December’s call was short & sweet (elf-like? It DOES offer you gifts, if you ask for them…) I think everyone is out shopping (or maybe up to their elbows in powdered sugar, chocolate chips and other holiday cookie making goodies?)
I did answer a few questions that were emailed in ahead of time during this month’s Career Consult Q & A Cafe last Thursday, so there’s a gift of an info filled 20 minutes for you to unwrap… (*see below)
Soooo..ho ho ho, happy highlights! Here’s a quick run down summary of what I talked about while you were out being merry & bright! (and if you aren’t sure what the Career Consult Q & A Cafe IS, exactly, check this out too)
Q: (summarized) I went back to school mid-career & have a 4 year job gap on my resume while I was completing my degree – how do I address this on my resume?
A: You can hear the full response with more info on whether I recommended to this caller to 1) put the part-time ebay work she did during that timeframe on her resume, or 2) leave it off resume and address the work gap in her cover letter, and the related possibilities that came up while I answered (I always think of more things to consider!). Both answers talk about transferable skills, important to learn how to identify & talk about whether you went back to school, have an employment gap, are changing careers, or not. Get the recording, complimentary, of course: just ask (*see below)
Q: I am applying for my first entry level Paralegal job after my training & don’t have any experience in a law office yet. What advice do you have for structured interview questions in this situation?
A: This question segued nicely into the first one….hear why in the recording… we talk about how to answer behavioral (“structural”) interview questions, and bring in applicable experience from school and past jobs (even if those past jobs aren’t in the field you’re applying for now…ie, it’s called highlighting transferable skills…) I’d love to send you my gift … Career Consult Q & A Cafe audio… gratis*! (*see below
Here’s how to get your gift:
* Request the mp3 audio file of December’s Q & A call by contacting:
(we’ll send you November’s, too, and any others if you want..just ask )
Wanna ask your OWN question? Please do! Two ways to do that…
1) the NEXT Complimentary Career Consult Karma Cafe Q & A call will be 1st Thursday of the NEW YEAR, Jan. 3rd, 4pm EST, you can call in or email me your question then, or
2) if you have many questions or could use more frequent Q & A, I am available for job search coaching on an as needed basis, check out my services & offering on the Work with Me, Here page
P.S. I’ve been thinking of doing a very affordable weekly Job Club of Monday calls and/or private Facebook group of job seekers to offer peer support, ideas, Q & A together (and I’ll be there, too, as another resource)…interested? Lemme know!
And remember to pay it forward…spread the love…do some act of kindness, of service,
for someone else…thank you, and Namaste….