land in a house with myself and his stepfather… h e l p
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I have a spotty job history that includes communications problem (me quitting), fired and rehired by another former employer, bad culture match, and left my career for caregiving.
However, my work performance were excellent. I've been in my current paraprofessional job for four years and it's relatively easy work. My talent is in special education, but at 56, I'm not sure if getting an endorsement for that will be beneficial because of ageism. Any thoughts?
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I keep coming second in interviews.
5 times actually. It's been almost 7 months since I was laid off. Any advice to help me win at the finish line? I really need a job.
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Why do recruiters stick to old, worn- out practices like punishing candidates for loss of work?
In these crazy times of hostile and toxic work environments (a post-Trump free-for-all on behavior; depression, anxiety and suicide at an all-time high), take a beat. This is not the same work world as pre-COVID times. I say, open your mind, then LEAD. Educate your clients.
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When do I bring up competing offer?
Company A just extended an offer. It is my second choice. They need an answer by Monday.
I am interviewing with the VP at Company B (first choice) today. I'm thinking it's the last interview.
When do I tell Company B about the offer?
Email them now? During the interview? Later? I'm wondering what to say if they end the interview with "well, we should know more next week"...
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What career stage am I at?
As I look for open positions, I'm not sure what career stage I am in or should be looking for. I received my bachelors in finance 9 years ago and started working in the operations side of the industry shortly after. I earned my series 7 and 66. I realized that I enjoyed project work and got my MBA in project management 2 years ago. I began a role as a business analyst in the IT department of the same company almost 3 years ago. Having 8+ years working experience seems mid (especially having been at one company for almost the entire duration), but with the career shift less than 3 years ago seems a little closer to entry level. At this point, I'm not sure how to brand myself or what to look for experience-wise in the job hunt.
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I am looking for a job due to business unit desition they are shutting down our entire Marketing team.
Please reach out to me. I have more than 12yrs experience.