Holiday Series 2023 - Unpolished MBA Gold: Mining For Talent In Transition
This episode features a conversation with Brenda Mariah who is renowned for her career advice and is the founder of Push Career Management.
Key Discussion Points:
Addressing Termination in Interviews:
- Brenda discusses the difference between being laid off and fired and how to address termination in job interviews.
- She emphasizes the importance of taking ownership of past mistakes and framing them positively for future opportunities.
Creating a Narrative for Interviews:
- The discussion highlights the necessity of preparing and scripting how to discuss difficult career moments, like a termination, during interviews.
Long-Term Career Roadmapping:
- Brenda talks about the importance of having a long-term career plan to avoid random job-hopping.
- She advises on identifying career goals, understanding the development cycle, and preparing for future roles.
Immediate Steps for Recently Laid-Off Individuals:
- Advice on immediate actions for those recently laid off, including defining desired roles and matching skills to market demands.
Modern Resume Tips:
- Brenda shares insights on creating a modern resume, including focusing on professional summaries instead of objectives, highlighting hard skills, and limiting work history to the last 15 years.
Job Titles and Market Relevance:
- Tips on updating job titles on resumes to reflect current market language and understanding.
Outplacement Services Explained:
- Brenda explains outplacement services provided by employers to laid-off employees, covering their scope and importance.
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