This podcast is for the millions of women who have taken a career break and are ready to find their wings and soar like a butterfly. We provide weekly insights and interviews with women who have successfully returned to work, as well as experts working to make it easier to hit pause and unpause on your career.
128. Letting Your Personal Brand Shine in your Resume and on LinkedIn
Meg Applegate is a certified resume writer and personal branding strategist with Hinge Resume, a boutique firm that offers career branding for women that opens doors. In this interview, she shares all her wisdom on these topics! If you’re interested in working with Meg, she can be booked privately or you can check out her course, The Resume Key.
Also mentioned in this podcast:
Starting a Business During Your Career Pause with Meg Applegate (her first interview)
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome with Micha Goebig
How Toxic Work Cultures are Driving the Great Resignation with Brene Brown
127. Saying Yes to Opportunities When They Knock
Kat Price is a perfect example of someone who says yes when the right opportunity knocks at her door. It's how she started her own business. It's how she started substituting. And now it's how she became a full-time recruiter.
What opportunities are knocking on your door right now? How could you say yes?
126. Returning with the Help of a Team of Experts
Returning to work after several years away is not a simple task, but the good news is that you do not have to go it alone.
Amy Dantzler returned as a consultant to the same global health care consulting firm she had worked for several years before, but it wasn't as simple as dropping right back in. In addition to reactivating her network of contacts, she had help along the way from a team of experts for everything from her resume to her interview skills.
Today, she's expanding her career even further by transitioning her skills into a role leading onboarding efforts for others joining her company.
125. My 2022 Word of the Year
Have you ever picked a word of the year? My word for this year is IMPACT. That is the word that I plan to use to guide my decisions this year.
The Career Butterfly
124. Get Out of Your Own Way and #DoTheThing
What’s your thing? You know, that thing inside of you that you’ve always wanted to do. Dona Sarkar, author of #DoTheThing, is here to help you discover your thing, get out of your own way, and get it done. She’s a good one to be giving the advice as she’s had lots of “things” over the years. In addition to her career at Microsoft where she is currently the Director of Technology for Accessibility at Microsoft, she is an author and she runs her own fashion line, Prima Dona Studios.
Dona shares that she has been called aggressive, ambitious and a bit of a diva. Her response? Hell yes. She’s proud to be all those and more! In this interview, she shares the strategies she’s used to #dothething including thinking of herself in the 3rd person on her own Hero’s Journey, ruthless time management, and extending her comfort zone a tiny bit rather than completely stepping out of it.
I did the exercises in her book #DoTheThing and it is that work that inspired me to create this podcast. I highly recommend it for you too. Not sure what your thing is? She has strategies for discovering your thing too!
Mentioned in this podcast:
Prima Dona Studios
123. Bringing Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to Work
Desiree Briel Rodi returns to the podcast this week to share her expertise on Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Not only are these skills becoming more acknowledged - and needed - in the workplace, but they are also skills that we all get to work on every day in our personal lives: the ability to manage ourselves and our relationships effectively; the ability to recognize, understand, and manage our emotions; and those of others.
Desiree also shared her own story in a previous interview.
Also mentioned in this episode:
Briel Rodi Consulting
Emotional Intelligence by Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer
Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman
Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
Charting the development of emotion from childhood to adulthood by E. C. Nook et al
Essential if you’re returning to work!
Erika is a gold mine of information, tips and strategies to get you back in the work force after a pause, no matter why you stepped away. Recommended!
Great success tips
Keep your eyes wide open you never know where opportunities might pop up!
Such a great tip! Loving your relatable topics and real life examples. Realizing other women have paused and walked back into the workforce successfully is a confidence builder!
Inspiring and practical!
The Ready Pause Go podcast is an amazing resource for re-entering the workplace. Erika’s guests are very inspiring and informational. They share practical tips and real life stories! Very empowering!