Q1: I have been a stay-at-home mom for the last 15 years... how am I going to explain that gap?
Whatever you've been doing can be turned into a value, you just have to learn how to articulate it.
What I've found works best with my clients is to go back into a time when you felt confident, happy, and excited about what you were doing in life. Then, we take what you have been doing now and craft that into a story that, no matter what, can be told with confidence and conviction. If you share a powerful personal story that connects emotionally with others, you will stand out, despite your gap.
Q2: I have never worked in my dream career, who will take me seriously in a completely new industry?
I get this question a lot. And my invitation is to challenge any limiting beliefs that get in your way. Instead of focusing on being a newbie in the industry, focus on the diversity opportunity and the innovation that you might bring by not being indoctrinated in the industry - that's a strength right there.
In today's marketplace, there is no longer a linear progression. Businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, and companies are all looking for various skill-sets, mindsets, work backgrounds, and numerous other values. The purpose of this workshop is to identify them and align them with the company's responsibilities and job requirements.
Q3: My dream career in my 50s, sounds more like a hobby at this point. Is this workshop for me?
Hobbies today have turned into side-hustles - it is happening all the time. Side-hustles when crafted and marketed today become your dream career. Therefore, yes - this workshop is for you.
Are you done sending your resume out and not hearing a word back from anyone?