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Caroline Ceniza-Levine

06.06.2017 |    34 |   reply |
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Information overload carries a negative connotation but sometimes it comes from a happy place. This past weekend, I was in Seattle leading a career change workshop for the Lean In Seattle and Lean In Women’s Veterans chapters. This all-day event featured speakers from around the country, and with the quantity of information shared, however helpful and inspirational, information overload can easily result. When my workshop rolled around after lunch and 3+ hours of other talks already, the first thing I did with the group was to ask for favorite takeaways from the morning. By sharing lessons learned out loud, attendees got...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.31.2017 |    36 |   reply |
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A job interview is a person-to-person communication, and some people are difficult, so you will likely encounter a difficult job interviewer at some point. The difficult job interviewer pushes back on what you say, picks apart your claims, focuses on your weaknesses and mistakes, or tries to get you to...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.15.2017 |    814 |   reply |
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In a recent Forbes Leadership post, I covered a Payscale/ Millennial Branding survey which looked at workplace trends for Generation Y, including a finding that Generation Y favors leaving a job early. One of the survey results showed that Generation Y do not think they should stay at an employer...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.10.2017 |    712 |   reply |
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If you’re attempting a career change — from one industry to another, from one functional role to another, from a sabbatical or family leave to getting back to work – you will be telling employers, recruiters, and others in your network your STORY. You are often asked for a general...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

04.12.2017 |    1,098 |   reply |
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I thought about writing about growth, since it’s spring, and growth is something that happens when you stretch outside your comfort zone. (I did write about growth for the 4/16 issue of the newsletter in case you missed that one!) But the flip side of the positive growth that comes...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

03.29.2017 |    1,126 |   reply |
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A reader of my recent networking post, Ten People You Need To Have In Your Professional Network, gave me a follow-up challenge: I’ve been to so many lectures or read articles and they all say the same thing. Rely on your network or use your network to accomplish this or that....


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

01.04.2017 |    3,255 |   reply |
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Rutendo asks: I am a Medical Doctor, trained and currently working [outside the US]. I want to make a move into Clinical Research, and I do have related experience when I was working in one of our teaching hospitals. We’d have several studies running concurrently, so in between admitting patients...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

10.19.2016 |    4,074 |   reply |
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In a job interview, the small talk at the start isn’t small but critical to a positive first impression (the right small talk can build rapport). I write about other ways to make a good first impression at a job interview in my latest Forbes post. Of course, job interviews...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

09.28.2016 |    3,761 |   reply |
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References are a critical part of the hiring process, and I have seen the strength (or weakness) of professional references influence the ultimate hiring decision. You don’t want to scramble last-minute to collect your references when you’re in a job search. First of all, it takes time to track people...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

06.27.2016 |    4,246 |   reply |
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In last week’s post, I shared Marketing Tips For Career Changers, but given that career changers will get more traction from Networking (so they can directly tell people their story, rather than hanging out a resume and hoping to get a call), this post focuses on Networking For Career Changers,...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

05.04.2016 |    3,700 |   reply |
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Congratulations, you have landed an interview with one of your dream employers!  You have a few days to prepare, so how should you best spend this time? Review the company. Review the job description. Review your key selling points. Now you have a good foundation of information on which to build...


Caroline Ceniza-Levine

04.27.2016 |    3,368 |   reply |
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In a previous post, I shared five strategies for preparing for a job interview.  These techniques still apply if you get called back for additional interviews. However, the callback stage is different from the first round. If you don’t prepare for the nuances of callback interviews specifically, your interview performance will...


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