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Are you starting or in the process of a new job search?  Don’t know where to begin or what to do next to land your perfect next job?

Check out these guides for accelerating your career and finding fulfillment in your next opportunity.

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Top 10 LinkedIn Mistakes for Moms Returning to Work

I breathed a giant sigh of relief. My resume and cover letter were finally tailored toward the position that would soon become my first job after a long career pause. But there was one more thing I had to do. It had been nagging at me for weeks. My LinkedIn profile needed some serious updating. Feeling panicky, I wondered about how I would account for the last several years during my career pause? Did my part-time and volunteer experience even count? If so, where and how would I include them on my profile?! I spent time a significant amount [...]

July 21st, 2020|

How to Get a Flexible Job (with Kids at Home)

For moms returning to work or changing careers, flexibility is key. Given the pandemic, many parents will be home-schooling their kids full or part-time, so having a flexible job is a necessity. Even if your kids are returning to school full-time, flexibility is still an important factor to consider. But how can you tell if an employer really offers the type of flexibility you need? What does it mean when an employer writes "family-friendly" in a job announcement? Is it just jargon, or do they actually walk the walk, so to speak? Read on to learn about how to figure out [...]

June 30th, 2020|

Top Networking Tips for Moms Returning to Work

As a mom re-entering the workforce there are countless things you are probably thinking about. Updating your resume, writing that dreaded cover letter, and preparing for the (gulp) interview are no doubt top concerns. Figuring out how you're going to balance being a mom with the demands of a new job is probably also front and center on your mind! With the stress and pressure moms often feel to get a job, it can be tempting to send out tons of resumes in the shortest amount of time possible. But if that's your main job search tactic, I'm guessing [...]

June 18th, 2020|

Three Simple Resume Tricks to Avoid Age Discrimination!

I wish I could say that age discrimination in hiring does not exist. Now that I'm in my 40's (gulp), this is a topic that affects me personally. I can tell you both as a career coach as well as a recent job seeker that it matters what you put (and don't put) on your resume. Recruiters and hiring managers are not trying to deliberately discriminate against you. But if you've got outdated technology or jobs from the 20th century listed on your resume, for example, you might be setting yourself up for negative bias. The good news is [...]

June 11th, 2020|

Considering a Career Change? Ask Yourself These Five Questions First!

Career change can be both exciting and scary. You probably have lots of questions swirling around your head. For example, where do you start? How do you know if you're making the right decision? What if you make a change and wind up hating it? If you are a mom re-entering the workforce, you have most likely honed many skills during your career pause like communication, multitasking, and project management, to name a few. You might be eager to use these new skills in a brand new career field. Regardless of your motivation, if you do some self-reflection and [...]

May 19th, 2020|

Five Important Steps to Take After a Layoff

If you are currently experiencing unemployment or think you might soon experience a layoff, there are five important steps you can take to be more in control. Due to COVID-19 there have been a record number of industries laying off workers, so you are not alone! According to the Department of Labor (DOL),  new unemployment benefits claims skyrocketed to 281,000 in the week ending on March 14, the highest level since September 2017. The following tips provide simple steps you can take to start navigating your sudden unemployment, including filing for claims and key job search strategies to follow [...]

May 12th, 2020|
The Career Counter: Career Reinvention for Moms Thanks for stopping by! I'm Lee, and here at the Career Counter, my mission is to help women achieve greater balance and fulfillment in their careers. Read more here>

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