Tips for Returning to the Workforce after a Long Break

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By Kathy McAuliffe

So you have been out of the workforce for the past 10 years.  Perhaps you were child-rearing, or tending to an ill family member who has now passed away.  Maybe you were serving in the armed forces, or running your own fishing boat business in the Bahamas.

Now you want to go back into the world of “work.”  If you approach it the right way, you can make it a less difficult and time-consuming process; however, it will take planning and preparation before you even start your job search.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about what you need to do to get ready for the plunge.

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How to Answer the Job Interview Question “Tell Me About Yourself”

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These days, an interview often starts with the question, “Tell me about yourself.” That shouldn’t be hard, right? After all, what subject do you know better than yourself?

Ah, but therein lies the problem with answering it: you know too much and can’t possibly share it all in an interview!

Read on to learn how you can successfully answer that important question. (more…)

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Guiding Cupid’s Arrows Toward Your Target Company

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, Career Counselor

Valentine’s Day can be polarizing. Some lean into the sweetness, while others find the pink-and-red everything to be a bit excessive. Regardless of how you feel, the quest for love shares many similarities with the job search. You have your own set of skills, experiences, and interests, and you’re trying to find a place where you can be appreciated. Whether that’s with another person or a company, it’s all about compatibility.

Read on to see how you can become your own Corporate Cupid, and make sure you’re giving your job search the TLC it deserves. (more…)

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