Shifting Gears

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With the rapid change of the current job market and the heightened unemployment rate, it is crucial to be adaptable. My background consists of music performance and education, and within the last two years, I developed skills in recruiting, social services, case management, and public training. Many people are required to look for employment outside their previous career paths due to recent events, and there are some things to consider if you are a part of this group.  

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Is There Such a Thing as an Overqualified Worker?

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You’ve probably heard it yourself or from someone else: “you’re overqualified for the job.” For this reason, people who have put time, money, and effort into becoming top professionals in their industries are turned down from jobs. The qualities they believed would help them advance in their fields are the exact ones keeping them from getting the job. But what exactly does it imply

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S.A.V.O.R. The Time

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It is that time of year set aside to give thanks; as for me, it is a reminder to ALWAYS be thankful. This year I dug even deeper into my heart. Last week I attended a conference, and the keynote speaker, repeated a quote by Scott O’Neil. She quoted, “Be Where Your Feet Are,” and then asked the audience what we thought that meant and what we thought about the quote. My co-attendees responded and expounded on their thoughts but, I kept my thoughts internal and marinated on that quote for the next five days.

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Addressing Career Gaps in Interviews

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During interviews discussing a career gap can feel like the elephant in the room for job candidates and sometimes even causes nervousness or anxiety. This person could have been a stay-at-home parent looking to work again, maybe taken a sabbatical for a career change, fired, laid off, and the list of situations goes on. The object is not to let the interviewer focus on why you have the gap but what you did during that time that prepared you for that role.

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