Episode 94

Episode 094 - Special Holiday 2023 Series: Unpolished GOLD - Career Comeback Strategies w/Brenda Mariah

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.


Follow Brenda Mariah

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachbrendamariah/

Company: Push Career Management https://pushcareermanagement.com

Follow Monique Mills

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moniquemills/

Bio Website: https://moniquemills.biz/

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Monique Mills

Monique Mills is a degreed electrical engineer turned serial entrepreneur. Though she has an MBA, she wants to debunk the myth that you need one to be successful in business, innovation, or entrepreneurship. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER GO TO MONIQUEMILLS.BIZ