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

Unpolished MBA

Nov 30 2023 • 31 mins

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

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

Bio Website: https://moniquemills.biz/

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